Win98se install problem
Posted 24 April 2005 - 07:08 AM
Posted 24 April 2005 - 08:34 AM
When you use the boot floppy to boot to DOS, di9d you set an active partition on the hdd and format it??
Also, when using the boot floppy, are you using the option to "Start WITH cd-rom support"??
Last suggestion, go to www.bootdisk.com and get the files for a WinME boot floppy.. Install that on a clean formatted floppy and try setting up with it.. The WinME bootfloppy has a significant more cd-rom drivers on it..
Posted 24 April 2005 - 09:15 AM
Posted 24 April 2005 - 09:44 AM
Posted 24 April 2005 - 10:10 AM
Posted 24 April 2005 - 11:20 AM
and, they should be tight even if they have been removed and re-inserted a multitude of times..
Edited by Murray S., 24 April 2005 - 11:21 AM.
Posted 24 April 2005 - 11:46 AM
Posted 24 April 2005 - 11:52 AM
Seeing as though you have taken the back off, have you tried replacing that cd-rom with a different one or tried that one in another system?? Would be a quick way to check the state of the drive itself !!
Also, even though you said you did this, when you use a boot floppy, it changes the cd-rom drive letter by one.. therefore, if it used to be d: it would now be e:..(until Windows is loaded).. If they happened to have had a couple drives/partitions on the c: drive, then the new cd-rom drive would be one drive letter higher again..
Posted 24 April 2005 - 02:14 PM
Posted 24 April 2005 - 02:50 PM
Q: Is there a CD-ROM driver for MS-DOS? top
A: Yes, it is already on the hard disk drive. It is not recommended to load this MS-DOS driver and use Microsoft® Windows® 98 at the same time. To enable the driver in MS-DOS mode, you can simply remove the "REM" statement in your Autoexec.bat and Config.sys using a DOS editor like "EDIT". The driver is located in C:\CDROM directory.
I also put the link to e-machines in here for others to read and a link my sister found at you're site, with step by step instructions on how to restore a busted e-machine with WinXP, seems very specific, and very different from the "usual" steps taken to restore any other system.
So, anyway, no matter what we did, this e-machine wasn't going to recognize the cd/r, until I do what is says above. Do you know how I can do this without a program that may cost me, my sister says it's a script, to extract the file, there are two of them, that's what they say on the e-machine site. Can you help with this one Murray? Thanks so MUCH, wowie
you know, I just reread this post, and now I'm all confused , it says not to use this driver with the win98, so do I extract the files? Will I be enabling them if I do? Seems to me I wouldn't want to enable them, since they say not to use them with the win98???? What should I do Murray???
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