Capman Posted September 28, 2006 Share Posted September 28, 2006 Recently a friend was given an old Win 98 computer which he wanted me to upgrade to 98SE, and then connect to a wireless network. So I started the upgrade, but it only got so far then would stop with no indication of what went wrong. I decided then that it might be better to format and put 98SE on from new, this also stopped during the installation. So I decided to format again and try to put 98 on then upgrade to 98SE, this also failed. Getting desperate now, I thought I would try to see if 2000 would go on, this threw up the error that the BIOS was not compatible and would need upgrading. I did not want to go to that extreme. Just for fun I thought I would try to put XP on, but then thought better of it. Getting really desperate I decided to try putting Linux on it, this got so far into the installation, just as Windows was, but then threw up screen upon screen full of errors, I made note of the first error that appeared and googled it, and it pointed to the CD Rom drive being faulty to a certain extent. So, I put another CD Rom drive in that I had kicking around, and decided that it was probably the CD Rom drive that had been stopping Windows from being installed somehow. So I tried 98SE again, and it went on like a dream. I can't believe that it was only when trying Linux on it that I managed to find out what the cause of the problems were. Anyway, just thought I would share this with you guys. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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