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Old 10-29-2005, 12:13 PM   #21 (permalink)
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how would i use a boot disk for windows 98? just type in A:\setup.exe?

(i went to bootdisk.com and downloaded the program and extracted the files to floppy)
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Old 10-29-2005, 04:47 PM   #22 (permalink)
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i printed out instructions on how to install windows 98 on a new hard drive, and i have the floppy ready
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Old 10-29-2005, 05:40 PM   #23 (permalink)
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how would i use a boot disk for windows 98? just type in A:\setup.exe?

No, since your system wont boot from CD, you need to boot off cd for it. Put in the floppy and boot off that into DOS. Type this in:

CD d:\win98
setup.exe

Then it should run the Win98 setup
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i couldnt get the computer fixed today, as my friend was busy today

im hoping to fix it tomorrow, and i'll use your advice and try to access the D drive through DOS
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Old 10-29-2005, 10:51 PM   #25 (permalink)
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ok, good luck.
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just another question...

what if it doesnt pick up the D drive, or thinks it doesnt exist (dont forget, this is from 1995)
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Old 10-29-2005, 11:15 PM   #27 (permalink)
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it should as long as you have dos boot disk with the cdrom driver (mscdex).
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Old 10-31-2005, 06:03 PM   #28 (permalink)
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the repair was unsuccessful

the computer is really screwed up, i will have to tell my friend to get a tech to fix it, or buy a newer (1998) PC
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Old 11-01-2005, 12:39 AM   #29 (permalink)
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what happened?
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Old 11-01-2005, 12:58 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Maaate,

Tell your friend to get A new PC. it sounds like that old machine will not give your friend much joy even if you DO manage to boot 98' onto it

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