Quick run down... I'm building a new computer with following components:
1. ECS K7S5A motherboard with the SiS 735 chipset.
2. Western Digital Caviar 7200RPM, 30.0GB Hard drive
3. Eagle GeForce2 MX400 video card
4. AOpen modem
5. AOpen CDRW
6. BTC 56X CDROM
Installing Win 98SE from the hard drive. After loading drivers (from cd in retail box) and the it finishes rebooting, I receive a message from Windows Registry Checker that says that there is an error in the registry and Windows will reboot and fix the problem. It reboots I receive the same error.
I have tried reinstalling all the hardware and software multiple times and I don't receive the error until I install the drivers for the video card.
Tried that. Downloaded the Detonator XP and installed - same error. Tried taking the AGP slot from 4X to 2X and bus speeds down to 100Mhz - still didn't work! Sheesh, i might as well have stuck with my old system if I have to run the system under specs to get it stable! Any more suggesions?
It is possible that you have a bad card, bad board, or have not installed the motherboard drivers properly. It could even be something simple, such as a bad or undersized power supply, because when the drivers are loaded for the card, it turns on certain features which required a greater amount of current to run.
You could easily try the card in another system to test that. Also if you have a voltage monitor for you motherboard you can keep an eye on the voltage and see how low it is. Enlight power supplies tend to be a tad overrated for their capacity. On the other hand Antec power supplies tend to not provide the proper voltage even at samll loads. And those two are the most common power supplies in use. Of the two I would choose Enlight and go for a larger than needed size to make up for it's shortcommings (prevent voltage drops), rather than the Antec which is never proper even when lightly loaded.