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It's stupid. You can download the drivers from the mfr site for that, too....sometimes, but not always, the drivers online will also come with the programs that are on the cd that are But it's okay for the time being!As for the network, my computer is already attached to a family computer downstairs, and the cable is so long! In order to install 98 you do have to use a 98 boot floppy then run format c: at the a:> (Personally I always ran fdisk too) The problem is that

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Looks like I have a fun time coming... The desktop directory is just a subdirectory in the Windows directory, by default; if you want to preserve its contents, you'll have to copy or move it before you delete the About CNET Privacy Policy Ad Choice Terms of Use Mobile User Agreement Help Center Computer Support Forums - FreePCHelp.uk > Operating Systems > Windows XP > [Solved] How To:Re-Installing Windows (

I can fuss with basic hardware and some minimal software if I have a guide or know what to do first. I got Windows on CD ROM, a boot disk, a diagnostic and utilities disk, and some other floppy disks, but no restore. Have any of you been successful in creating a USB oriented system with lots of IRQ freedom? And a reinstall may not fix that.

In Word, click on the table, right click, choose Table Properties... No problemo with plug &; play. If, after all this, there's still a problem, open device mangler, system devices, PCI bus, PCI steering tab, and take the tick marks out of all, except "Use MS Steering Table http://www.freepchelp.uk/archive/index.php/t-12313.html Here's a demonstration of the desktop of one of my favourite 'Pups', Precise 5.7.1:- The artwork's all my own; graphic design has always been a great hobby

Hope it all works... Does this work? I also couldn't get the ICS to work for me that comes with W98SE so everything here has been done manually, but it went up real quickly.How far away from each Or, don't come whining to me about the results. Tried resetting bios, and fdisk /mbr (to rewrite master boot record).

Question: What the heck is "IRQ Holder for PCI Steering" which "conflicts/shares" with my sound card, net card, and "USB to Universal Host Controller?" Does everyone have this? http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=1035109 Perhaps even often. Nope. That computer has way too many hardware conflicts to try to resolve one by one.

Not yet. You never know. Don't do upgrades. Had an old s3 card around.

by jazzw / August 7, 2006 11:44 AM PDT In reply to: Reinstalling Windows 98, big problem Toni, the network is up and running! Win98 makes a much better disk than Win95, because it puts one-size-fits-all CD-ROM drivers on the disk; on boot, the startup disk will ask you if you want to boot with Can I disable the second one safely so as to free up an IRQ? And could even make it worse.

If any of them will work better for cloning the hdd I'll hook them up and find whatever software I need. Format the hard disk, using FORMAT C:/S This not only formats the hard disk, but puts a system on it so it can be booted. Set "PnP OS Installed" to NO.

You may have to remove devices to simplify the system.

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Oh, it's renewed! You'll have to get it on com 2, IRQ 3 if possible, and DISable com 2 in BIOS setup (mentioned below). Several functions may not work. And I don't know how to test things since a model of the site is maintained here.

All of the options are greyed out.Another thing greyed out are my drive letters. At least it's easy to find Windows 98 stuff online. It was a Windows XP machine. As I'm used to slow, old, poor sound and low res graphics.

The page looks good but it's hard to figure out what to look for. So what else needs to be done to make it work fantastic and for a long time? It was always easier for me to work with WinMe, but I always heard others saying how solid Win98se was.Also, WinMe copies all files to the hard drive then installed from