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Help installing windows 98, no operating system!


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I have am IBM thinkpad 755cd laptop. I put in a 32 memory card. 771 hard drive. It has old version of MS-DOS. Is there any way to install windows 95/98 on this computer. It has the CD-ROM and floppy disk that you swap inside. i have a windows 95 boot up disk that i downloaded from a site. When I first start it up with boot disk it comes on and says

Starting windows 95....

This driver is provided by Oak Technology, Inc...
OTI-91X ATAPI CD-ROM DEVICE DRIVER, Rev D91XV352
©Copyright Oak Technology Inc. 1987-1997
Device Name :NOSPIN
No drives found, aborting installation

Device driver not found: 'NOSPIN'
No valid CDROM device drivers selected

does this mean that I need to purchase another CD-ROM for my computer

also my computer tells me that some of my config.sys files are missing

:tazz: just don't know what to do. ........says i have room for primary partition but not extended partition.

thanks so much
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do you have a 98SE disk?
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sorry not good with computers . do you mean a 98 windows cd. I have that.

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When you reboot, you will see something about " to enter BIOS...." or "to enter setup..." with directions to press a key.

It will likely be F1, F2 or DEL.

Do so. Look for STARTUP OPTIONS or BOOT OPTIONS.

If there is an option to boot to CD-rom, or Boot to removable device with CD-ROM as an option, select that one.

Hit f10 to save.

Insert windows 98cd

Reboot.

Windows setup will start from CD.

If it does not, you can still do it, probably, but you will need a WINDOWS 98se boot disk, which has a better universal CD driver.
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okay,
i have a 95 windows diskettes to install windows. It won't register on my cd-rom due to the fact that my hard drive C:\ is wipe completely out. so i've got a 95 windows boot dis. put that into the a:\ drive and it runs set up and says that there is no device for cd-rom drive. then at the A promt i insert the widows 95 setup diskette #1 it runs to do the scan disk then it says that windows scandisk has detected a compressed volume or a disk-cache utility. it says to use a software or to delete the disk-cache utility. it tells me to quit running setup and re start setup when i have done that :tazz: i don't know what to do . i don't know where the disk-cache utility file is or how to access it.

I hit enter anyway to continue and the blue screen that says windows 95 pops up with a box that say windows click continue and cancel to setup up wizard for windows. at that point it freezes up. it won't do anything the mouse won't move or nothing?

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when you get to the A:> prompt instead of inserting the startup disc what happens if you type C:(press enter)
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says bad command or file name
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Ok do you have more then just the windows 95 boot disk
or just this
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OK, I am partially following you, but your messages are a little confusing The disk cache utility is probably smartdisk, and some setup programs will not run with it. The compressed volume....I think this computer was running the diskdoubling harddisk program that shipped with DOS and Windows at one time.

Here's two questions...what do you want to do? You seem to be fascilating between windows 95 and 98 terminology.

And, what do you have, in the way of Windows CDs? Driver disks? This is a very old laptop...

Answer that and we can step your through set up.
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sorry for confusion.....

i want to install windows 98 but i only have the windows 95 software on diskettes to install. won't read my cdrom. so for now i just want 95 windows(just to do research on for class)

okay, i have a windows 95 b boot disk

i put the windows 95 boot disk in and turn on computer and this is what it says:

starting windows 95....this is what it says:

CD-Rom device driver for ide (four channels supported)
© copyright oad technology inc. 1993-1996
driver version :v340
device name :Banana
No drives found, aborting installation

device driver not found: 'Banana"
no valid cdrom device drivers selected
A:\>

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okay then it says
please wait while setup initializes

setup is now going to perform a routine check on you system

to continue press enter. to qui setup, press esc. (i hit enter)

then it says:

this version of micosof scandisk will wrk only with ms-dos versions 5.0 later.
setup found a compressed volume or a disk=cache utility on your computer. quit setup and check your compress vulme with you disk compression software or remove the disk-cache utility. thenrun setup again.

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do you have a windows 98 cd?

(I don't care that it will not read it at the moment)
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yes i do have the windows 98 cd.
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ok if you have the 95 boot disc after you put it in and it in should ask
for disc for disc 1. you may hay the 95 cd boot disc there were 2 types of 95 boot disc. What happens if you put DISC 1 - setup in
drive A: then type setup and press enter
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It says that microsoft scandisk will perform scan....the it says that

this version of micosof scandisk will wrk only with ms-dos versions 5.0 later.
setup found a compressed volume or a disk=cache utility on your computer. quit setup and check your compress vulme with you disk compression software or remove the disk-cache utility. thenrun setup again.

enter to exit setup, press esc to continue setup
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