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i have awindows 98 second edition installed on my computer. it has gen intel II processor. i cant get my cd rom to work. i would like to install new windows product. any help?
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Try fitting a known working cd-rom drive. Yours may have failed.
The BIOS cannot auto-detect optical drives, but windows can if the drive is fitted correctly and not damaged.
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pip22, the drive runs. when i put a cd in it spin then stops. i try to boot from cd rom and it skips it. do you mean a new driver and if so how to i install it?
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Howdy:

You have to get into BIOS (setup) first and set the first boot device to the cd-rom.. Now try the cd..

BTW, what OS are you trying to install?? If XP, are you sure your system can handle it??

Here's What You Need to Use Windows XP Professional
• PC with 300 megahertz or higher processor clock speed recommended; 233 MHz minimum required (single or dual processor system);* Intel Pentium/Celeron family, or AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended

• 128 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum supported; may limit performance and some features)

• 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space*

• Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor

• CD-ROM or DVD drive

• Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device

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i really need to run win 98 to fix files on the computer
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Use a cd-rom lens cleaner on your cd-rom.. They are very cheap and could clean the lense well enough to read your cd's..

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