I bought a new laptop (Compaq Presario 2122 EA)with Windows XP. My problem is the software which I was using before (very important & no update) not compatible with XP. So I installed windows 98. But at the final stage while plug & play driver ditecting process blue screen will ariive & setup use to stop. I check with compaq there was no update. Then I wrote to them. They are saying this machine was desgined for the XP. ( very easy answer) Then I cheked with Microsoft. There were one sugetion. (To stop a vxd driver) I did that. (because I could restart machine in safe moode)But problem still presist. Pls someone tell me how can I can I skip the plug & play components dtecting process while instaling Windows ME. Pls help. Thanking you in advance
If Presario 2122 EA is designed for XP the supplied drivers would of course be XP ? thats going to be the problem to get around how bigs the HD perhaps reinstating Xp then divide the Hd to 2 partitions and add W98 to that might be possible ..another idea would be turn off fast shut down & see if it will load the older software .That may seem odd but it worked for one Xp machine that had problems..
running the program in compatibility mode within xp? You can do this by selecting the program and right clicking on it. Then select properties from the list and when the properties box opens select the compatibility tab. From there you can run the program in windows98 compatibility mode.
Compaq as cut it out to stop you interfering with settings but there may be away to get at it. Someone may have the same problem and come up with an answer. Have look hear there may be something us full. click here
Do you have any devices at all plugged into the laptop when installing also have you tried removing the battery and running direct on mains power only as some batteries can be detected as a device for power management. (I think)