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Win98SE - Unable to install on new HD


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Invalid drive specification
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Does this mean any thing. When I boot to the A promt it says
MSCDEX Ver 2.25
Cpoywite etc
Drive D:= Driver OEMCD001 unit 0
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Drive D:= Driver OEMCD001 unit 0

Not sure what that means... :tazz:

With the PC Beginner Utilities cd in the drive...at the a: prompt, type dir and press "Enter" Do you get a list of files?
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yes I do. Thye are the files on the floppy
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Are these two files in the list?


ASPICD.SYS

OAKCDROM.SYS
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I tried swithing the win98 boot disk. Tried dir and it came back
sharing violation reading drive M
Abort Retry Fail
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ASPICD and OAKCDROM are on it.
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At the a:, type fdisk and press "Enter" On the fdisk options screen, choose the option to "Show Partition Information" and press "Enter".

List the partition information for me here.
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No partitions define
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Well now...there's a problem... :tazz:

Let's run fdisk to create a partition, set it as active, and format it.

At the A:\ prompt...type fdisk and press "Enter".

On the next screen type Y to enable large disk support.

In the "FDISK Options" screen, use option 3 to delete any partition (if there are no partitions go to the next step) and press "Enter" (You may be prompted to accept the deletion...accept it.) and press "Enter" then press "Esc" to return to the "FDISK Options" screen.

On the "FDISK Options" screen, choose option 1 to "Create DOS partition or Logical DOS drive" and press enter..again, accept the change.

On the "Create DOS partition or Logical DOS drive" screen, choose option 1 to "Create Primary DOS partition" and press "Enter". Type Y to "use the maximum available size and set the partition as Active"...press "Enter"

On the next screen, press "Esc" to get the A:\ prompt and then press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to restart your machine.

Get yourself bask to the A:/ prompt...type fdisk and press "Enter".

At the A:\ prompt...type format C: /s (we may have to play with this command a little on your machine) and press "Enter"...type Y to accept the change and press "Enter". Formatting will take a while...be patient.

Let me know how it goes...

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Edited by wannabe1, 12 January 2006 - 06:50 PM.

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Shift F5 did not work. I escaped and got to A
Format was 38,15.34M
Partition in fo is
C:1 Status A PRI DOS 28154 m FAT 32 100%
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Perfect!

Now try this and let me know if it works...

Boot your machine to the Command prompt with the PC Beginner Utilities cd...once at the prompt, type MD C:\WIN98 (note the space between MD and C:) and press "Enter".
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came back to A:\
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At the A:\ prompt, type C: and press "Enter"

At the C:\ prompt, type dir and press "Enter".

Is WIN98 there?

Edited by wannabe1, 12 January 2006 - 07:37 PM.

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Yes
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