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Re: Windows 98 veeeeeeery slow!

Turning off PnP is what caused it to refind all the drivers. I would leave it on, letting the BIOS handle IRQ steering unless it creates conflicts. You should reinstall the chipset driver after you turn it off (or better yet, reinstall Windows, as it hates hardware changes). Also get yourself some …

Re: Windows 98 veeeeeeery slow!

Shouldn't take that long. Just look for something like "1 pass complete with no errors" or something like that. Are you using an 80 wire IDE cable? Have you tried swapping IDE cables to see if one is bad? Do you know the CD drive is good? I ran a pass and it said it passed, no errors. Also my IDE …

Re: Windows 98 veeeeeeery slow!

I thought all of those via driver packages were dead, didn't realize this one existed. Should I get anything other than the chipset drivers there? Just get everything? Should need the 4in1, ethernet (if you plan on connecting to the a network), USB, and audio (if you don't plan on getting a sound …

Re: Windows 98 veeeeeeery slow!

Thanks guys, I'll try out memtest 4.3.7 today, though I remember these taking hours! I've put the original 256MB RAM stick back in and put the 1GB aside. What do I look for when Memtest is complete?? with respect to the HDDs, it's not the HDDs! I have 3 80GB drives here and this occurs on all 3 …

Re: Windows 98 veeeeeeery slow!

But it still takes hours to install which is why I'd rather not do it again and again. This is pretty weird. Do you mean that the actual installation takes hours to finish or the entire process of re-installing drivers and such? If it's the former, something's seriously wrong here, on such a system …

Re: Windows 98 veeeeeeery slow!

That said, how would I know if DMA is enabled or not? Control Panel > System > Device Manager > Disk Drives > (Whatever device it is) > Properties > Settings DMA should be checked. If it isn't, check it. I also wouldn't bother with those unofficial patches, unless you're trying to make 98 your …

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