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clueless_moron

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windows 98 startup problem
« on: September 28, 2004, 09:50:52 AM »
Hi,
Hopefully this hasn't alreay been answered anywhere else or anything, but I did have a bit of a look and couldn't find it.

I'm trying to install and run Windows 98 on my new computer, i've managed to do the installing alright, but I haven't once actually been able to get into it, I keep getting this message:

"Insufficient memory to initialise Windows

Quit one or more memory resident programs or remove utilities from config.sys and autoexec.bat and restart your computer

Press any key to continue"

From there the computer turns itself off.
My current config.sys looks like this:

DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\HIMEM.SYS
DOS=HIGH,UMB
DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\EMM386.EXE NOEMS

and autoexec.bat is empty.  Even with only himem.sys going, I still can't get it to work.  I've got 1.5 gig of RAM so I don't think it's that.     :'(

Zero

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Re: windows 98 startup problem
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2004, 09:54:36 AM »
It could be a problem with the ram....... Uninstall the former OP system (unless the 98 is just an upgrade) and clear out the entire windows folder...... it should be able to do it...... if win98 is already installed...... hold ctrl while your computer loads and it will go into safe mode..... go to step-by-step confirmation or something and say no to processing the autobat file

clueless_moron

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Re: windows 98 startup problem
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2004, 10:16:06 AM »
Tried that too, doesn't seem to work either.  Thanks for the help though

yoman

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Re: windows 98 startup problem
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2004, 10:44:25 AM »
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000425.htm

Try takin a look at this..... maybe you will find some good information here

merlin_2

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