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Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2001 - 3:21 am:   

I've changed the motherboard, hard drive, processor & video card and still can't install Windows98. The harddrive has been formatted & partioned. I start with the boot disc and the 98 CD. As I install the software I keep getting several errors. Some fatal others illegal messages. The Bios are set to "normal". The original PC had Windows95. Is there someone out there that I can e-mail to try to solve this. I've been working on this on and off for a month and I'm at my witts end.
James Sullivan
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2001 - 10:55 am:   

Mike you might want to use of course that is 39# a year
another great source that is free is
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2001 - 2:13 pm:   

Thanks,Jim. is under construction. We're hoping that someone once had the same problem. Not being an expert, we are trying to learn as we struggle along. Maybe there's a motherboard change that has to be made, maybe something has to be updated, perhaps a bad installation disc, bad or wrong boot disc, improper drivers etc. It sounds like a simple fix, BUT we don't know what to try. After trying to do the installation half a dozen times, we realize that something else is preventing the installation. So again is there someone or some site out there that we can e-mail or look at to try to trouble shoot the PC? Is the someone who builds PC who might want to take the time to help? Thanks in advance.
Vera (Vera)
Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2001 - 4:44 am:   

have you tried installing windows with only the most basic hardware installed ? ie: just your video card, floppy drive, hard drive and cd drive
just some thoughts
brad johnson
Posted on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 5:20 pm:   

hello problem is every time i try to load my OS (win98) I get this:

Standard Mode: Fault in MS-DOS Extender.
EC=22DC CS=0053 IP=2871 AX=2720 BX=0000 CX=FFFF DX=FFFF
SI=0083 DI=0F94 BP=4278 DS=004B ES=0384 SS=004B SP=426E

Standard Mode: Bad Fault in MS-DOS Extender.
Fault: 000D Stack Dump: 02F4 0000 0070
Raw fault frame: EC=22DC IP=24AB CS=0053 FL=3013 SP=00F2 SS=004B

can anyone tell me whats wrong and how to fix this problem....when i try to run scandisk.exe /all ...... i get this message:

There is not enough free conventional memory to check a drive.

You may need to remark (REM) some device drivers from your CONFIG.SYS file. Or, in your CONFIG.SYS, you may need to load the EMM386.EXE driver to load your other device drivers into Upper memory Blocks using DEVICEHIGH= statments.

How do i do that ??????

anyone PLEASE help.....thank you all

oh yes i have reformatted and tried deleteing and creating new partitions

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