This post has been edited by Tommy: 17 January 2013 - 08:56 PM
Windows 98 on ASRock 785GM-LE
Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:53 PM
Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:31 PM
If the HDD/controller is SATA, you'll probably need to look for a compatibity mode for it in the BIOS.
This post has been edited by jumper: 17 January 2013 - 11:40 PM
Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:46 PM
This post has been edited by Tommy: 17 January 2013 - 11:47 PM
Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:15 AM
- "tweaks" (which will get you to ~1.2GB if they work; I personally have never been able to get them working)
- rloew's RAM Limitation Patch (which is not free, but worth the price, as it enables using up to 4GB without any other modifications).
It doesn't matter if your HDD is IDE if it is connected to a SATA port. The motherboard interface is what matters. You will either have to:
- set the SATA controllers to "Legacy" or "IDE" mode in the BIOS
- invest in another of rloew's patches.
If your HDD is larger than 137GB, then you will also need a patch for that.
Once you know the "must haves" for setting up a 98 system, it's not hard, but you have to know and understand the things you must do first, or you will have nothing but headache.
Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:50 AM
As for the other two items, as specified above. SATA, definitely - 137gb workarounds exist (again, see Stickies) although you STILL can only use the max. You have Win2k, so you could Dual-Boot and use the remainder as NTFS (will never be "seen").
Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:51 AM
As for the hard drive, I stated in my original post that it was only 80GBs so I'm perfectly safe with the 137GB barrier
And also, there is just 1 IDE port on the motherboard which is what I have my hard drive plugged into. I don't have a SATA to IDE connector.
This post has been edited by Tommy: 18 January 2013 - 11:52 AM
Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:42 PM
SYSTEM.INI (inserted line) -
[386Enh] MaxPhysPage=48000 <-try lowering thatSYSTEM.CB (full file) -
[Keyboard] layout=kbdus.kbd [Intl] ACP=1252 OEMCP=437 SystemLocale=00000409 [boot] *DisplayFallback=0 [386Enh] MaxPhysPage=40000
Note that I also had a problem with "AGP Aperture Size" in the BIOS - had to use a value of 128mb. Also note I have an add-in AGP card thus the "stolen RAM" for onboard Video was "released to the OS".
(My PC is listed in the GT 1gb RAM topic)
Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:15 PM
However, it won't do it again. I can't imagine this being an issue but I didn't have a CD Drive hooked up at the time and when I got back into regular mode, it asked for my CD and it wanted to copy a file, I think it was related to DHCP but I can't remember the name. Well, I couldn't do it so I just canceled and I got to the desktop. Everything seemed normal but then when I restarted, I got a problem saying such and such couldn't be found and if you deleted this file on purpose, try copying it from whatever. Well, I removed all my networking features from the Network control panel icon in safemode, which got rid of the message, but now I'm back to where it'll freeze on the Win98 logo. This is interesting though, the monitor would go blank and act like I turned the computer off, but if I hit a key on the keyboard, it would come back up but just be frozen on the Win98 logo. However, it wasn't 100% frozen because I could still press caps lock and such and the lights would blink. But as far as progressing to the OS in normal mode, that wasn't working.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:13 AM
Reinstall from scratch, you've had just installed anyway.
Before the first reboot add MaxPhysPage=40000 and, under [vcache], MaxFileCache=393216 to both SYSTEM.INI and SYSTEM.CB.
Let's see how it behaves afterwards.