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Hi everyone. I'm trying to reinstall win98 and can't boot up with rom support. My bootdisc has these files on it.
attrib.exe
autoexec.exe
cabs.bat
chkdsk.exe
command.com
config.sys
debug.exe
drvspace.bin
ebd.sys
edit.com
fdisk.exe
finder.dat
format.com
himem.sys
io.sys
mscdex.exe
msdos.sys
nec_ide.sys
regedit.exe
scandisk.exe
scandisk.ini
sys.com
uninstal.exe

I get this message when booting with this floppy.

Device name :CD_ROM
No drives found, aborting installation
A:\>a:\msdex.exe /D: CD_ROM
Device driver not found: 'CD_ROM'.
No valid CDROM device drivers not selected
A:\>

I'm well out of my depth here, so any help is much appreciated. Thankyou.
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Hi bogged...

Download this Win98SE OEM boot disk. Save the file to your desktop. Double click the downloaded file and put a new, formatted floppy disk in the floppy drive when prompted to do so by the boot disk application. This will create a boot floppy with cd-rom support.

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Thanks for the reply. I tried the link you gave me and it said that the file was corrupt.?? From bootdisc.com I downloaded their win98 OEM bootdisk (hopefully the same) and got this message on bootup.

I selected "start with cdrom support".

Preparing to start your computer, this may take a few minutes.

The diagnostic tools were successfully loaded to drive D.

Device driver not found:MSCD001

No valid CDROM device drivers selected

A:\>


Somewhere during bootup it also said Device name :?????
No drives found, aborting installation....just after it finds the keyboard etc.

Thanks for your effort mate.
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Looks like both boot disks are telling you the same thing...they can't find the cd-rom drive. Check your connections to all the drives. Was the cd-rom working before you tried reinstalling Windows? Do you have a working cd-rom you can try in it's place?
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Hi again. Hmm. so does it seem to be a connection problem??
The drive was working prior to trying to do the reinstall. It's my kids computer, so it's not really important if it's running or not as mostly we all use the one I'm on now.

So yes, I do have access to this romdrive as a spare. I also have an old harddrive that came out of the BROKEN pc. It still has the operating system on it. Does this help?

I will pop the lid off the box and check the connections etc. just in case.

Thanks.
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Have you put a different Hard Drive in this machine? That is, is the a new drive to this machine?
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Sorry. I've confused you. The machine was running prior to me trying a reinstall. No hardware was swapped during the reinstall.
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Did you format the HDD before reinstalling?
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