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Old 05-11-2007, 01:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm reinstalling 98 on a used comp, fairly new to all this. but when i try to create or delete partition with fdisk it halts. same goes for trying to reinstall the os- prompts me to hit enter- then halts with a blank blue screen saying windows 98 set up. need help before i go postal?
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What options are you using in Fdisk? I believe that, unless you are dual booting, you don't need to use Fdisk, you can just use the partitioning system on the installations CD. I know that Windows 2000 & XP have this, but I can't remember if '98 does. If you can't get Fdisk to work or the '98 disk to partition you can try Partition Magic. Google it if you can.
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why win 98? sorry i had to say it
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Old 05-11-2007, 03:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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dude!it's a dell
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Old 05-11-2007, 03:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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it's a work thing, they still insist on using 98
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when you boot up, it gives that f1 or f2 to go to the setup screen why? is it my hard drive. and when i go ahead and hit f1 to install 98 it let's me throught the first 2 screens then freezez!
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Dang, they insist on 98? You need a different job. What a nightmare networking all of that stuff. Is your boot floppy corrupt by any chance? Can you get DOS to install?
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How big is the hard drive? 98 can't deal with a big drive. I think it has a bipolar fit with anything over a couple gigs.
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how would I install the system files to the hard drive cause it doesn't recognise and os in the hard drive- again forgive my ignorance!
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i've tried 2 disks, o.k what do i type when it gives me the a:? let me start there
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