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    Is this a hardware or software problem ???

    Got a system put together, loaded Win98, and loaded drivers needed.
    Now, when I install any progs, during reboot, the system hangs on the Win98 splash screen! This then requires that I boot into safe mode. After booting into safe mode, I can restart and boot normally. This makes no sense to me!!!!
    Help please!!!!!!..............

    System Specs:

    DFI K6BV3+/66 mobo
    AMD K6/2-500 @ 2.2v - 34c deg.
    128mb Kingston 8ns PC100
    Diamond Stealth AGP card

    Win98 First Edition

    Could it possibly be the Win98 FE??? I have another system that is almost exactly the same that did not have this problem, but it is using Win98 SE! I formatted and reinstalled the OS, but it didn't help.
    Should I go to Second Edition, or should I start looking for hardware problems? All the hardware seems to be functioning fine.
    Any ideas?????
    Main DVD MM Rig:
    CoolerMaster Storm Scout
    AM3 Phenom II x4 955BE @ 3.6 ghz
    Corsair H50 Watercooling kit
    4.0 GB AData DDR3
    GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P Mainboard
    Western Digital 750GB 7200rpm w/32mb cache
    Samsung 750GB 7200rpm w/32mb cache
    Western Digital 1.0TB 7200rpm w/32mb cache
    LG 20x DVDRW-DL "SuperDrive"
    PNY GeForce 9800gt 1024mb w/Samsung 245BW 24" LCD
    Corsair 620w Modular Power Supply
    Logitech z-640 5.1's
    Logitech Wireless Mouse
    Win 7 Ultimate........

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    i wouyld try uping the V to 2.3 or 2.4 first. it seems to me i had this problem. the 500K6's need more then specs say they do.. see is you can or need bios update. and any anti viri.. that load. try turning them off and boot normal. just rename you autoeec.bat file so you can then change it back if that wasn't it... i would try the V first though.
    good luck.
    iAMdking.
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    I have almost the same setup

    DFI K6BV3+/66 mobo
    AMD K6/3-450 @ 2.4v but at 2.2v
    196mb of some generic/siemens/generic ram
    Diamond Stealth S540

    I am running Dual Boot win98se and win2k
    but no problem at all

    salt


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    Sounds software to me. If your experiencing no hangs the rest of the time, just when you reboot, somethings fudged up with your registry or something. Also, do you have any recently installed anti-virus software. It's very common for always on av software to do what your describing.

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    iAMDking & Donovan - Thanks guy's! I don't have any anti-virus software loaded in the system. Everythings new, using a WD HDD partitioned into 3 partitions. Started with fresh, formatted drive partitions and installed. hen this problem started.
    I've tried increasing the voltage, and no difference. At 2.2v CPU setting, the system will run Stability Test or Prime95 for hours with no problems. I'm pretty sure this is software. I'm going to load in the new VIA 4in1 drivers and see what happens.

    salt - Thanks dude - I'll try a couple of other things first, but I think I'm going to have to load Win98 SE in to get things corrected.

    Thanks for the info guy's!

    [This message has been edited by AMDnut (edited 04-17-2000).]
    Main DVD MM Rig:
    CoolerMaster Storm Scout
    AM3 Phenom II x4 955BE @ 3.6 ghz
    Corsair H50 Watercooling kit
    4.0 GB AData DDR3
    GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P Mainboard
    Western Digital 750GB 7200rpm w/32mb cache
    Samsung 750GB 7200rpm w/32mb cache
    Western Digital 1.0TB 7200rpm w/32mb cache
    LG 20x DVDRW-DL "SuperDrive"
    PNY GeForce 9800gt 1024mb w/Samsung 245BW 24" LCD
    Corsair 620w Modular Power Supply
    Logitech z-640 5.1's
    Logitech Wireless Mouse
    Win 7 Ultimate........

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