Win98SE Installation on Dell Dimension 3100

spamdude1992

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Hey everyone, I'm new here and stuff, mild experience with computers and software. I'm a fan of legacy computing, and I love older games, along with last-gen 2000's games, which are what I grew up with. Anyways, my mother brought a computer home from work a while ago, a Dell Dimension 3100. The specifics are as follows:
RAM: 1GB (2x512, I think DDR2)
CPU: Intel Pentium 4, ~3.06GHz, hyperthreading is optional.
Sound/Video: Integrated, Intel HDA
Connectors: 1xVGA only, no PS/2 ports, only USB, integrated networking.
I'm only using what came with the computer now, the only chip in it was an internal 56k modem I removed.

My problem here is installing Windows 98SE. It installs on this computer, but it hangs on the Windows splash screen (clouds and stuff, Win98 logo). I'm running Windows 7 on it now, but I'd like to re-install Windows 98 ASAP. Can anyone help? It boots up into safe mode fine.

Note: When it hung on that screen, I left it for over 24 hours and it was still hanging.
 

spamdude1992

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I tried that once, but the same problem arose. It could have been due to the fact that I might not have reinstalled Windows after the RAM change. I've also heard that Windows 98 doesn't support Pentium 4.