PC Hoarder Patrol wrote on 2021-07-15, 21:23:
Where does the beta file STN.BIN come from - the zip file I downloaded from Asus is called 1014tc001.zip, which contains a BIOS flash file called 1014tc.001. Is this the beta file you tried to flash? Maybe you could try again with this one (attached) and get an accurate record or picture of any AFLASH error screen.
ok now i see were things went wrong. winrar let me go within the .001 file so i was taking the file with in a file. so i tired .001 and that worked no problem thanks.
so bios is all updated now the next problem is i can't get windows 98 running without it crapping the bed after a few reboots.
i'm installing it on a 120gb ssd so no LBA issues i believe. using a silicon image SIL3112A pci to sata card. issue 1 with that was it came with a Raid bios that windows 98 really hated couldn't even finish formatting it was lock up if i formatted with another system windows setup would lock up as soon as scan disk started.
the bios it had was from 2008 i found this post Silicon Image Sil3112 PCI SATA Controller - looking for old BIOS witch provided a much older bios for the card from 2003 that was not raid. with this bios i was able to fdisk and format the drive albeit only 48 gb but win98 installed perfectly fine but after 2-3 reboots it craps the bed and wont start any more windows corrupted it self. so i reinstalled again this time i booted in to dos and installed the Rudolph R. Loew sata patch but still didn't fix it.
now i saw some people say windows 98 formater don't format ssds properly so i download super fdisk that phills computer lab did a video on formatted with that was able to get the full 120gb reinstalled 98 did the sata patch and still windows crapped the bed after a few reboots.
is there something i'm missing. would i be better using a sata to ide adater or do i just got to go full old skool and get an ide HD