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bob_smith

Windows 98 throwing errors on startup and setup in VMware and Virtualbox if used on AMD Richland CPU

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I don't currently have screenshots, but Windows 98SE seems to give me errors about random things but especially rundll32, and this happens on login, setup, and just while performing tasks like booting up MS office. I know this behavior doesn't seem to appear on Intel PCs, and it happens on both Virtualbox, and VMware, any fix available for this?

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I have experienced this exact issue on my Ryzen system. Try using VMware Workstation 12. On my Ryzen system, Windows 98 works properly in a VMware Workstation 12 virtual machine.

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Below is an experience of a physical installation only on 8xx chipsets:

I've only experienced this on Windows 98, I think???? I've found Windows 98SE isn't as friend with newer hardware compared to Windows ME. Perhaps give ME a try as a last resort; my Dell laptop's explorer.exe keeps crashing with Windows 98SE, but works just fine with ME.

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On 10/18/2020 at 4:55 AM, FantasyAcquiesce said:

Below is an experience of a physical installation only on 8xx chipsets:

I've only experienced this on Windows 98, I think???? I've found Windows 98SE isn't as friend with newer hardware compared to Windows ME. Perhaps give ME a try as a last resort; my Dell laptop's explorer.exe keeps crashing with Windows 98SE, but works just fine with ME.

When you say 8xx chipsets, are you talking about the Intel 8xx chipsets or the AMD 8xx chipsets?

If you are talking about the AMD 8xx chipsets, then I would suggest that @bob_smith tries Windows ME in a virtual machine to see if the results are different.

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4 hours ago, Ximonite said:

I would suggest that @bob_smith tries Windows ME in a virtual machine to see if the results are different.

I'll try that after I try VMware 12 (even though I hate ME lol)

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On 10/19/2020 at 7:56 AM, Ximonite said:

When you say 8xx chipsets, are you talking about the Intel 8xx chipsets or the AMD 8xx chipsets?

If you are talking about the AMD 8xx chipsets, then I would suggest that @bob_smith tries Windows ME in a virtual machine to see if the results are different.

I am using an Intel chipset. I've never had access to an AMD chipset. The laptop was also a Dell.

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It's better to use PCem for DOS/Win9x. Virtualizing these operating systems is equivalent to install a Ford T engine on their newest car.

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