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Old 03-27-2006, 07:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Help with installing hard drive with new motherboard

Okay, I have a new motherboard (an MSI K8T Neo-V to be exact)
And I installed my video card with no problem, but I have a hard drive that I scavenged from an old Dell Pentium 2 computer. IT had Windows 98 SE and Windows XP on it. When I installed the hard drive into my new case and plugged it into my motherboard, and started it up, everything went fine. Until I came to the operating system select screen. If I chose Windows XP, the screen would go blank, and the system would just restart. But if I chose Windows 98, it would try and start up, but when it was almost done loading, it would give me an error message saying,

"While initializing device V86MMGR: Insufficient memory to run Windows. Quit one or more memory-resident programs or remove unnessesary utilities from your Config.sys or Autoexec.bat files and restart your computer."

I don't really understand what this is trying to tell me. I've got 1GB of RAM, and 128MB of video RAM.
Do I just need to format and repartition my drive?

Oh, and another thing. I am able to run Windows 98 in Safe Mode, and everything kinda runs okay there, if not a little slowly.

Please give me some feedback.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 03-27-2006, 07:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh, and my video card is a PNY Nvidia GeForce 6200 128MB AGP, if that helps any.

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Old 03-27-2006, 08:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Format the harddrive. I'm thinking the drivers from the previous computer that that HD was home to are conflicting with the current motherboard.
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