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Old 11-03-2005, 07:14 PM   #1
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Default Unstable win 98 system

Here's the deal, I'm not sure how it happened but the OS just started acting up, first it won't let me open a jpeg picture file, when I try it comes up with "The Blue Screen" showing that you can press any key and wait for windows to recover or restart the sytem. I always have to restart. The second On some programs mainly games it won't load, it will go into the screen as if it were about to load but the screen would remain blank and I'd have to restart. i tried reinstalling windows right on top of it's self to maybe replace a few missing files or what ever may have gone wrong, but it only fixed one of the problems (not one of the ones listed above). I want to fix it w/o having to format and reinstall if I don't have to, because I have some programs I'd like to keep and I don't have an install cd for them. The computer is networked and the network works fine.
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Old 11-03-2005, 08:26 PM   #2
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corrupted hard drive i beleive....get a new one, and get xp
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Can XP run on a Pent II 450mhz with 348mb Ram?
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Old 11-03-2005, 11:52 PM   #4
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Yes, but the higher the better.
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Old 11-04-2005, 10:20 AM   #5
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With your system it might be a good idea to get WIndows 2000. The system requirements aren't as high as xp and you"ll get a MUCH MORE stable OS than Win 98.
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Win98 causes the trouble. install Windows 2000 OR Windows XP

Never mind about Win ME
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Old 11-05-2005, 05:30 PM   #7
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Right now I just traded out hdds and it works fine. It still has Win 98 but I don't have a Win 2000 or XP install disc now. I'll probably get an XP one later, then I can try to install it then.
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Can XP run on a Pent II 450mhz with 348mb Ram?
I ran xp on a 200Mhz Pentium Pro and it worked just fine
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Old 11-05-2005, 05:39 PM   #9
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I ran xp on a 200Mhz Pentium Pro and it worked just fine
I had a server like this, but I only had 64MB RAM. I needed more and I gave it away. It was a tour that could handle:

2 Dual P1 pro
512MB RAM Industry DIMM
SCSI controller
IDE controller

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HP Vectra XU
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