Fresh install of 98
Posted 09 October 2006 - 08:07 PM
Posted 09 October 2006 - 08:19 PM
Are you using a Win95 Startup floppy or a Win98 Startup?
Posted 09 October 2006 - 08:41 PM
First let me make sure we're on the same page. Have you created the Primary DOS Partition and set it as active or are we still at a raw partition that needs to be set and formatted?
Posted 09 October 2006 - 08:44 PM
Thats why I mentioned a 98 Boot up CD instead.
I will be watching this post as I wanna see if theres a solution.
Posted 09 October 2006 - 08:57 PM
Yes I have created a primary dos partion and it is set to active and it just wont find my cd drive and as i mentioned earlier that I only can boot into floppy not cd-rom..
And a boot cd will probably not work being that it can't boot from cd
Oh and one more thing boys.. Err... I'm a girl x_x? but does'nt change anything from me knowing anything different...
Edited by Soul Of Cerberus, 09 October 2006 - 08:58 PM.
Posted 09 October 2006 - 09:06 PM
Ok Now im very eager to solve this problem and we will get it solved.
Will research tomorrow as I need to get some sleep.
Posted 09 October 2006 - 09:08 PM
When you do the following, watch while the boot disk is loading...it will tell you what letter it sets for the RAMdrive. That will tell us where the cd-rom will be...let me know for sure, but I'm betting it will be D: and I'll base the commands on that assumption...we can modify them if I'm wrong.
Boot to the floppy and choose the option to Start with CD-ROM Support. It should load a bunch of drivers and take you to the command prompt A:\. At this point, remove the floppy drive and put the cd-rom in...insert the Win98 cd.
At the A:\ prompt, type e:setup.exe and press "Enter". Does this start the installation or generate an error?
Edited by wannabe1, 09 October 2006 - 09:09 PM.
Posted 09 October 2006 - 09:17 PM
and i did the whol e: thing umm i dont quite remember what exactly it said but it was an error I think it was the one that said wrong command type..
it says invalid drive specification.
Edited by Soul Of Cerberus, 09 October 2006 - 09:19 PM.
Posted 09 October 2006 - 09:36 PM
Have a look at the information HERE (DOScdrom) regarding the creation of a bootdisk (cd) with cd-rom drivers for just your situation.
Posted 09 October 2006 - 09:56 PM
I would love to do it tonight being that you are on and you can help me more but it's just to much for me right now under so much stress with this computer that I just want to throw it in the trash...
Thanks again you guys been wonderful! I will be back tomorrow if all goes well and dont get tied up with other things~
Posted 10 October 2006 - 08:41 PM
Im still researching your problem. me or wannabe1 will get you up and running asap
Posted 10 October 2006 - 01:31 PM
I'm just going to forget about it for now and when I come back from out of town I will get the external CD Drive for it and see if that works.. If not I will just sell it back to the pawn shop and get what I can for it..
Thanks you guys so much you were a very good help to me and nick I wish you the best in school and your studies you look like your going to go far into computer technology stuff so good luck to your future!
Thanks again both of you if the cd thing does'nt work out I will post up here with further information and maybe then we can all come up with a solution.. It will be awhile till I go and get it tho'
Posted 11 October 2006 - 02:07 AM
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