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OK, ruined power cable, two dead batteries, scarred laptop - now I'm on my son's new laptop. Guess I have to be calm now!
OK - I have four partitions - 30GB each and all FAT32, clusters at 16KB (default)

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Select Next!
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Good Job!!!! The hard part is over!
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It shows Installation Summary of the previously mentioned info. I selected Next at that point also.

Great, it asks for WIN98 setup diskette, do I have such?
It also offers Cancel to skip copying system files.
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Put your Startup disk in the floppy drive and click "Next"...

It may be wanting your WIN98 cd, but I'm sure we'll find out shortly. In either case, we're nearing the end.

Edited by wannabe1, 05 September 2005 - 08:24 PM.

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Done that, now it asks for Operating System - that's my Compaq Quick Restore CD- right?

It says install OS CD and reboot. It reminds if you are installing by CD-ROM to make sure your BIOS boot order is set to boot to CD before the ATA HD.

Did I mess you up and make you forget - or am I forgetting - did we set it for that???
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We didn't change any settings in BIOS...you should be good to go. Put the Quick Restore disk in and install away!!!! Pull the Floppy back out
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Removed SeaGate CD and Setup diskette -
still showing DiscWizard with -
Hard disc info
Utilities
Maintenance Options
setup HD

Do I need to do anything here or just exit and move on?
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Just reboot (Ctrl + Alt + Delete)
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Am I remembering correctly that, even though they warn QuickRestore destroys all data on HD - I will not loose the partitions?
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The partitions will be fine...We destroyed all the data when we formatted. Everything is going as it should...Relax while your Operating System installs! Just watch that the installation goes to the C drive (which it should by default).

Edited by wannabe1, 05 September 2005 - 08:51 PM.

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I'm a glutton for punishment - after this settles I want to install old HD as slave and see if I can get info from it! No need to respond now, that will totally be a new thread! I guess after you graduate from this "master" final exam you could take it on as you work toward your Masters from Geeks!

80% done on install
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LOL! :tazz:

Shouldn't ba a problem at all to install the old drive as a slave. You'll have to change the jumper on the rear of the drive from Master to Slave and hook it to the center connector on the secondary IDE cable. After that, it's up to the machine to recognize it and off you go!
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GREAT! I KNOW I had it but now can NOT find the Product Key!!! Is there a way to find that?
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Look on the back of your machine or on the booklet that came with it.
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