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Old 04-14-2005, 07:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yeh that could be worth a shot. don't know what difference it will make being japanese though!

Are you sure the OS CD is OK? If so, it could be a fault with the actual cd drive itself, if its not a driver problem.

Another way of doing this as well, (and a whole new thread in itself) is to network the laptop to the desktop system via crossover network cable, or by using laplink cable, & copy win98 cab files straight onto hard drive
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Old 04-14-2005, 07:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Laplink is a small program (DOS version fits on bootable floppy disk) that allows you to copy files from one PC to another via the parallel port.
This requires a special 'laplink' cable which may not be that easy to get hold of these days, I don't know.

Dos version will obviously truncate long file names during the transfer but this isn't an issue for 98 OS cab files.

Another way of doing this, is to buy a 2.5 inch USB drive caddy. This will let you connect the laptops drive straight to the desktop, so you can see the laptop drive in windows from the desktop system.
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