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I recently purchased a new motherboard, processor, and hard drive and I am having an odd problem installing Windows 98 on my computer. I'm fairly sure the problem is not with the cd itself, as with the last computer I built it worked fine. Each time I try to install it the computer ends up freezing (sometimes I can get farther in the installation process than others). If the computer doesn't strictly freeze, i.e. I'm still able to restart it, sometimes I am told that a run time error has occurred. In one occurrence, this message appeared when I was able to exit to DOS: "Standard Mode: Bad fault in MS DOS extender fault:000D Stack Dump: 0000 0000 0070 Rax faultframe: EC=0000 IP=SEF7 CS=03AF FL=3087 SP=FFEE SS=030F" The mobo recognizes the HDD fine (Maxtor 40 GB), but still I get the freeze ups. I also tried starting up the computer with my old HDD, with config files from my old mobo, processor, etc. and it started up fine for a while, until some fatal exceptions occurred, but I know its not recommended to use an old HDD when upgrading to a new motherboard, so I wasn't too surprised by these errors. I also switched my CD drives (burner and regular) to see if the problem was the CD drive itself, but I still got the same problem. For refrence my current system specs are AMD Thunderbird 1.4 ghz, Maxtor 40 gb, and 256 MB PC-100 SDRAM. I am completly helpless now, and I have absolutely no ideas left on how to remedy the problem. If you could lend a helping hand, I'd be in your debt. Thank you.
 

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the weirdest thing happened. I suppose my comp just decided to give in to my little game of attrition because I kept trying to install win98, over and over. Now it works! Whooo! Everything runs great (and speedy on my Thunderbird 1.4 ghz :) Only problem I have now is that I'm not getting any sound, but with a little digging I can probably fix the problem (unless you guys have any ideas...) Thanks for the help, though. I appreciate you taking the time to read and respond to my lenghty post:D
 
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