I recommended formatting and reinstalling Win 98. So to make a long story short, we used fdisk to delete both partitions it had, and created just one primary partition. Then ran a format, and it got to about 30% then had a notice "trying to recover allocation unit", after about an hour it was able to finish the format. We restarted and used a boot disk for Win98SE to get to the start screen where it asks if you want to start using CD support or not. We chose start using CD support, then we get to see the drivers load and finally end up at an A: prompt. I can switch between A, C, and D prompts and access the floppy help menu, but cannot get windows 98 to start to load.
I have tried several commands at A: prompt.....setup.exe, win98, win98.exe, etc etc to no avail. Anyone have any ideas how to get Windows 98 to start to install? This is the first time I have encountered this problem, usually the CD starts with no probs.
(afternote: I did check hardware connections, everything seems fine. Also checked bios settings, didn't see anything that would cause this)