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Windows 98 on Compaq Presario SR1650NX

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Goodday everyone! :D

 

I am posting this because I'm am crazy enough to reattempt (thinking about it now :sneaky:) in getting windows 98 se to load on this compaq! To make things worse (for win98) this computer has been upgraded to 2.50 GB of RAM! This computer also has a 250 Gb SATA HD.

 

It was pretty diffcullt even getting to the windows 98 installation since cd support didn't work due to the lack of real mode dos drivers for the DVD Rom, but I've manged to work around this by putting the win98 cab files and setup on the hard disk through flash drive using a linux live cd! But it still wasn't successful through installation even after editing the system ini.

 

 

Referred to this topic: http://www.msfn.org/...more-than-1-gb/

 

 

The real problem was that it froze on the first detecting new hardware phase, the setup itself even suggest that the user powers off the computer if not responsive! After powering back on it surprisingly when past the new hardware phase and even finshed the non-plug play detection. But after the third boot it would would just freeze on the startup screen for like 10 minutes to only pop-up a BSOD claiming:

 

"Disk Write Error: Unable to write to disk in drive C:"

 

I assume this has to do with some other known limitation to windows 98 like no native SATA drivers, or large volumes in FAT32 but I'm not sure!

 




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Maybe, if you use both RLoew's RAM Limitation and SATA patches, together with RLoew's or LLXX's 137 GB patch, you may have a thin chance of succeeding. The SATA and 137 GB patches are a must, in your case, there's no avoiding them at all. You may be able to do without the RAM Limitation patch, but it'll make your life easier and result in a stabler system, in case of success. Then again it may prove impossible to get Win 9x/ME to run stably in your machine at all... the only way to find out is by trying, but be aware you'll be in for *a lot* of frustration from the start. All the info you need is in the threads linked from my signature here below (or linked from them). And you're wrong: there are DOS generic drivers for SATA CD/DVD/Blu-Ray drivers around.



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I apologize for not replying to this thread for over two weeks, but I am here to say that I finally got windows 98 SE happily running on my Dell Optiplex GX270  :w00t:

 

 

Yeah, I knew installing Windows 98 on that machine would be d@mn near impossible even through the sata patch, which isn't free you have have to pay about a $99 to fully utilize. So what I did instead was I stole two of the 512 MB Ram sticks(The RAM type was compatible with the Dell) from that computer and put in this Dell making the total amount of ram 1GB! Maximum amount for 98.

 

 

I also was finally able to solve my realtek audio problem by loading the windows 95 drivers instead of the 98 ones complaining about the missing ntkern.vxd mmdevldr.vxd

 

 

 

I am very happy now being able to still use windows 98! especially with the modern compatibles of kernel ex! :yes:


Edited by Pcgar095, 22 March 2014 - 10:42 PM.


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I apologize for not replying to this thread for over two weeks, but I am here to say that I finally got windows 98 SE happily running on my Dell Optiplex GX270  :w00t:
 
 
Yeah, I knew installing Windows 98 on that machine would be d@mn near impossible even through the sata patch, which isn't free you have have to pay about a $99 to fully utilize. So what I did instead was I stole two of the 512 MB Ram sticks(The RAM type was compatible with the Dell) from that computer and put in this Dell making the total amount of ram 1GB! Maximum amount for 98.
 
 
I also was finally able to solve my realtek audio problem by loading the windows 95 drivers instead of the 98 ones complaining about the missing ntkern.vxd mmdevldr.vxd
 
 
 
I am very happy now being able to still use windows 98! especially with the modern compatibles of kernel ex! :yes:

The SATA Patch is not $99 it is $11. The $99 price is for the Terabyte Plus Package for drives larger than 2TiB.
1GB is the maximum RAM only for Unpatched Windows 98.
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Oops, sorry about that! The disk patch is really only $11. Even though demo version only offers up to 145 GB, the reason I didn't try was because of other driver compatibles I would run into with 98 on that compaq. I actually prefer to use older computers like my dell.

 

 

Your software still looks promising, I would definitely look in to it if I ever got a bigger drive! :D


Edited by Pcgar095, 25 March 2014 - 02:54 AM.


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Oops, sorry about that! The disk patch is really only $11. Even though demo version only offers up to 145 GB, the reason I didn't try was because of other driver compatibles I would run into with 98 on that compaq. I actually prefer to use older computers like my dell.
 
 
Your software still looks promising, I would definitely look in to it if I ever got a bigger drive! :D

The Demo you describe is for the High Capacity Disk Patch for Hard Drives larger than 137GB.
It is a separate Patch from the SATA Patch. There is no Demo SATA Patch.
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