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He says that a different menu came up when he changed the ribbon around and hit "esc" when starting. Now it says "Microsoft Windows 98 Startup Menu Option 1 Restore Win 98 will format hdd
2 Restore Windows 98 will not format hdd
3 Boot to DOS prompt from cd Rom
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Should I still do what you last prompted me to do?
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It's set to boot from cd then...we need to change that.

Restart and tap the F1 or Delete key to enter the BIOS setup. It will say which key at the bottom of the first boot screen... "Press [key] to enter setup"

Using the arrow keys, find the boot priority or boot order settings. Use the Enter key to select and the + or - keys to make changes. I'm sorry I can't be more specific, but all BIOS versions are different. The floppy needs to be set as the first boot device and the HDD needs to be second. Save the settings (ususally F10) and exit BIOS setup.

Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to reboot with the new Max Blast floppy in the floppy drive.
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I didn't get to do the ctrl+alt+delete and Max Blast floppy because it turned off when I saved the settings, and now it loaded from the cd Rom and now it asked to be formatted before installing Windows 98.
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63% complete
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Ok you made the floppy though?

Put it in the drive and restart...it should work just like the version we used on the other machine...


If it's formatting itself...let it go!!!!!!!!!! :tazz:

Edited by wannabe1, 20 November 2005 - 10:02 PM.

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I haven't put in the Max Blast floppy yet, because it is inflating and extracting files for Windows 98
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Yeeeee-haw!
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Yippie...just let it go! :tazz:

You'll have a running machine in short order it sounds like...
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Thankyou very, very much for allllll the help. But I have one more Q! What does you nickname mean, you wannabe what? My curiosity is piqued.
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When I first joined Geeks to Go, I knw right away that I wanted to join all the great folks here helping out. I chose the nick wannabe1 to show that and it stuck. Now I are One! :tazz:
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Cool :tazz: Thankyou again.
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Do you have Windows 98 loaded and running?

It was my pleasure helping...really...I meet the nicest people this way!

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Yup, he just viewed the desktop! Woohoo!
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I have another question about "networking" but I have to get to bed. I have to get up for work early! Thanks and we'll see you around. :tazz:
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