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  1. It doesn't hang when it detects hardware. It hangs when it installs programs to the start menu.
  2. Just stuck, still, on the second half (where the machine reboots).
  3. Did it lag for you during setup like it does for me?
  4. I would, but this is in setup when it lags.
  5. I'll try and see what happens when I take the current 2.8GHz P4 out and replace it with the factory 2.66GHz P4. EDIT: Scratch that. I can use an even slower P4 that runs at 1.5GHz. I can both sticks of RAM out and put a 512MB one in to replace it from my eMachines 730.
  6. The main issue I am experiencing is that the post button doesn't work. Strangely, I saw the mode toggle yesterday, but now I can't. I am also unable to edit my post, quote other posts (I just tried), unless I show the context and open the link in a tab.
  7. I am indeed referring to the quick reply box. I am not using any script blocker (is Tampermonkey one? If it is, I've disabled it). Thanks for that tip; that will be very helpful! I am testing now to see if it works with Tampermonkey disabled. Unfortunately, it did not work. Shall I try updating Chrome?
  8. Well, I've replaced the SATA drive with the IDE one, and it made no difference. I took one of the 1GB sticks out, and it still made no difference. This is with OS Install Mode off. Any other ideas?
  9. Hello, I am using Google Chrome on Windows 7 x64, and I am unable to post on my thread UNLESS I show more options and post there. Is there anything that can be done?
  10. Technically, and I could be wrong, shouldn't "OS Install Mode" bypass removing a 1GB stick (as it limits the RAM to 256MB)? I just remembered I had a "turtle slow" 160GB IDE Seagate drive, so I can try with that. Thanks! Also, one of the posts I saw on the Dell forum said that they got 98SE to work on this system by enabling UDMA in the BIOS (all the others were left intact), which according to the F1 info on the BIOS, is meant for IDE HDDs.
  11. I just re-enabled the floppy, and redid setup on an 80GB partition. This time, I saw it access the floppy like crazy before locking up. Does that offer any clues?
  12. Hello, I have a Dell Dimension 4600 which originally came with XP Pro SP1. I wanted to have a dualboot on this machine, so it would be able to run DOS games that don't run correctly under XP. Here are the specs: 2.8GHz Pentium 4 Northwood HT 2X1GB RAM Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 250GB SATA HDD (I have an old Maxtor 40GB that's IDE, but it won't be sufficient for my needs). Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 NOTE: The specs I posted are NOT original to the system (enter 6Z5MW0J as the service tag to see the original specs). I have done some research already and found that you need to run setup with the "/p i" switch to prevent ACPI problems after you install the video card driver. I am installing Windows the "OEM way". This means I make the HDD bootable using the /s argument, go into the C: drive, make a folder path called Windows\Options\Cabs. Then I copy the 98SE files that are in the "WIN98" folder on the CD to the cabs folder. The problems I am experiencing is, firstly, when setup loads, it has this weird issue where it delays and won't do anything until I press a key on the keyboard or move the mouse. What it is doing is what I did before (IE, I press the down arrow on the keyboard, and the computer won't show/do it until I move the mouse). This carries on until the first half of setup is completed and the computer reboots. The second issue I am having (and this is where the computer will lock up) is during the second half of setup (where I enter the product key, Windows will scan for plug-n-play devices, etc). Setup will configure the programs on the start menu, and that's it. The whole system will lock up, and there is no disk activity. I have tried a number of options in the BIOS, such as disabling Hyperthreading. Any ideas? I have it set to "OS Install Mode" which limits the system to 256MB RAM.
  13. Just joined to say that I also have a Deskpro EN. My friend added a PCI GeForce4 MX 420 which works just fine. I remember seeing a forum (think it was HP) where some ATI cards simply refused to show a POST due to compatibility problems. If I were you, I'd see about getting an NVidia card; they seem to have less problems.

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