|Okay. So I have semi-successfully installed Windows |
98 SE after Windows XP. The installation is finished,
so that part's okay, but actually getting it to run can be
an issue, as I now know. I do however have a
functioning dualboot system and XP can boot up fine
still. But here are my current problems, I think they're
in order of importance but please look at them all to
see if you can help - any help is appreciated.
Issue #1: SATA DVD-RW Drive not showing up...
I have copied some of my Windows XP drivers for
these into my drivers folder in Windows 98 but I don't
think it's working yet. And my 'config.sys' and
'autoexec.bat' files were blank until I added the DVD
thing into it which by the way does not work because
there is no D:\Windows.000\Command\mscdex.exe, but
there is somewhere because I can run that from the
Start -> Run... Function.
Issue #2: General Drivers (nVidia Display, etc.)
I'm stuck in VGA mode at the moment and it's driving
mr crazy. Note that I do intend to use this partiton for
gaming and have an nVidia 6150LE graphics card built
inti my PC. I tied nVidia's reccomended driver but I get
this error during installation: Seup was unable to locate
a detected device's PCi ID in nvagp.inf. I need the
DVD or CD drivers first so I can attempt to try my Dell
Issue #3: Startup/Shutdown Problems
Well, Windows 98 takes at least 15 minutes to turn in,
probably more like 20. And it's not unusual fo me to
get a Blue Screen of Death at shutdown, which is also
I have 1GB RAM but already fixed the large amount if
ram problem in win98. I have my WinXP OEM CD and
a retail CD for Windows 98 SE. I have no floppy drive.
I have a USB flash drive. In XP, XP is drive C:\ ,
storage is drive D:, and win98 is drive F. CDs are drive
E I think. In win98 it thinks I have a floppy drive, A:,
Windows XP is C:, Win98 is D: (Windows.000), and the
cd drive doesn't show up at all. I got the flash drive to
work in win98 though.