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Having problems installing Windows 98SE

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citywiderm

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I've been trying to put together a pc to run Windows 98SE in order to run a legacy program.  I got it all together, then tried to install Windows. It seemed to be going well, and then it restarted after putting in the product key and it wouldn't load Windows.  I could get it to boot into safe mode, but that doesn't do me much good.  I also can't see my cd drive in safe mode, so I can't install the drivers that came with the motherboard. Here's all the hardware that went into the machine:

 

Hard Drive:ST3402112AS - Seagate 40 GB SATA 1.5Gb/ s Hard Drive (7200 RPM)

(not sure if you guys can see that)

 

CPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819117392

 

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...7-338-_-Product

 

Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820159103

 

Floppy Drive: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16821105001

 

Power Supply: http://www.newegg.co...9-042-_-Product

 

CD Drive: SONY CRX225E 52x24x52 CD-RW INTERNAL IDE BEIGE BURNER DRIVE

 

I've tried formatting the hard drive and reinstalling, as well as scanreg and a few other simple things like that (that I can't remember exactly what they are right now).  Can anybody see where I went wrong? Or is there anything else I can try?  I'm not that well versed in Windows 98 but any help would be appreciated.




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MrMateczko

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Go to the BIOS by pressing F2 while the computer boots up.

Go to Advanced, then IDE Configuration, and set the OnBoard IDE Operation Mode to Compatible Mode.



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Great, that worked enough so that I can boot into regular windows.  However, I still can't see the CD drive and I can't find the driver for it.  Is there any way to extract drivers from the command prompt or something like that? I'm pretty confident that once I can get the CD drive to work I'll be good to.  Thanks a lot for your help so far



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Is the CD drive recognized in BIOS?

Try switching in the same menu the OnBoard IDE controller to SATA + Sec IDE.



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Yup that worked.  Thanks a lot.  Now my issue is that the motherboard driver cd is a dvd and I only have a cd drive.  I guess I'll have to figure that out on my own.  Thanks for your help though I really appreciate it



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Download the drivers from the ASRock site, and burn them to a CD.

http://www.asrock.co...=Download&os=98






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