Trying to re-install win98SE from scratch on 80GB hd on PromiseUltra133TX2 controller on Asus Cusl2 mobo.
Whenever a re-boot occurs, the Promise controller doesn’t recognise the HDD anymore and so the necesary
bios drivers are not loaded.
When i do a “cold” boot, the Promise 133TX2 bios does recognises HDD correctly and W98 setup allows me to start.
Setup verifies the hd and copies files to the newly formated C:-partition (6GB). But, as soon as setup restarts,
the Promise controller doesn’t find any harddrives attached and setup cannot continue.
At that point I am forced to do a cold-boot and the hd is recognised again and (usually) setup continues where it left off.
After several tries and many hard/cold re-boots i finaly manage to get win98 installed, but then,
as soon as i install either the Asus chipset drivers or the Promise TX2controller drivers,
Win98 starts freezing over and over and after a few cold-reboots it’s as if the boot-sector gets messed up
and i have to start everything all over again.
on Asus Cusl2
IDE 0 (M): Nec1300A-DVD-/+RW
IDE 0 (S): Plexwriter 161040
IDE 1 (M): LiteOn DVD-rom
IDE 1 (S): LiteOn CDRW 321240
on Promise Ultra 133 TX2 controller
channel 1 (M): ( - disconnected for now - 40GB HDD 7200 ata100 - with win2k intalled for duall boot later-on)
channel 1 (S): ( - disconnected for now - 30GB HDD 7200 ata100)
channel 2 (M): 80GB HDD 7200 ata100
channel 2 (S): ( - disconnected for now - 120GB HDD 7200 ata133)
P III 733 (5.5x133mhz not overclocked -for the time beeing)
128+256 SDRam 133mhz
Ati Radeon 7200 AIW (AGP)
SBlive 1024 player
Pinnacle PCTV rage
Or am i forced to do a compleet install of win98 first using one of the IDE channels on Asus mobo,
and afterwards move the hd to the Promise controller? (which has worked like that before…)