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Joe Pafume

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OK so how do I get the pc to accept the disk for 98 for which I do have the code
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joe,

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?
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Thanks Papa,
Ok
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
Any ideas
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Put your win98 cd in, change the drive to e: drive and type setup..

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I type e, E, or E:\> or any variation I get bad command or file name

Someone has to help I keep smashing my forehead with my Palm and the flat spot is going to become very pronounced
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At the a:>\ prompt, you have to type in cd e: and press <enter> Make sure the Win98 cd is in the drive when you do this!!

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ok
Ill keep ya all posted
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well At least I got a new message
ok where I typed, the screen looks like this:
A:\>cd e and then I struck enter
Now it looks like this:

INVALID DIRECTORY

A:\> and a flashing line _
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Did you put the : after e ??

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No :tazz:
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I booted the box with the startup disk in A, and the CD in the coffee cup holder.
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?

:( :tazz: :( ;) :)
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Try d: and try f:.. Where did you get your boot floppy from??

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fLOPPY IS ONE THAT BELONGS TO MY GATEWAY BOX
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
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fLOPPY IS ONE THAT BELONGS TO MY GATEWAY BOX
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

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so you still can't find the cd-rom drive, huh?
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Get a proper bootdisk from www.bootdisk.com

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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