I am trying to get an older socket 7 running for my wife to use. When I first got it, it was running win98 and didn’t seem to have any problems. I wiped the drive, and tried installing W2k. Once I had the service packs installed, it began to restart continuously getting as far as the desktop in windows, or sometimes only as far as the windows login screen before restarting again. I discovered that the motherboard (Soyo SY-5SSM) does not have W2k listed as a supported OS, so I wiped the drive again. I then tried installing win98SE. When I try to install, I get to a screen that tells me windows 98 is unable to install on the drive unless I re-format. I have done this a few times, but always the same thing. I have also tried this on three different hard drives with the same result. After completing POST, it gives the message “NTLDR is missing, press CTL-ALT-DEL to restart”. I researched this, and there are many different solutions. I think the BIOS needs to be flashed, but the machine will not boot to a floppy disk. It will boot to CD-ROM, but keeps asking to re-format the drive. I have reset the BIOS, and still nothing. I have been able to run DOS through the win98 CD-ROM, and when I look at A:> I get a list of 19 files. These files are not on the disk in the drive, they appear whether or not there is a diskette in the drive at all. I will list these files later, in case it might help someone solve my dilemma. If you know what I’m doing wrong, or know what I need to do to fix this please let me know!