remove XP and replace with 98
Posted 10 August 2005 - 11:08 PM
Posted 10 August 2005 - 11:13 PM
so from what i'm reading, here are my assumptions about what you've done so far:
1. you booted from the win98 boot disk that you created
2. you formated the hard drive that you will eventually install win98 on
3. you created the partion that win98 will be loaded onto
are those correct? where are you now in the setup?
Posted 11 August 2005 - 05:28 AM
Apparently files have been loaded from my gateway boot disk.
It went over to drive a and there is a prompt but typinbg setup then enter on the keyboard returns the line not ready reading drive e
then asks Abort, Retry, Fail
I must be close but irs hard to tell with no light LOL
Posted 11 August 2005 - 06:31 AM
Posted 11 August 2005 - 07:16 AM
Someone has to help I keep smashing my forehead with my Palm and the flat spot is going to become very pronounced
Posted 11 August 2005 - 01:46 PM
Posted 11 August 2005 - 02:12 PM
ok where I typed, the screen looks like this:
A:\>cd e and then I struck enter
Now it looks like this:
A:\> and a flashing line _
Posted 11 August 2005 - 06:50 PM
it loaded to drive A:\>1 followed by the blinking underline,
The string is as followsA:\>1 cd e: and I hit enter which brought the following
"CDR101: Not ready reading drive E
ABORT, RETRY, FAIL?
Posted 11 August 2005 - 07:05 PM
Posted 12 August 2005 - 08:21 AM
I also used the rescue disk I made for it
The boot disk loads generic drivers
The box I am trying desperately to save is a Dell
I am also on Yahoo messenger as jo_strano_ga
Posted 12 August 2005 - 08:30 AM
Download the Win98SE or WinME self-extracting file.. Now, put a clean formatted floppy in the floppy drive and double-click the bootdisk download.
The needed files will be extracted and placed on the floppy..
Use that to start the system making sure you choose the option to "Start WITH cd-rom support" !!
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