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Thread: Windows 98 Trouble

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    We have this emachine computer, it has 64mb memory and running on a Pentium II it has windows 98 and it use to have a 40 gig hard drive but I put a 120 gig hard drive in it and now when I go to restart or shutdown it gets hung every time. What I want to know is if any one can tell me how to fix this? I would also like to know your suggestions on what to buy for it to possible upgrade it? All help is appreciated

    Thanks a lot

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    Win98 problem = softwareworld.

    I think its because Win98 doesn't support that big a partition, although there are ways to get around it.

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    What do you mean by "it use to have a 40 gig hard drive but I put a 120 gig hard drive in it " ?
    Is the 40 still in or not.

  4. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    the 40 is took out and i put the 120 in it
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    Ok and what did you do with the 120 ie format it load Windows on it what ?

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;EN-US;221829

    If you haven't formated it.

  6. Software & Hardware   -   #6
    i loaded windows on it and then tested it and it hangs at restart and shutdown screens.
    ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe Mobo
    Athlon XP 1800+
    1 GIG PC3200 DDR400 RAM
    WINDOWS XP PRO WITH SERVICE PACK 2
    200GIG HARDDRIVE
    16X DVD-ROM
    DVD-BURNER
    EXTERNAL FLOPPY
    LIGHT IN CASE
    GEFORCE FX 5200 256MB

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    Did you format the WHOLE h/drive to 120 then ?
    Sorry about all the questions but as people read they will get a picture of whats been done or not.

  8. Software & Hardware   -   #8
    there was no need to format it i took it form the box and put it in the pc, when i installed windows i think it formatted it but it said it could only allow 137 gigs because of some limit barrier. that why i asked if i need to get a controller card and would that fix it
    ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe Mobo
    Athlon XP 1800+
    1 GIG PC3200 DDR400 RAM
    WINDOWS XP PRO WITH SERVICE PACK 2
    200GIG HARDDRIVE
    16X DVD-ROM
    DVD-BURNER
    EXTERNAL FLOPPY
    LIGHT IN CASE
    GEFORCE FX 5200 256MB

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    I swear by ME myself but I won't go into that,me personally wouldn't have formated the whole disc but broke it down to say 3 or 4 partistions and then loaded to the first one leaving the others for music etc.
    Can you get into windows at all say with "safe mode" ?

    "controller card"
    And yes your drive maybe a 133 but your old one was say 66 tops but that shouldn't stop you from booting to Windows.

    installed windows i think it formatted it but it said it could only allow 137 gigs because of some limit barrier.
    Don't know why it said that you only have a 120gig.

  10. Software & Hardware   -   #10
    ohh i am sorry it is a 160 gig harddrive not 120 my bad, i can start up windows fine but when i shutdown or restart it freezes everytime and i have to hold the button in and then it goes through scan disk when it starts up and all. but i really wish i could fix the shut-down restart problems?
    ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe Mobo
    Athlon XP 1800+
    1 GIG PC3200 DDR400 RAM
    WINDOWS XP PRO WITH SERVICE PACK 2
    200GIG HARDDRIVE
    16X DVD-ROM
    DVD-BURNER
    EXTERNAL FLOPPY
    LIGHT IN CASE
    GEFORCE FX 5200 256MB

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