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Old 01-24-2008, 08:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Problems to install W98SE

I completed building a new computer but cannot install Windows 98SE. The reason I want to install
Windows98SE is that I did it many times in the past whenever I formatted my harddrive.Later I will
upgrde to XP.Below is my procedure and the reults I got.

1) Start computer with W98SE boot floppy.
2) Start computer with CD-ROM support yes
3) PCI bus scan complete
4) Message iagnostic tools loaded to drive D
5) Message: Drive E = Driver MSCD001 unit0
6) Changes to A prompt.

7) C: type dir Result: Message Invalid media type reading drive c
d: type dir Result: Message Volume in drive D is MS-Ramdrive
e: type dir Result: Message Volume in drive E is Win98

8) From E prompt I type setup and hit Enter
Message pops up:

Please wait while Setup initializes
Scanning system registry
Windows Set up requires 734003

No further actions except a flashing bar under the messages...After waiting for 20 min
I turned the computer off.

9) At A prompt:
A large message appears,beginning with "Your computer has a disk larger than 512MB etc etc
At the end:

Do you wish to enable large disk support ( y/n) I chose yes and got following message:
1) Create DOD partition or Logical DOS Drive
2) Set active partition
3) Delete partition or Logical DOS Drive
4) Display partition info

As I am not sure what to do I selected 4)
Message appears:

Current fixed disk drive: 1
Partition Status Type VolumeLabel Mbyte System Usage
1 A PriDOS 18186 unknown 100 %

Does anybody have an idea what is wrong ?
Your help is appreciated.

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Old 01-24-2008, 08:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Problems to install W98SE

Windows 98 does not support any hard drives over 137GB. So if the dirve is larger than that you will have to create a partition less than that for even the Large Disk Support to be able to see it.

Honeslty you should jsut go with XP right now. Installing Windows 98SE when it has not been supoorted or updated in a year is useless. You leave yourself wide open to many flaws.
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