HP Compaq DX2200 Microtower

By clp86rom
May 4, 2007
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  1. I have one of these units and am trying to install windows 98 on it. I deleted the previous partition and formated the drive and installed windows 98. Before i installed windows 98 i went into BIOS and disabled the on-board audio, lan and usb. I finished the install of windows 98 and it goes to the windows 98 booting screen and it just keeps loading for ever. I restart and was able to go into safe mode but can not go into normal mode. Is there a reason why not? Anyone know? I am using the on-board video card. Would this be the reason why? The computer should be able to run windows 98 especially since i will not be using all of the accesories like usb, audio, lan, etc. What you guys think? The hardware is the lastest from HP like serial harddrive and etc. but i do not see a reason why it should not run windows 98.
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    clp86rom Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    i am still having no success. i disabled basically everything even the serial ports and it still does not want to load windows 98 in normal mode?

    anyone have any ideas why?
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    clp86rom Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    it was the serial ATA that would not allow it to boot up into windows in normal mode.

    now i have this "PCI System Management Bus" that is not properlly installed. does the BIOS control this or does the chipset control this?

    where could i find drivers for this?
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