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Before that you will need to install 98 over itself so you can access the existing files, then you can back up the files you need to CDR then wipe the drive and install 98

To install 98 over itself, boot the PC and keep tapping the delete key to enter set up, set the boot order to CD ROM drive then hard drive, press F10 to save, type Y to confirm, put the 98 CD in the CD ROM drive, press enter, choose option 2 to load from CD, choose set up windows, ignore the warning about windows already being on there, continue with set up, you will need the product key

It is important to do it this way round so you get the chance to back up the data
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Keith, I installed the original cd and did a formated install. Lost a lot but it worked.
Thanks !!!
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Thank You for letting me know
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