I thought at one time I posted a thread about this on here but Google hasn't been too helpful and since this is a bit of a different project, I'll go ahead and try to get some help in a new thread.
First off, the board is as listed as before. The CPU is an Athlon 64 X2 3800+, 1 gig of RAM. At my disposal at the time, I had Windows Me so I went ahead and tried to install it, it installed but it had a slight glitch during the hardware detection part in setup. I did finally get it completely install and it was crazy crazy fast. It loaded the desktop so fast that I never even saw the splash screen. But this is where it gets interesting. I didn't recognize hardly anything at all. Even a PCI ethernet card from 3COM which I know has native Win9x drivers in it. Okay, so run the add new hardware wizard and have it detect your hardware. Nothing new was found. The device manager was extremely brief on what was listed. I went into My Computer. The CD ROM IDE drive was missing but the hard drive which is running on IDE emulation (SATA drive) was there and well. Well, I decided because I wanted Windows 98 anyway, I wiped the drive and installed Windows 98. I get to the third part in setup, and the monitor goes out like when you turn the computer off. I restarted and booted into safe mode. That worked and I got to the desktop. Trying normal mode again did the same thing as before, the monitor went black.
So, here's my stance. I was thinking maybe it's the southbridge that's causing issues? The funny thing is, both my mouse and keyboard are USB and those worked just fine in Me. I didn't try a flash drive and I sort of wish I did. The southbridge is an AMD SB710. Could it be that it has no drivers for it and therefor is just basically quits on me? Maybe Windows Me has something but not a lot more to at least get it to the desktop. Windows Me was able to finish setup completely whereas Windows 98 has problems after the second part of setup. What do you guys think?
Edited by Tommy, 03 March 2014 - 05:43 PM.