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Help I'm not sure it is the motherboard I have fdisk the hard drive and reinstalled windows 98 it installs but at the last restart it freezes when I restart it it starts in safe mode will not start in regular mode.

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In safe mode check devices to see if there are any errors. Sometimes there is a simple IRQ missasignment, try reinstalling any bad component drivers and rebooting.

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Installed win98.says welcome to windows 98 then stops.nothing further

Hello here is the homepage:

Windows 98, in not a supported system.

So it will probably not run, on this mainboard.

Try with a smaller amount of ram.

Good luck

Sep 13, 2012 | Gigabyte GA-6BX7 Motherboard

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How would i go about formatting a computer?

How to Format a Computer

Want to know how to format a computer hard drive?Need to learn how to format your computer and start with a clean slate? Formatting a disk prepares the surface of the drive to accept and store data. Computers are often formatted before they are sold, donated, or returned to an employer. Likewise, computers with viruses or errors can be formatted and returned to their "out of the box" settings.

Warning - Formatting hard drive information does not permanently erase the data. Even after a computer has been formatted, deleted files can be easily recovered. If you want to permanently wipe your hard drive by completely overwritting hard drive data, check out WipeDrive.

How to Format Computer Quick Links:
How to Format a Computer with Windows XP
How to Format a Computer with Windows 95, 98, & ME
Wipe All Data Before Formatting
Reinstall Windows XP
Reinstall Windows 95, 98, & ME
Create a Startup Disk

How to Format a Computer with Windows XP
The first step in learning how to format a computer with Windows XP or 2000, is to insert Windows CD and restart your computer.

Your computer should automatically boot from the CD to the Windows Setup Main Menu.

At the Welcome to Setup page, press ENTER.

Press F8 to accept the Windows XP Licensing Agreement.

If an existing Windows XP installation is detected, you are prompted to repair it. To bypass the repair, press ESC.

Use the ARROW keys to select the partition or the unpartitioned space where you want to create a new partition. Press D to delete an existing partition, or press C to create a new partition.

Type the size in megabytes (MB) that you want to use for the new partition, and then press ENTER, or just press ENTER to create the partition with the maximum size.

Select the format option that you want to use for the partition (Recommended: NTFS), and then press ENTER.

After the Windows Setup program formats the partition, follow the instructions that appear on the screen to continue installing Windows.

How to Format a Computer with Windows 95, 98, or ME
To reinstall Windows, you will need a Startup Diskette and a Windows Installation CD.

Download the Startup Diskette Creator

Note: We recommend using the Startup Diskette available on this page. Other Windows Startup Diskettes may not work with the following steps.
Once you have your Startup Diskette, insert it into the floppy drive and restart your computer.

Select option #1 - Start the computer with CD-ROM support.

After a minute or so, you will see "A:>_".

Type "fdisk" and press Enter.

If asked to enable large disk support, select Y for Yes. (Note: Some versions of Windows 95 may not be compatible with large disk support. Select N here if it does not support the FAT32 file system.)

Select Option #1 - Create DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive.

Select Option #1 - Create Primary DOS Partition.

The drive integrity will be verified.

Unless you are planning to make multiple partitions, select Y when asked if you want to use the maximum available size for the partition and to make the partition active.

The drive integrity will be verified again.

When completed press the Esc key to exit fdisk.

Without removing the floppy disk, press the reset button on the computer or press the keys Ctrl then Alt then Delete and release them together. This will restart the computer.

Again, select the option to Start the computer with CD-ROM support.

When you see A:>, directly above it is a message about your CD-ROM drive. It will tell you the letter assigned to your CD-ROM drive, take note of it.

At the A:>, type "format C:" and press Enter.

Press the Y key then the enter key when asked if you want to proceed with the format.

The format will probably take some time, so be patient.

You will be asked to choose a Volume Label, which is a name for your hard drive. It has no effect on the operation of your computer, you may choose any name you like.

How to Reinstall Windows XP
To reinstall Windows XP or 2000, imply insert Windows CD and restart your computer.

If your hard drive has not been formatted, Windows XP will walk you through the formatting process described above

Your computer will automatically boot from the CD and begin the installation process

How to Reinstall Windows 95, 98, or ME
After formatting your hard drive as described above, insert the Startup Diskette into the floppy drive and restart your computer.

Select option #1 - Start the computer with CD-ROM support.

After a minute or so, you will see "A:>_".

Place the Windows Install CD into the CD-ROM drive.

Type "E:" (where E is the letter assigned to the CD-ROM drive) and press the Enter key.

