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I can't give you the exact details of the window, since Win98 is installed. The screen shows 100% of the "Preparing to run Win 98 Setup" but then freezes. What other information do you need? I would de frag the hard drive, close all apps you don't use on start up, double check virus and spyware scans.

This is something we all go through at one time.I wish I could help you more, but this could become an extremely long, and technical set of messages, while a repair No drivers are missing on the OEM CD. Also did you do this H/W upgrade yourself? Windows 98 freezes on startup Started by tetraoxygen , Jul 03 2007 02:48 PM Please log in to reply #1 tetraoxygen Posted 03 July 2007 - 02:48 PM tetraoxygen New Member

Maybe it's hanging on the floppy hardware detection, I don't know. Should I try swapping that 1 stick out and trying each of them individually?Or are you suggesting I try the Setup with one memory stick? So since there are no plug and play devices, what could possibly be making it lock up? by R.

Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other usersIllegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal contentOffensive: Sexually explicit or offensive languageSpam: Advertisements or commercial links Submit report Cancel report Track this discussion Setup Wizard initialization progress bar displayed [reaches 100%]. 5. Richard N. I even let it set overnight on this screen to make sure I was giving it enough time.

Privacy Improve This Answer Improve This Answer Processing your response... Discuss This Question: 7  Replies There was an error processing your information. Please wait. I remember that the 'pause' phase in Windows 98 setup could be several minutes. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/troubleshooting-win98-freezing-any-techniques.53224/ by Kees Bakker / March 1, 2009 5:40 AM PST In reply to: I have tried setup with one memory stick (mouse, keyboard, monitor) but you didn't tell the hardware INSIDE

You know, people are spending money on these junkers. No detail is too small. It can freeze any time in any program. sorry Vigilente - I just re-read your post, and realised you know all this already, but dont have the PC in front of you to test.

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  • The system drive is still kicking and seems to be operating fine from drive C:.IOW, after running good for a while and the drives D, E have timed-out (10, 15, 30,
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If so, have you installed the drivers off the mobo CD? 0 pointsBadges: report Poppaman Feb 16, 2005 8:36 AM GMT I believe sonotsky is correct... More Bonuses Main Sections Technology News Reviews Features Product Finder Downloads Drivers Community TechSpot Forums Today's Posts Ask a Question News & Comments Useful Resources Best of the Best Must Reads Trending Now Just as they added RAM and another OS, they could have added hardware that Windows 98 doesn't like. The CPU was originally an Intel that has been replaced with a AMD.

Ask Question Free Guide: Managing storage for virtual environments Complete a brief survey to get a complimentary 70-page whitepaper featuring the best methods and solutions for your virtual environment, as well My solution was to push "reset button" on tower, Win98SE continued to a successful installation. They don't need to be in permanent storage after all [or do they?] But the Windows installation is a different kettle of fish. You may also want to go to all plain (default) BIOS settings while troubleshooting the OS install...

Please post your questions on the forums, not in my email. This is before any hardware detection occurs. Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - You told the hardware inside the case ... It's not unusual for the Virtual Machine to become corrupted, and this causes the computer to lock up if the My Computer icon or the Control Panel icon is clicked.

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Please try again later. WINDOWS '98!!! It could be a corrupted software program, an installed/uninstalled older program that requires a 16-bit environment. This puzzles me.

Microsoft has never corrected these issues and this is not a tech support forum but a discussion forum where you get to do all the hard work.Who's Bill? So there you go. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 22, 2012 3:31 AM PDT In reply to: hi My replies go out of date.Thanks for the update. Secondly if you know the installation history of this Machine it would help if you know the manner in which software was installed. 98 was very touchy and I always had

ByVigilante Jun 30, 2006 Hey fellas. So assume hardware is fine, it may have issues, but work with me here. I have installed dozens of the these cards, and I have not as yet seen any difficulty. Let's not go there.

The CPU has overheated and 98 crashes.Also in our last discussion there was a suggestion to try out LINUX since if Linux fails that's a great clue the hardware needs repair.Bob It worked for me once, although on another occasion I had a bad CD-ROM drive (it had a bad vibration). Computer Information Links (http://www.geocities.com/paleopete/) zardiw03-13-2005, 04:59 AMI know this thread is ancient, but there's still quite a few of us working with Win98. There's a progress bar, and when it reaches 100% it hangs.

Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2009 8:05 AM PST In reply to: Don't see anything else This is a better description of the crash and could point to a problem Forum Forum Home New Posts FAQ Calendar Forum Actions Mark Forums Read Quick Links Today's Posts View Site Leaders Advanced Search Forum Microsoft Software Windows 95/98/98SE/ME Win 98SE Lock-up during install... If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Some simple things to check - run chkdsk, defragment, run a memory tester for a long time, run a hard drive tester for a long time.

I have been trying to do an "over-install" (that is, reinstalling Win 98SE over the top of an existing installation) for a day or so now. HA!. Keep trying with less and less hardware. Boot into SAFE MODE and get rid of all ORPHANED/UNKNOWN device objects.

TechSpot is a registered trademark. I did an alt-ctrl-del on the system, planning to do a soft-boot. then I always used Task Manager to shutdown running Apps 1 at a time. If that doesn't work then you will need to install Windows to a new directory.Please help!!

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