How can I disable a driver from installing automatically in Windows 98?

Evan Spangler August 3, 2012
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I have an old Windows 98 PC that only starts in Safe Mode. Starting in normal mode, I get the blue screen of death. I removed all the drivers, knowing that the necessary ones will be reinstalled automatically. I restart it, get to the logon screen, and the PC starts reinstalling drivers.

It gets stuck on a “acpi irq holder for pci irq steering” driver. As far as I know, the device is not connected anymore. How can I resolve this?

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  1. Suman Acharya
    August 3, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    how about uninstalling or disabling the device from Device Manager.
    wish this solution will be helpful to you
    http://www.ehow.com/how_6076112_fix-windows-98-safe-mode.html

    don't fogert microsoft - try this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/272291

  2. susendeep dutta
    August 3, 2012 at 10:23 am

    This message is shown because drivers for all PCI slots are not installed.

  3. ferdinan Sitohang
    August 3, 2012 at 2:09 am
    • Evan Spangler
      August 4, 2012 at 6:50 pm

      Thank you so much, this fixed it.