Trouble installing windows 98 SE

By samad1104
Jan 17, 2006
  1. Hello,

    My pc configuration -
    Motherboard - Intel chipset 810
    Ram - 128 MB SDRAM
    Processor - 667 celeron
    HDD - IDE Segate 10 GB
    CD rom - 40x creative

    while installing windows hdd reads/ writes very slow. I kept the machine on for whole night but still setup could not copy all the windows file. also hdd led remains on constantly.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Make sure you have DMA enabled in the BIOS setup for both the hard drive and CDROM. Test your hard drive.
  3. compres

    compres TS Rookie Posts: 30

    I would do a surface scan on the hard drive.
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    With a hard drive that is that old it is possible that it has too many bad sectors and needs replacing.
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