I have a friend who has an Acer machine that has English Windows 98 preinstalled. I have tried formatting and install Chinese Windows 98 instead. Only problem is that it refuses to startup all together. Any reason why that a "branded" machine refuses to let you install another type of OS? Any ideas much appreciated
It should let you install an OS on a fresh hard drive. Make sure you have the appropriate drivers installed for all devices. At what point does it crash? After everything is set up, or as you are installing? Another point during the process?