Error installing windows 98 in Virtual BOx

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  1. Rajarshi Chowdhury

    Rajarshi Chowdhury New Member

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    Windows 98 is not booting also showing "error memory could not be written" I am new in Oracle Virtualbox, So Please hep me..
     

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    I've been trying to install Windows 98 in VirtualBox too. I have a Windows 10 computer.

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  4. wrldwzrd89

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    Windows 98 can be a bit particular about VirtualBox compatibility. The same is true for Windows 95. First of all, make sure to read the official documentation on the topic here: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Guest_OSes
    Also try upgrading to 5.1.x and making sure you're not trying to boot in UEFI mode or something like that which Windows versions that old don't support.
     
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    One more tip: Don't try to allocate more than 256 MB of RAM to Windows 98. It can't address more than 512 MB anyway, and it is known to behave oddly at its limit, producing random "Out of Memory" errors for no obvious reason.
     

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