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Old 05-27-2013, 03:28 PM   #1
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I have a ASUS A8N-SLI mother board with a Geforce 6600 GT graphics card. Windows 98 installs fine, until it gets to the point of installing drivers for plug and play drivers. At this point the screen goes funny and the progress bar is on 6%. I restart the computer and it tries to load windows 98 but on the splash screen it freezes. Any help please
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:26 PM   #2
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Win 98 was written to much older machines. Life was simpler then...
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That hardware is far beyond what Windows 98 is capable of running. Even if you could successfully install 98 on that machine, you wouldn't be able to do much of anything anyway.
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Why don't you install a more modern OS like a Linux distro or XP..
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If you really want 98 then you will have to look at buying an old machine. Otherwise move onto xp or even 7.

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I think you would have better luck installing Win 98 in a VM. I have Win 98SE installed in a VMWarePlayer VM and it runs fine there.

I doubt you could ever locate Win 98 drivers for things like a modern video card or SATA controller and Win 98 never had great support for USB.

In addition, I hope you are using Win 98SE as that's the only version of Win 98 worth fooling with.
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I think you would have better luck installing Win 98 in a VM. I have Win 98SE installed in a VMWarePlayer VM and it runs fine there.
This. Install 7 and then run 98 in a Virtual environment of some sort.
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I have managed to install windows 98. I fix the problem about two hours after my post. My problem now is that I am trying to install the graphics card drivers so I don't have to run in 16 bit colours. I got the driver for the card and for 98, but its complaining of: Setup was unable to locate a detected device's PCI ID in NVAML.INF. Could this be a chipset problem?
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That hardware is far beyond what Windows 98 is capable of running. Even if you could successfully install 98 on that machine, you wouldn't be able to do much of anything anyway.
This. Again.

I don't know that anyone here is going to be willing to put any time into this. It just seems silly.
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Asus A8N-SLI Premium Allows SLI to be Enabled in Software : Asus A8N-SLI Premium Triggers SLI In Software
It's a cross over board that never should have been on the market to start with. Made in 2005 it has a PITA Sli switch. Take the switch card out of the slot and turn it around and put it back in. Go in the bios and see if there's any setup for it. Disable it. Win 98 was not written for Sli. Sli technology was not even an itch in its creator's pant when it was written.

Seriously you're wasting your time. If you can't afford a recent OS and if you're going to school, Microsoft has programs in place to help students purchase or get for free operating systems like win7 and 8.
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