Originally posted by Him
Why are you running Windows 98? Whats wrong with you? You can easily run XP on that thing, it will make everything work better. Windows 98, for lack of a better term, sucks.
Does it continuously reboot? It reboots, and then gets to the same spot and reboots again? Reinstall Windows.
OS has not to much to deal with the problem (Yes, however, if you install something else this won't happen), but the problem is the SPECIFIC software you have. And, about 98 sucking.. 98 is good, low memory usage = fast. Down side is the age, and a few more miniscule things.
To answer your question:
Is it just a general install disk, or was it from your computer manufacturer? Does the disk have any scratches, not allowing it to be read? There are a few different possibilities, as you can see. Most likely, if this happened after an install, it's a non-complete software installation.