My son had a similar problem with his cd rom, every time that he tried to load a cd his computer crashed. the fix is to reformat your hard drive and reinstall your operating system. dont't forget to install your chipset software. THIS IS IMPORTANT!!! It resolved my sons problems. Should work for you.
How do I resolve a hardware conflict problem? It seems my floppy disk controllers are at odds with my other drivers, probably the sound blaster card. If I try to fix it, Floppy Disk Failure CO comes up. This may have something to do with my display driver as well since everytime I try to adjust this by pressing the Settings, the screen blanks out and I have to restart all over again. The screen also freezes when I try to click open the A:\ drive for floppies. So everytime I startup, the Windows 98 Startup Menu keeps on showing the choices for opening the Windows all over again. Is there any freeware that can resolve this issue? Thanks. Manny