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Old 08-04-2005, 11:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy installing windows 98 on laptop new harddisk

Just got a new hard disk for my old laptop Toshiba Portege 3440, but failed to install windows 98 on it.

I don't have a CD Rom and have lost the recovery CD from Toshiba, but have got a windows 98 CD from another computer. I have made a start up floppy with it and copied the Windows CD onto the new hard drive. But can't boot the computer.

Is that because I'm using an USB floppy drive? What else should I try?
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Old 08-04-2005, 02:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you gone into the bios to see if your boot order is correct?

Another thought is that your computer doesn't have an OS on it, it won't have the usb drivers for your floppy drive.

How did you get the files onto your laptop computer? Did you hook it up to another machine or something. Because you could try installing your windows 98 on the harddrive before it's in your laptop.

Hope that gives you some ideas
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Old 08-04-2005, 03:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just got a new hard disk for my old laptop Toshiba Portege 3440, but failed to install windows 98 on it.

I don't have a CD Rom and have lost the recovery CD from Toshiba, but have got a windows 98 CD from another computer. I have made a start up floppy with it and copied the Windows CD onto the new hard drive. But can't boot the computer.

Is that because I'm using an USB floppy drive? What else should I try?
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how to install windows 98 on a new hard drive
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Old 08-04-2005, 09:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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you need to find all drivers for your laptop.. because laptop drivers is included on the recovery disk..

i'm not so sure about the installing win 98 on another computer and move the hard drive, as it might not work because of the computer differences.. though i have never tried it before :|
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