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First post, by varrol

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So I've had the first attempt to install windows 98 on this machine. It has Intel 915G chipset and from what I've found out and there are drivers that should be working.

Anyway - during installation if Windows, there is a step when it restarts - and after that it didn't want to continue installation - I got into safe mode (not sure what is the proper translation) and installed chipset drivers - then after restart, installation went on and finished. But the system will not load - hangs at pretty much the same place. I've tried with additional graphic card and the one that is built in. Safe mode runs fine and shows no errors among hardware - also seems chipset drivers are loaded.

I've noticed one odd thing - my single memory stick of 512MB is shown as 504MB (same in Memtest - but short run shows no errors).

Is there anything I'm missing - a BIOS setting that should be changed/disabled or maybe I should use PATA HDD instead of SATA? I was trying to find some hints, but everywhere I've found that it should be running fine - and I cannot even get to Windows.

AOpen AX6B+ | P3 1G | 1GB ECC REG | FX5200 | CT4500
AOpen AX59pro | K6-2 450M | 256MB | Rage 128
Asus CUBX-E | P3 1G | 512MB | GF4 TI4200 | YMF719E-S
Asus P3B-F | P3 933M | 384MB | Radeon 9200 | CT4520
Asus P5A | P55C 200M | 256MB | Riva TNT | CT3600

Reply 1 of 3, by varrol

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Ok - if anyone got similar problem on systems with SATA - I fixed it by setting legacy mode for drives - so two SATA + two PATA.

BTW. its pretty nice board for windows 98 - running PCI-express card gets ridiculous results in Futuremark 2001.

AOpen AX6B+ | P3 1G | 1GB ECC REG | FX5200 | CT4500
AOpen AX59pro | K6-2 450M | 256MB | Rage 128
Asus CUBX-E | P3 1G | 512MB | GF4 TI4200 | YMF719E-S
Asus P3B-F | P3 933M | 384MB | Radeon 9200 | CT4520
Asus P5A | P55C 200M | 256MB | Riva TNT | CT3600

Reply 2 of 3, by Mr.Tibb

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Hey - Varrol! Thanks for your above post. I rescued a computer with this mobo two days ago (someone put it in the trash in my condo building) and was trying to install Win98 on it and was having the exact problem you described above. I'm just installing it on an IDE drive, though. I took your advice and changed the drive settings to Legacy in the BIOS and it's now working! Thanks - I don't know if I would have figured that out on my own.

Reply 3 of 3, by Tetrium

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varrol wrote on 2021-02-13, 23:27:

I've noticed one odd thing - my single memory stick of 512MB is shown as 504MB (same in Memtest - but short run shows no errors).

My guess would be the missing 8MB is reserved for onboard graphics.
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