Win98 on a not so old system

Discussion in 'Computing' started by SG1, Jan 23, 2015.

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    SG1 Guest

    I have been looking for an old machine to run DOS6.22, but am having trouble
    getting one.
    So I decided to try KM18G Pro. It had 2GB RAM, Sempron 2.4Ghz onboard video
    and W98
    drivers were available.
    During setup W98 informed me that I had not enuf memory to complete
    installation. Realising
    that it had too much RAM for W98 I removed the 2GB and replaced with 256MB.
    No probs
    from then on. Just thought it strange that too much memory prompted a lack
    of memory message.
    SG1, Jan 23, 2015
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    Rod Speed Guest

    What the **** for ?
    Why can't you run that in VirtualBox or whatever ?
    Something must be fucked, that's plenty for 98.

    Most likely you think its got 2GB of ram but its decided to only
    see much less than that and that is why the W98 install is howling.
    That's mad, it isn't too much for W98.
    Because the 2GB wasn't being seen as 2GB.
    It didn't, the problem was that it wasn't being seen as 2GB.
    Rod Speed, Jan 24, 2015
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    SG1 Guest

    Dosbox & Doshell do not access the numeric keypad. As the data I input is
    mostly numerals, this is a problem.
    Am looking at running dos emulator on Raspberry Pi. But to do that I have to
    get the Pi online to dl the proggy.
    W98 1st edition 16 bit. 2GB is too much.
    Install went perfect with 256MB.
    BIOS saw 2GB.
    SG1, Jan 24, 2015
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    Rod Speed Guest

    That is fixable.
    No you don't.
    Don't buy that and even if that was true, no
    reason why that is the only W98 you can use.
    Because the motherboard could see that ram fine.

    It couldn't with the 2GB of ram.
    Win checks what it can see.
    Rod Speed, Jan 24, 2015
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    Batchman Guest

    Instead of installing Win 98 you could simply BOOT up using one of the old
    versions of Hiren's CD which boots to Win98...

    The latest version (15.2) boots to either a mini form of Xp or a live form
    of Linux among LOTS of other options.

    You'll find that Hiren's cd is packed full of useful utilities and can be
    might useful.


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    Batchman, Jan 24, 2015
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    bruce56 Guest

    I recently had to get Win98 running on an old Pentium 4 system.
    Win 9x has 3 bugs that limit the amount of RAM.
    You have to edit the system.ini to limit maxfilecache to something less than
    512 MiB and the total memory (MaxPhysPage) to 768 MiB.
    The other bug prevents it booting with more than 1.5 GiB
    bruce56, Jan 25, 2015
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    Petzl Guest

    WIN95 no one talked of gigabytes of RAM all megabytes
    Petzl, Jan 25, 2015
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    SG1 Guest

    W95 with 4MB RAM & 500MB HD if you could afford it.
    SG1, Jan 25, 2015
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    Petzl Guest

    Mine a 386DX had 4MB RAM 30MB HD
    HEALTHY CHIPS (1 serving)
    Enough KALE chopped chip size to line large dinner plate
    Toss together with extra virgin olive (about desert spoon poured over)
    Line plate single layer with chip sized Kale, lightly salt (iodised)
    3 minutes in 1000 watt microwave
    Should then be crispy and ready to eat with drink (Beer)
    Petzl, Jan 25, 2015
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    Kingpin Guest

    Run a virtual PC.
    Kingpin, Jan 26, 2015
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