I cannot install any version of Windows on my machine. Is it a hardware or software issue?
I have a AMD K6-2 PC with 400MHz speed. I am using this from last 4yrs. Recently I am facing a problem with windows installation. When I try to install win98, the installion will abort some time at 90% and sometimes after 100% during 'updating system settings'. If installion completes and when I enter windows, it shows explorer.exe error or SHLWAPI.dll linked to missing file <xxx.xxx> and i am not able to do anything excpet restarting the PC.
Also sometimes during booting the system shows 'You must reinstall windows'. I have tried installing win98 for several times but couldn't succed one or the other error messages!!
I tried installing win95, but this gives windows protection fault error, then I tried installing win2000 professional which also aborted the installion. Tried installing winXP, but same result. when I installed windows ME, the system kept on re-booting... not able to do anything.
This is a very strange problem, everytime I see a different error messages. I tried formating the disk, created new partition table, but of no use. I am not able to understand wheather it's a hardware problem or a software problem. I am confused, pls. let me know how shall I proceed.
Thanks in advance
This question was answered on May 3, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.This may be a hardware issue, Shashi Since you mention a Protection Fault Error, I suspect a memory problem This could either mean the system memory is bad, or since Windows can substitute system memory with hard disk space, you may have a bad hard disk
I would try replace one or both hardware with compatible ones and see if the problem is resolved
Need Help with this Issue?
We help people with technology! It's what we do.
Schedule an Appointment with a location for help!
Posted by Charles of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 3, 2005