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installing windows 98

Discussion in 'A+' started by robbo1962, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. robbo1962

    robbo1962 Byte Poster

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    HI, i am trying to do re install an O/S and have come up against a problem. I have partitioned the hard drive,set it as active and formatted it, on restart i am not prompted with the 3 expected prompts 1 start windows 98 set up from CD
    i only get the start computer with cd rom support prompts. Could someone please tell me what i am doing wrong?
    Thanks Gary
     
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  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Not clear just how you have done this. Win98 will do it's own fdisk and format on a clean drive.

    I would suggest that you boot the machine making sure the CD support is loaded, put the CD in the drive, change directory/drive to the CD and run setup.

    Harry.
     
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  3. robbo1962

    robbo1962 Byte Poster

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    the drive had windows 98 on it so i re partitioned the drive then formatted it, now all i get is the C:\> prompt.
     
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  4. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Oh - that isn't quite what I understood you meant by

    Does the computer boot with CD support?

    Do you have a proper Win98 (or Win98SE) boot disk - as prepared by Windows itself?

    Harry.
     
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  5. robbo1962

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    yes, its the original one i had with my first PC
     
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  6. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    So boot with that - selecting CD support.

    At the end of the boot it will report the CD drive letter.

    Type that letter with a colon - eg D:

    Insert the CD of Windows

    Type setup

    Harry.
     
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  7. robbo1962

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    thanks Harry, i was confused because it didnt say about starting windows 98. Once again you are the man. Thanks Gary
     
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  8. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Glad you have it working now!

    Harry.
     
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