The Perils Of Installing Windows 98 When You Have Large Amounts Of Ram Memory
I went through much aggravation with installing Windows 98 on my computer (as part of my dual boot Sytem Commander setup) last night. No matter what I did, all that I encountered were "Windows Protection Error" and "Illegal Program" messages. I did some internet searches and read that Microsoft had a fix for the problem, but had to be called to receive it. The Microsoft person was very nice about it, but couldn't alleviate my problems. No matter what we did and removed in safe mode, the Windows Protection Error message kept surfacing and locking up my computer upon bootup. We finally thought we found the problem, I re-installed Win 98, and it happened again. I did some more internet searches and found a mention about how you can have too much ram for Windows 98 to handle (I have 1 GB). I reduced my ram from 1024 to 512 mb in msconfig - all my problems went away. Just wondered if anyone else experienced this Windows Protection Error phenomenon, especially running a system with more than 512 mb ram.