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Re: win98 booting problem
Hmmmm...i'm almost certain that you just jumped beyond the W98 ability to handle memory call routines. Check the deep W98 system requirements, and I believe you'll find that it's out of that O/S reach(for the simple reason that such memory allocations did NOT exist when it was released). check your computer warranty here 4 FREE
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guess u were trying to install Win7 over Vista...it does not work that way....Win7 need to be a clean install...that is...it must be installed in a new partition after doing a full low level format....so you will have dual boot at start up...and u chose what u want vista or Win7 to work with for that specific session....
Dual boot helps in many ways...
1 - it helps file management better
2 - it helps to boot from one OS in case the other gives trouble
3 - virus attack are removed from either OS
the best way to getback you system is to
1 download KILLDISK (DOS) utility program, get the DOS version
2 copy it on to a CD
3 get hold of a Win98 CD (bootable)
4 boot from Win98 cd, dont chose to install Win98,
5 press ESC and let Win98 quit installing, it will lead to a drive letter of you CDROM (say D or E as the case may be)
6 insert the CD that has the KILLDISK DOS utility
7 Run the program by typing KILLDISK at the CD drive letter prompt.
8 Read all the options available there...and kill the drive in which you had VistaOS/Win7 (C)...this will make all you C: drive sectors to "0"
i.e. it will wipe your C: drive clean and u can start with a clean slate....
if u r not concerned with the data in you disk...wipe all drives and disks in the PC....a 20GB disk will take aprox 1 hr to finish
for all this u must have the BIOS enabled to boot from CDROM drive...
once killdisk has finished doing the wiping process....
insert the Vista or Xp cd and install either...in the partition option make 3 or more partitions....C, D, E of at least 30 GB min for each...as Win7 will take aprox 18 GB....
in C: drive install Vista or XP as the case may be.....
once done....let the system boot and let it load Vista or XP
once in Desktop you can insert the Win7 cd and install it on the D or E: drive....the CDROM drive letter will change accordingly....when you make the partition....so be carefull to
AMI beep codes of 1 long and 3 short are, in fact, correctly identified as memory errors. One thing to note is if this memory is Dual Channel, you can only install the memory in groups of two. You must first fill DIMM slot 1 and 3 before filling DIMM slots 2 and 4.
The below website has much more information about your particular motherboard and there's a note about some JEDEC setting for memory that you might want to watch out for or disable to see if it improves stability.
As for Windows XP 32-bit not recognizing more than 3.5 (at most) memory, this is unavoidable. To see all 8 GB, you would need a 64-bit version of Windows. This is something that cannot be altered by BIOS or memory choices, unfortunately. Feel lucky in the fact that you have XP Pro as XP Home will only recognize up to 2.5GB. You'll never utilize all 8GB unless you upgrade your OS, so keep that in mind!
i think the hard disk might have got crashed or the cd from which your installing may consists some error (or it is unreadable ) ... just try with other cd .... or you might have installed some upgraded version of windows than the XP just for example :vista or media center etc ..... or you might be trying to install the XP in the drive which consist of the upgraded version of windows than the XP .... just check these things and reply me ... and tell me the what exactly error message you are getting while you go to install the XP ...
any doubts you can reply me i am always here to assist you.. thank you bye .. rate my solution
When upgrading or increasing memory. The DIMM's should be the same. The Intel D845WN board requires the memory to run at 3.3volt. If the memory you are adding is within the Intel spec's, than switch the two Dimm's. Insert only the new DIMM & check if the system hangs. If it does than it is possible the new memory it either not compatable or is defective. For more information about the D845WN board download the manual for you're Intel board. http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d845wn/sb/cs-008937.htm