First post, by Zaphod Beeblebrox
I was trying to reinstall Win98 on my junkbox (signature) and everything goes normal up to the point it asks you the time/date. First of all, it reports the year as "80", though sometimes it reports it correctly.
That doesn't change a thing however, and I had that "80" problem before in several systems, VMs, and PCem and everything went fine anyways.
Anything I try to do here results in a BSOD and the installation failing completely. And I mean anything, just clicking randomly results in the same BSOD.
I can restart the system and it may attempt to continue installation but it keeps failing, sometimes after a lot of reboots it ""may"" be able to boot into Windows but eventually something fails (when I try to install drivers for example), always the same BSOD. I have the same hardware, even the same installation media and everything and I know for a fact this system is able to run Win98SE without any issues whatsoever.
The motherboard BIOS is the latest and I tried clearing the CMOS, without the video card/sound card, only using the minimal stuff, etc. You know, the usual. Nothing changes.
Just for the heck of it I just now installed XP SP3 and that went smoothly. Hiren's boot CD also works, and I should have Windows Me and 2000 installation media somewhere to try, but I haven't (yet).
EDIT: I was able to finally install it somewhat okay, after a bunch of tries, at the part it would BSOD, restarting the system made it continue without errors and booting to desktop fine.
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