I was given a second hand computer without knowing why it was disposed of. It has a fast dual AMD processor, I Gb memory and downloads Windows 98 until it gets to 12 minutes to go (on both HDs tried). Then it restarts to the Windows page and stops. I can get into Windows safe mode. I suspect that the motherboard might be faulty but before I spend a fortune on a new Asus A8N-SL1 deluxe board, I thought I'd better check here in case it's something else. Many thanks.
Yes, I have used the same cd many times. I start with the floppy disk the setup etc. It reboots after loading plug and play devices. Then it says it needs to reboot again. It does so but stops at the Windows Page ( no toolbars etc)or sometimes just a blue page. I have nothing connected to USBs. The mouse and keyboard are connected in the coloured holes. Thanks.
Its one thing trying to get an old PC working with Win98 (but even that is questionable these days), but quite another if you are talking about buying new kit for the box - surely you wouldn't want to be using Win98 for that (and you could run into all sorts of probs with drivers etc.).
Thanks Batch, I am getting started with Windows 98 because I can't do it right using the xp pro disk. I know I need to change the bios settings but have never managed to get things going that way. This is the first time that it hasn't worked. Cheers.