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Win 98SE and STA drivers.

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September 8, 2012 8:45:23 PM

Hello,
I have a Gigabyte M68MT-S2 system. The motherboard has only SATA connectors, no floppy or parallel IDE
I am normally running Windows 7 from a SATA hard drive and SATA CD/DVD.
I am now trying to install Windows 98SE onto an empty 40G SATA hard disk.
The system is this, one empty 40G SATA hard drive and a SATA CD with the 98SE installation disk in
On power up, the 98SE CD starts to go through its installation process. It then says that it could not find a driver for the hard drive. (OEMCDoo1) and defaults to the A:.
I do not know what the hard drive partition information is, or if its FAT or NSTS
The point is that the system has already recognised the SATA CD drive so why can’t the SATA driver see the hard drive, and start installing.
I seem to remember that the 95/98 needed a separate SATA driver in order to “see” SATA devices, but my motherboard’s more recent BIOS appears to already have SATA drivers or else it would not see the SATA CD to start booting the installation CD.

Has anyone any idea what is happening.
Regards
Harry.

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September 8, 2012 9:23:54 PM

There's no way you'll get Windows 98 to run natively on that motherboard. Your only shot is to install a current OS (Win 7, Vista, Linux, etc.) then install a good VM like VirtualBox or VMWare and install 98 in the virtual environment.
September 8, 2012 11:26:54 PM

Thanks for the reply.
Can you say why 98SE can't run on this motherboard. Am I correct in thinking that the SATA drivers will be in the Gigabyte BIOS. If so, what else can cause probles loading Win988SE
Also what is a Virtual box or VMWare. All this is new to me so I not too sure how to get around this problem.
All I'm trying to do is load some old Flight Sim progs that were written for either Win 95/98
Regards
Harry
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September 8, 2012 11:34:17 PM

ex_bubblehead said:
There's no way you'll get Windows 98 to run natively on that motherboard. Your only shot is to install a current OS (Win 7, Vista, Linux, etc.) then install a good VM like VirtualBox or VMWare and install 98 in the virtual environment.


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September 9, 2012 12:04:24 AM

scommstech said:
Thanks for the reply.
Can you say why 98SE can't run on this motherboard. Am I correct in thinking that the SATA drivers will be in the Gigabyte BIOS. If so, what else can cause probles loading Win988SE
Also what is a Virtual box or VMWare. All this is new to me so I not too sure how to get around this problem.
All I'm trying to do is load some old Flight Sim progs that were written for either Win 95/98
Regards
Harry



You'll never find Windows 98 drivers for the hardware. That's ok if you only want to run VGA (640x480 16colors), no network adapter, no USB, no sound, etc.

In addition, Windows 98 will not boot if the processor is clocked faster than 2Ghz (my experience is that it's even less than that) or if there's more than 512MB RAM present.
September 9, 2012 12:33:53 AM

ex_bubblehead said:
You'll never find Windows 98 drivers for the hardware. That's ok if you only want to run VGA (640x480 16colors), no network adapter, no USB, no sound, etc.

In addition, Windows 98 will not boot if the processor is clocked faster than 2Ghz (my experience is that it's even less than that) or if there's more than 512MB RAM present.




Does sound as though I'm on a loser here. I will have to get back to the drawing board.

Many thanks for your advice

Regards
Harry
September 9, 2012 3:07:51 AM

This may or may not work: http://www.virtualbox.org/ i haven't tried it with Win98 yet but if that doesn't work you can always look for a PC that was built for Win98 which is more ideal since you'll want a PC that Win 98 will recognize and most likely have drivers for.
September 9, 2012 2:47:02 PM

VirtualBox will run 98 just fine.

Here's a partial list of what I'm currently running in VirtualBox:

DOS 6.22
Windows 3.11 for Workgroups
Windows 95
Windows 98se
Windows Me
Windows NT Workstation
Windows 2000 Pro
Windows XP Pro
Windows Vista Pro
Windows 7 Pro

All run very well.
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