I have the ASUS A7V333 and I think there are variations of this motherboard, so I'm not sure which one I've got.
The problem is when I formatted my WinXP hard drive to install Win98 SE, a dialogue box appeared during installation stating something about a driver needed for "IEE-1394" or "IEE - 1384". I'm not sure which one but it did look like something beginning with "IEE...".
My question is - What is it and where do I find the driver?
I skipped the driver and my computer froze. Everytime it boots up, the monitor doesn't respond.
It's being repaired now, so to not make the same mistake again, I will be very grateful if you could give me some tips on how to install Win98 SE successfully on the following system:
ASUS A7V333 (not sure about which variation it is)
Maxtor DiamondMax 9 60Gb
Installing Win98 SE on my Gigabyte GA-7VTXE always goes smoothly.
Any ideas why it crashed and never booted up right - was it related to the fact I skipped the IEE.. driver installation?
Win98 doesn't have native drivers for Firewire devices (otherwise known as IEE-1394). If you have onboard Firewire, then you should be able to find the drivers on the CD that came with your motherboard.
Thanks, but have I damaged my hard drive. I formatted it while it had winXP in NTFS mode.
If there is anything else that I should know about installing Win98 on this motherboard - please let me know.
One more thing though - Now that the HD is formatted, is it in FAT32 mode - FDISK recognises it as one FAT32 partition, so I'm not sure why it crashed so badly when I first installed Win98 SE (tried to install).
Any chance you could disable the onboard Firewire in BIOS, assuming there are BIOS settings for it? I know that you don't actually have the hardware on board but there's a chance it might still be included as a BIOS setting.
Right now the hard drive has 1 formatted FAT32 partition that FDISK recognises. I should be ready to install Win98 SE then, shouldn't I?
Still not sure why it crashed. Maybe I'm making a big deal about this IEE 1394 device. But that is where the problem started. What usually causes a monitor to not respond at bootup? - I used the troubleshooter at www.pcguide.com and found out that it was a faulty device on the motherboard but WinXP worked fine when it was installed. Hmmmmmmmm