First post, by ldeveraux
Hi all, first time long time!
I have found a lot of tape backups and decided to make a new Windows 98 PC with a tape drive to read them all. I finally got an proper installation but the issue is it's dog slow. Installing the unofficial SP3 takes hours. Here are the specs:
P4PA Via Motherboard
Intel Pentium 4 1.70 MHz chip
Windows 98 SE installed from Upgrade disc (had to prove to the software I owned Windows 95!)
80GB Seagate HDD
Geforce3 Ti 200 GPU
1GB PC2100 RAM (I also have a 256MB PC2100 RAM stick, but never noticed a difference)
I've installed the software for my tape drive (Colorado Backup) and software for my external Iomega Ditto drive as well. I've gotten all the video drivers updated and even have LAN working. No luck yet on USB. I've been moving files back and forth with a ZIP250 !!
That's about it. I recognize the RAM may be the issue here, as I haven't applied MEMPATCH or HIMEMX. Is there anything else anyone might think that would cause this system to drag on endlessly??