Just to start heres the specs on my computer. Compaq Presario R3060CA Notebook. 512 ram, 2.7ghz processor, 64mb ati mobility radeon 9200 video card.
Heres the problem. I recently decided to dual boot windows 98 and XP since i have a lot of old games that require a dos based operating system and i know i can get them running in XP its just a lot easier with 98. Anyways the most annoying problem is that every time i boot windows 98 it will all seem to load fine and just as it would go into windows the screen goes black with a blinking cursor in the corner and noting happens. Im not sure why this is happening but if i reboot and choose windows 98 again it will say that it was shut down improperly and it would make me choose between safe mode and normal mode and such. I choose normal mode and then windows 98 will boot up fine. Any help with this problem would be grately appreciated.
My second problem is that i know most of my hardware is not made for windows 98 but I managed to get most things working. The problem is I got the drivers for my modem which is Agere Systems AC'97 Modem. I managed to find drivers for it and I installed them and device manager says there installed and working properly but if I try to connect to the internet it say that it cant find the modem and to make sure it is turned on.
My last problem is my CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive. When i first installed windows 98 it worked the first time i booted but after that it wouldnt show up in device manager or in my computer. The drive is Toshiba DVD-ROM SD-R2512. I downloaded a driver that was supposed to make it work and it now shows up in my computer and some cds will work and some wont. I will be able to open the cds that dont work and see whats on them but i wont be able to run anything. Also I have an external Yamaha CRW-F1E USB 2.0 cd-rw drive and it wont detect that either and as far as i know there wasnt a driver cd for it and it IS supposed to work in 98 and it works fine in xp.
I know that none of this is problems with harware that is not working because windows xp works properly and if I boot xp everything works fine. Any help that anyone could give me would be greatly appreciated.