Seconary IDE channel issue in intel 865G pentium 4 chipset dealing with windows 98SE
I just recently found out a pentium 4 tower I have , has drivers for all the hardware for windows 98 , but of course it has issues based on how it is installed.
2 things can happen based on how windows 98 SE is installed :
1) If installed with acpi disabled and force apm mode using setup switches , windows 98SE will freeze on the boot screen, if the secondary IDE channel is enabled. Googling this secondary IDE channel issue , came up with a possible solution of disabling acpi and installing with apm mode only, which doesn't work on this computer and causes the freeze issue.
2) If installed with acpi enabled , windows 98SE boots fine but has a resource conflict dealing with the entire IDE controller. If the secondary IDE Channel is disabled in the bios, the IDE controller will work correctly and resource conflict will go away.
I believe Windows 98SE might have some bug in its IDE controller driver, which is probably causing this issue. I am wondering if there are any updated IDE drivers for windows 98SE, that might fix this issue?
Googling this issue it seems like other people has this same issue dealing with the IDE controller on this same chipset. So If anyone can help me with this issue that would be great. There seems to be no solution of this issue online anywhere.