I've got a "new" desktop computer:
-K6tm with multimedia extensions
The computer arrived with no OS. I installed Win98SE - oddly enough, this one wouldn't boot from the floppy, but it booted from the CD. ?
The problem is - and I've run into this on other old computers - if I install Win98 with an old CRT monitor and then switch to flat panel after the installation, it accepts the flat panel monitor with no problem.
But I have repeatedly had a problem where when I install Win98 with a flat panel monitor during the installation process, everything is fine (including the display) until the computer boots for the first time AFTER installation is complete - that is, after it's rebooted and installed PnP devices and hardware. Then, when booting for real, I get a message in DOS that Windows can't find these device files:
If I bypass all these files, after Windows finishes booting, I get a window that says it's unable to load dynamic link library msnp32.dll and that "some or all" of Microsoft Network is not available.
Then a window comes up that says new hardware found (unknown device) and then the wizard boots. Since the computer isn't connected to the internet, I have it search in a specific location: a folder on the HD
named "Proview" that contains the drivers for the flat panel monitor. But it can't find the .inf file it's looking for, and subsequently the display is incorrect.
Now, I COULD just hook up the CRT monitor and reinstall Windows. But I'd really like to learn how to get around this problem, so I don't need to keep the CRT monitor around any more. Can anybody help me get the display working correctly without resorting to hooking up the CRT monitor???
Thanks in advance.