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Installing Windows 98

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Posted on Monday, October 30, 2000 - 4:47 am:   

Hi i hope someone can help me i have the following problem:

I have just upgraded my motherboard and processor

Now i have reformatted my hard drive and tried in install windows 98 se but whenever i try to run the setup from the cd i get the following error

Standard Mode: Fault outside of ms-dos extender

with series of codes ..can someone help me please
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2000 - 3:26 pm:   

I have a Cyrix P166+ on a VX Pro Motherboard with
32mb SD Ram. After loading W98 I keep getting the following error message: MSGSVR32. This program has performed an illegal operation and will close.
I have tried clicking on the 'Ignore' button but the program closes anyway and I cannot start using
W98. Can anyone please tell me what this message means and how I can stop it occuring so that I can use W98. Pleeeease!!!!
Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2000 - 11:38 am:   

dave: have you installed any upgrades to software recently< you might have a wrong verion .dll file somewhere. probably in the windows\system folder.

it'll be hard to trace, though. can you give more info?
Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2000 - 11:41 am:   

tsimon: i would need more info. is this the full version? what are the codes? check your bios settings for the new motherboard, also.
Katy R
Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2001 - 5:22 pm:   

Some of my past experience with Win98... tsimon - How are you starting your computer and loading the CD Rom drivers before installing Win98? I have had the best luck using a Win98 startup disk from another computer to boot my "clean - reformatted" hard drive with CD Rom drivers, and installing Win98 that way. Dave, if you are "upgrading" your computer from Win95, try a reformat, and then a clean install to Win98 rather than an upgrade from Win95. For some reason Win98 seems more cooperative when installed clean, and as long as you have your original Win95 CD or Win3.1 disks handy to prove that you have a previous version, a clean install can be done from an "upgrade" Win98 CD.

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