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Understand problem may be with CDROM set up.
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THE "E" drive is connected to the mother board. The other cd rom is connected to the "E" drive. Both were jumpered as slave but i changed the "E" drive to master.

is there only one hard drive? if so, then did you mean to say:
The other cd rom is connected to the "C" drive. Both were jumpered as slave but i changed the "C" drive to master.

it looks like one cdrom is found - e:. insert the cd into E:, then type dir e:

if you see
CDR101-NOT READY READING DRIVE E
ABORT, RETRY, FAIL
then wait a few seconds and enter R

if it still fails, insert a known good cd, wait a few seconds, then enter dir E:

if this still fails, with the power off disconnect the 'other' CDROM(the one not recognized), boot from floppy, remove the 2nd cd, insert the win98 cd, then type dir E: ... or ... we might expect the cdrom to be d: now ... try dir D: too
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ok
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Setup is running. Thanks. I had to disconnect the other CD drive. Recommendations for when I get Windows loaded?
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Let's get through the win98 installation, then we can retest the other cdrom.
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Install complete. Thanks again. I think thats going to enough for today. Who know what tommorrow may bring.
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