I have encountered a problem I'm afraid.
I started the machine with the Windows cd in situ, having changed the boot sequence to start with cd-rom, and received the following message:
Your computer may have a disk compression program installed on it.
Because this system may contain an existing operating system or data, setup cannot continue. For more information press F1.
Which, when pressed elicits the following:
This version of setup cannot continue. You need to run setup from setup disk 1 or the windows cd-rom
1. remove the the floppy disk from the drive, and then restart your computer.
2. insert setup disk 1 or the windows cd-rom into the drive.
3. if windows is running, click the start button, click run and then type the following (if windows is not running, type this at the MS-DOS command prompt): a:\setup
where 'a' is the letter of the drive containing the windows disk.
if you are installing from a cd-rom, type a:\win95\setup [sic.]
note: if you are reinstalling windows 98 and windows won't start, press F8 when the message 'starting windows 98...' appears and then choose 'command prompt only'
If you are installing from a cd-rom, type DOSStart to load the real mode cd-rom driver before running setup
I must confess to being more than a little confused. How should I proceed?