Ok.....so on an adventure to get Mechwarrior 2 Mercenaries (and about 1 billion other games i have from back in the day) running on my shiney new XP system, i decided to skip all the work arounds/hacks/ and other BS and just install windows 98 on a separate drive and boot from that when i wanna get DOS'y. After creating the partition (ha! remember fdisk? i bet u wish you could forget) and going through the install right off the CD everything seemed to work fine....except... When i fire up the system and try to start from the 98 drive it goes to the old loading screen where the cloud bar scrolls by at the bottom but hangs there and never gets any farther. The bar keeps moving and the system seems to be working (HDD light blinks occasionally) but it never loads. Safe mode doesn’t work either, just has the same exact hang. Any suggestions would be great. I have tried a re-install with no luck. Thanks for the help. nato after about 1 hr the system stops responding and powers down, then when restart it says "ur sys did not start bla bla bla" and suggests i try safemode, which has the exact same problem with the never loading past the initial screen.