Type "dir" and press Enter. You will see something like the following:

Volume in drive E is 020409_1121

Dec 15, 2011 | ASUS Motherboards

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Xp not loading, new mobo, new hd, can't get xp to load, its starts but freezes up every time

first of all you should try in safe mode i give you step restart system press F8 key continue the start system in safemode after that if you are able to start system in safe mode then restart the system in normal mode may be your issue will solve, if not solve then repair or reinstall your XP
I hope this has been very helpful for you

Dec 05, 2009 | Foxconn NF4UK8AA-8EKRS Motherboard

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Soyo sy-p4vgm motherboard unable to access BIOS setup menu

Offcourse! first of all insert CD into CD ROM then boot from cd. Select your CD drive like d: or e: or f: etc and then press enter. Now give a commond format c:/u/v and press enter. After the formating drive you can install windows 98 so now reboot your system again. Then boot from CD once again and choose your drive and install windows.
2nd way, If everything could not be possible then you should boot from CD again then select your CD drive and type a command fdisk and press y or enter 2 times. Now you choose 4 number and press enter and check the drive format if it is not FAT32 its mean that you should press 3 and then press 4 and now press enter then press escape. Then press three button at a time Ctrl+Alt+Del now your system will reboot now once again Boot from CD and choose CD drive and type fdisk and choose 1 then choose1 and now press enter and once again press three button at a time Ctrl+Alt+Del now your system will reboot. Once again boot from CD and select your CD drive and now you can install windows 98 now insert CD into CD ROM then boot from cd. Select your CD drive like d: or e: or f: etc and then press enter. Now give a commond format c:/u/v and press enter. After the formating drive you can install windows 98 so now reboot your system again. Then boot from CD once again and choose your drive and install windows.
Thank You

Jul 30, 2009 | Soyo SY-P4VGM Motherboard

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Drives - size

Resizing partitions is easy with the right tools, and near impossible without them. You will want to first
get a good hard disk imaging program along with an external hard drive (some drives come with imaging software bundled with the drive) a few examples would be Norton Ghost, Acronis True Image, Dantz Retrospect, Powerquest Drive Image and so on. There are even some good freeware and Open Source alternatives. By imaging your c: drive to a USB external drive you can safely edit your hard drive partition tables and then put everything back with no reinstalling Windows or losing any data. You will need to have a bootable recovery CD on hand when it comes time to restore the image from the USB drive to your system drive. I would suggest that you first copy all files you want to keep from the d: e: and f: partitions to the c: partition, then image the c: partition by itself to external drive. Take note of the c: partition type I.E. FAT32 or NTFS. Make a bootable utility disk (Ultimate boot CD available from for free) is one, an emergency boot floppy from Windows 98, ME, NT will work also. Boot with it and run FDISK to delete extended drive letters D E F and then their partitions and then delete the C: partition and finally create the C: partition with all available space and make it active. Replace the utility boot disk with the recovery boot cd, restart the computer and run the image recovery to restore everything back to your now 80gig system drive.

Jan 07, 2009 | Biostar NF325-A7 Motherboard

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I have a winfast 761GXK8MC motherboard. I am using a athlon 2800 CPU, and a SATA hard drive. when I install windows 98 it keeps locking up. then it says "child devices are keeping it from fully starting...

i doubt sata technology is supported by windows 98, you need to use windows 2000 at least. microsoft, unfortunately, does not support windows 98 anymore. the only other option is for you to check on your motherboard's manufacturer's website for windows 98 drivers. you could also try ide cd drives.

Dec 27, 2008 | Motherboards

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Usb 2.0

i think oyur drive had problem change your drive and try it.

Mar 23, 2008 | EPoX (EP-4SGM8I) Motherboard

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Disk Controller malfunction?

Hi, Based on your post/description a very intriguing problem. Offhand a couple of things come to mind: 1. Verify that the partition is Active. If it is NTFS, fdisk will not work so you may have to try Partition Magic or another third party software; 2. It might be the BIOS, maybe a flash is needed either with the same version or even an updated one if it is available. Although hesitant really to include the flashing option, but you can try if all else fails. Of course this is with the idea that worst case scenario, you are already set on buying a new board and the flash is a last ditch/chance effort; 3. MBR of HD corrupt (possibly virus) which can be worked on by not only reinstalling the OS but deleting old partition and re-partitioning, reformat and reinstall. It may be to your advantage to use the HD manufacturer's utilities to perform this task such as DiscWizard for Seagate, Max Blast for Maxtor and others; Am not sure if you have tried, but you can also: 4. Try another HD; 5. Change IDE or SATA cable. Hope this give you additional ideas and/or work out for you. Good luck and pls post again how things turn up. Kind regards.

Aug 15, 2007 | Syntax SV400 Motherboard

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Foxconn 6100K8MA-RS Motherboard

Hi You need to make sure that your boot sequence sets to boot from hard drive first. Also, make sure that the hard drive sequence has the hard drive enabled. If this does not work, then let me know so I can give another suggestion.

May 30, 2007 | Foxconn 6100K8MA-RS Motherboard

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Continuous restarting with winxp

On computers that contain Windows 98 and Windows XP: ? Windows 98 must be installed on a basic disk on a partition formatted with FAT or FAT32. If Windows 98 or Windows Me is not installed on the system partition, which is almost always the first partition on the disk, the system partition must also be formatted with FAT or FAT32. ? Compressed DriveSpace or DoubleSpace volumes won't be available while you are running Windows XP. It is not necessary to uncompress DriveSpace or DoubleSpace volumes that you will access only with Windows 98. ? Windows XP must be installed last. Otherwise important files needed for starting Windows XP could be overwritten

Jan 28, 2006 | Intel D850MV Motherboard

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