Solved My PC Keeps Freezing!!

Compaq / Pressario 1277
September 18, 2011 at 10:44:48
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My PC Keeps Freezing!!
When it is installing the Windows98 Installation wizard, it Gets done 100% Then Freezes up.


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September 18, 2011 at 18:34:32
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What version of 98? What cpu and how much ram? How big is the hard drive?

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September 24, 2011 at 05:49:12
Windows 98SE, Compaq Pressario 1277, and ?RAM. It used to have windows98SE on it but I accidentally used the Compaq QuickRestore And now it's gone.

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September 24, 2011 at 21:17:13
If it's got the original hardware then it's an AMD K6 running at 433 mhz with 64 meg of ram. Not much ram but it shouldn't cause any problems like what you're experiencing.

When you're installing 98 are you using the restore disk or a regular 98 installation disk? The restore disk should have SE on it.

What exactly is showing on the screen when it freezes?

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September 25, 2011 at 17:07:40
Try this thread, you may need to use the /ie switch:

"Win98 setup wizard hangs [Archive] - The PC Guide Discussion Forums:"

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October 13, 2011 at 04:44:55

Okay it is the restore disk I created. Cannot find original.

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October 13, 2011 at 11:39:37
The restore disk that came with the computer should work OK as long as it and the cdrom are in good condition. If you created a separate restore disk then I don't know if that will work.

A regular 98 installation cd should work too.

Sometimes bad ram can cause installation problems. Memtest86 is the most popular ram testing software:

There are downloads to create a bootable cd or floppy disk.

You have an older system so it's probably best to use an older version. The newest and most recent previous versions are downloadable from the memtest86 site. You can download an earlier version here:

They usually say to let it run for several hours.

If the ram checks out bad then obviously you need to replace it. If it's OK then the problem is elsewhere.

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