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cant get an OS on my old rig!

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ok, i got about a ton of old computers the other day from one of my dads friend. he wasnts me to fix his and i get the other two. now for some reason i cant get an OS on one of the machines. i tried windows Nt 4.0 and it tells me that my harddrive is too big or something. then i tried xp but i get the bsod and it dosnt work. what am i doing wrong? i think nt would run faster on this 300mhz than xp. anyone think i should give my old copy of windwos 98se a go?
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Maybe the HDD is dying?
    
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That definitely sounds like a Windows 98 rig you got there, try that.
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Maybe the HDD is dying?
nope the HDD is fine i can tell it dosnt make any strange noises like my last one did before it died

ill give windows 98 a try....back to the time of the stone age
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Originally Posted by badreligion156 View Post

ill give windows 98 a try....back to the time of the stone age
Have fun with installing drivers for everything again lol.
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Have fun with installing drivers for everything again lol.
lol...anything you touch requires the windows cd..... oh happy times. i just want to fix this pc up and give it to my friend so he can play this online game called Gunz which he is in love with. you think an ATI rage turbo running on a 300mhz AMD proccesor with 256mb will be able to run such a game?
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you think an ATI rage turbo running on a 300mhz AMD proccesor with 256mb will be able to run such a game?
CPU Pentium III 500 Mhz
Memory 256 MB
Graphics Card Direct3D 9.0 Compatible(Riva TNT)

Those are the minimum requirements so i don't think so. lol, sorry
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post #8 of 10
Lemme guess... this is a Dell we're talking about?
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Lemme guess... this is a Dell we're talking about?
nope IBM
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CPU Pentium III 500 Mhz
Memory 256 MB
Graphics Card Direct3D 9.0 Compatible(Riva TNT)

Those are the minimum requirements so i don't think so. lol, sorry
hmm....im sure it will work on low detail. the graphics arent that demanding.
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