Unstable Win 98SE

  Stephen-333842 17:26 02 Jan 2003
  Stephen-333842 17:26 02 Jan 2003

I have been using Win 98SE for a few years and just b4 xmas updated my PC to a Gigabyte GA-7vkmp, AMD XP2000+, 256mb DDR PC2100 ram And DVD, but used my old Maxtor 30Gig 33073h3 H Drive. I tried to update to Win XP but was getting several errors during set-up (unable to copy files) despite several attempts. I then gave up with that and re-installed 98SE, which installed O.K. but started to give errors when booting. I then reformatted the drive and tried XP again, Still no joy. I am now back on 98SE but find I am having to run SFC to restore system files every couple of boots. Any Suggestions (other than dynamite).

  Zaxifone 17:37 02 Jan 2003

First thing I would try would be a thorough scandisk on your hard drive...


  Stephen-333842 17:59 02 Jan 2003

Thanks Zaxifone.
Already tried that. I have also Run Maxtors Powermax Diagnostics on the drive and that says its OK. !!!


  Wak 21:20 02 Jan 2003

Any conflicts showing up in Device Manager, Steve???

  Stephen-333842 21:25 02 Jan 2003


No None. Every thing is registered and wkg OK !!

  BRYNIT 21:30 02 Jan 2003

Have you loaded the drivers that com with your motherboard

  woodchip 21:31 02 Jan 2003

Did you format your drive when you fitted the new motherboard????

  Stephen-333842 21:51 02 Jan 2003

Brynit and Woodchip

Yes And Yes.

When I first formated the drive I booted from the Win XP CD to install so the drivers whern't there then but subsequently I have tried to upgrade 98 and still no joy.
When I first got the new kit it wouldn't boot but the techs at store diagnosed the memory and exchanged it, and I am wondering if that may have caused some damage to the MB??

  woodchip 11:33 03 Jan 2003

"No", If you have two or more stick of ram take them out except for one stick make shure the stick left is in ether slot 1 or 0 you may have to try each stick to find if that's the problem

  Gongoozler 12:53 03 Jan 2003

Steve, what system files are you having to restore? I don't know if this information will help, but it could be that one of them is being overwritten and so could give a clue.

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