please answer the questions in post #12.
before we install win98, we need to see if the cdrom will work with the generic drivers used by the boot disk.
if you don't have a win98 boot disk, please create one:
Start>Settings>Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs>Startup Disk>Create Disk
follow the instructions
next we want to change the boot order to floppy, cdrm, hard drive. on reboot press F2(or the key displayed during bootup for setup). find the boot device screen and use the '+' or '-' keys to change the boot order. save, then exit.
insert the floppy and reboot. insert the win98 cd and select 'With CDROM Support' option. please post any error messages. this is where we can see if the cdrom will work with generic drivers.
So why is it not working now?
I'm hoping there were errors in the previous installation during the last phase - hardware installation. it's important that you watch the entire install process so you can report any errors.
there's a slim possiblility that there's a hardware problem with the cd drives. it's unlikely, but me may do some more testing before we reinstall win98.
please go to the Win95/95/ME forum and review the pinned topics http://www.geekstogo...s-98-t9803.html
please read the topics above, but don't start yet. some of the steps may differ from the pinned topics.