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Win98 intallation freezes, laptop


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Killerzone

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Hi, and thanks. While attempting to install win98 on a presario v5000, it freezes everytime at the point of setting up hardware and any pnp it may have. I already refomated the drive, but no luck. No floppy drive to create or use a start up disk. Data already lost, just want to get an OS onboard. The only extra full version I have is win98, have other upgrades too. Thanks again for any help, appreciate it. Killer...
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Neil Jones

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When it freezes on finding/setting up hardware, just restart the computer and if prompted choose "Safe Recovery". Windows will then ignore the device that upset it previously and carry on with everything else. It may well be the item its getting stuck on has an issue about it that Windows doesn't like.
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Thanks Neil, but yeah, I've done that several times, no luck. I can get into safe mode at times, but that's it. Normal mode freezes as well. So with no real effective changes while in safe mode, it really does no good. Anywho thanks for trying, appreciate it. A reminder, it does this everytime and with 98 and me. Later, Killer...
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There's a hardware issue then with the laptop which may or may not be resolvable. Nothing more we can do I'm afraid :whistling:
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