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Hmm, you will have problems if you try to install win98 on a computer thats already running another OS on the C drive, unless you remove the main hard drive, install another hard drive as the C drive & then load win98 on to it.

An easier workaround would be to obtain a win98 boot disk (one thats creates a ram drive). Boot the system from this, switch to the ram drive at the dos prompt, remove the boot disk, insert new floppy disk, then run the format command from the ram drive.
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Not sure if I should start a new post or not, but being this is a no post/no video I'll toss my unit in the fire as well. Computer froze and I had to hardboot. Booted ok and the next time it happened (hours later) it blinked several times and had to hardboot again but this time nopost/novideo. I have replaced mother board, power supply with same results and now after reading this possibly the CPU? From what I'm reading if the CPU is fried then it won't post either? Everything powers up except the post and video.

Thanks in advance,
Ron
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Hi oneref

You were right the first time, you do need to start your own topic I'm afraid - sorry.

Do that & just repeat everything you've already posted & I will have a look at your problem for you

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Just to let you know. Bios recovery didnít work. I am pretty sure now that it is the board. From what I have been reading these boards had some capacitor problems. Although I donít see any signs that the capacitors on this board are shot. There is no bulging or leaking. I am now thinking that this is the problem. I think Iíll just salvage what I can and chuck the rest. Thank you for all your responses and efforts to help.
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You're welcome.
I'm inclined to agree with you about the board, its starting to sound like more trouble than its worth anyway!
Before you sling the board completely, make sure the salvaged parts (in particular the CPU) do actually work, otherwise you may find it was the CPU all along & you've chucked out a perfectly good mobo!
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