Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Windows 98 on SATA..?


  • Please log in to reply

#1
Comrade General

Comrade General

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 387 posts
Okay, so I've heard 98 can't run on with a SATA hard drive.. It has a lot of issues and crap.. Is this true? Is it impossible? I really want to play my older games and I got a 98 CD but I've already tried and it just doesn't work... Is there anyway I can do this? =/

(I found out later 2 GB RAM didn't help either. :whistling:)
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
rumble291

rumble291

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 430 posts
Well theres no point in downgrading to windows 98 if you have XP cause most games now only run on XP like BF2. Have you tryed right clicking on the shortcut and going on properties and then compatabilty then you can set it to run in windows 98 mode.

as long as you can get the drivers for SATA for windows 98 then i dont see why not.
  • 0

#3
Comrade General

Comrade General

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 387 posts

Well theres no point in downgrading to windows 98 if you have XP cause most games now only run on XP like BF2. Have you tryed right clicking on the shortcut and going on properties and then compatabilty then you can set it to run in windows 98 mode.

as long as you can get the drivers for SATA for windows 98 then i dont see why not.


If you're a C&C fan you'll know the pain. Compat mode doesn't cut it. Besides, I plan to dual-boot.

And okay. Wait... I never think my hard drive came with drivers, it was OEM. Can I get them from their website? I looked at Seagate's website and I don't see drivers. :S

Edited by Comrade General, 02 August 2006 - 11:16 AM.

  • 0

#4
rumble291

rumble291

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 430 posts
Yeah, you dont get drivers from the HDD site u get them from the motherboard companys site.
  • 0

#5
Neil Jones

Neil Jones

    Member 5k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,476 posts
98 can run on a SATA hard drive, but you need to set up the BIOS in such a way as to work with the SATA drive in RAID mode. Setting it to non-IDE mode doesn't cut the mustard I'm afraid.

It might be worth just sticking a copy of Virtual PC on, installing 98SE into that and then seeing how you go from there.
  • 0

#6
Comrade General

Comrade General

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 387 posts

98 can run on a SATA hard drive, but you need to set up the BIOS in such a way as to work with the SATA drive in RAID mode. Setting it to non-IDE mode doesn't cut the mustard I'm afraid.

It might be worth just sticking a copy of Virtual PC on, installing 98SE into that and then seeing how you go from there.


I've already tried VM and I really don't like it. Also the BIOS thing sounds like a hassle..

I guess I can just buy a 2 GB IDE hard drive cheap. meh.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP