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Venkatesh V Oct 28, 2011, 10:07am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Dear Sir,
I have intel P3 on i810 mother board with windows 98 installed on it.
Now I wish to plug the same hard disk on a latest mother board which consist of 1 ide and 4 sata ports on it. When i plug the hard drive on it, it gets restarted repeatedly. It does the same even when I enter in safe mode. I would be thankfull if any one resolves my issue.
Thank you


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>> Re: will windows 98 work on sata supported motherboards
Are you trying to plugin that windows 98 HDD into a different motherboard?

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Bungle Oct 29, 2011, 02:24pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: will windows 98 work on sata supported motherboards
To answer the question in the thead title it probably depends on the motherboard. I think the first one that natively supported SATA was the nForce 4 which was a few generations after the P3 so you may be SOL though.

Taking a hard drive from a system one motherboard and expecting a system built around a different motherboard to boot off it will usually fail or windows will more than likely BSOD out on you. Your best chance is to reload the OS.

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