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Old 04-22-2004, 03:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am trying to install win98 on a laptop with only one bay. It has a floppy OR a CD but not both at the same time. Win98 comes with the boot disc on 3.5in floppy and the rest of the program on the CD. Has anyone had to deal with this?? Help!! I have already reformatted the hard drive so I'm back to using the Win98 boot disc.

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Old 04-22-2004, 05:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you have a CD Burner somewhere you can burn the files on the floppy onto a CD.

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Old 04-22-2004, 05:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yea just use another computer and make a cdrom boot disk, ive had to do it before
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Old 04-23-2004, 09:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You boot in your floopy then remove it and put in your cd drive..
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Old 04-24-2004, 05:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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no, some laptops crash when changing peripherals without shutting down
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