Wait a minute, didn't this machine originally have Windows 98? Also what version of 95 are you using?
Actually, the retail box came with Windows 95, but someone did the upgrade at some point to Windows 98 (and such installation had a very half-assed partitioning job done on it, giving me only 200MB of space compared to the 2.515GB the drive has overall). I find the driver setup to be much more of a breeze on Windows 95, however, in addition to the fact that Windows 95 doesn't break like a ***** when you uninstall Internet Explorer (Try uninstalling it in Windows 98, and tell me how it works out for you).
Returning to the issues currently at hand, here's my situation with this computer:
1. The PCI error is gone, it was due to a faulty driver in Windows 95's handling of IDE.
2. I currently have my graphics card (GeForce2 MX 400 PCI 32MB) in this machine. The drivers installed without a hitch, however whenever I try to boot into normal Windows, I either get stuck on a black screen after the Windows logo, or the system resets itself. I read somewhere that there's possibly a jumper or switch on the mainboard that will permit the BIOS to give all graphical jurisdiction to the graphics card (and the BIOS settings only have options in the Video category for using EGA/CGA vs. VGA). POST routine tells me that video BIOS shadowing is enabled. Booting into safe mode yields the fallback VGA driver, at a 16 color 640x480 resolution.
Does anyone know what I can do to fix this? I'm not at the machine at the moment so I can't look for the jumper or switch on the mainboard (if one even exists).