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Old 10-19-2006, 07:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Lost Win98 on laptop with external CD-ROM drive (USB-powered) only. Tried to reinstall Win98 but i think computer's not recognizing my CD drive because it's USB. Anyone else run across this problem. I assume that I can't get Win98 on multiple floppies.

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Old 10-19-2006, 07:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There's a way to install it over the network and that's through DOS.

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Old 10-19-2006, 10:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have run in to that problem myself, the problem is that Windows will have a hard time loading drivers for your external USB CD-ROM drive. As Law stated you can do a network installation. Personally I would try to install a non external CD-ROM drive.
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