Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Installing Windows 98 On New Disk


  • Please log in to reply
18 replies to this topic

#1 DustyH4

DustyH4

  • Members
  • 12 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:34 AM

Posted 31 October 2007 - 09:07 AM

Hard drive has gone bad. Repaced a Quatum IDE 13.5G hard drive w/ a Maxtor IDE 20G. Run FDISK and FORMAT.
Begin Windows 98 Setup. Windows runs till license agreement. Cannot get keyboard or mouse to accept agreement.
Any body knows what is happening. Thanks

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 acklan

acklan

    Bleepin' cat's meow


  • Members
  • 8,529 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Baton Rouge, La.
  • Local time:07:34 AM

Posted 31 October 2007 - 09:57 AM

What type of keyboard do you have? PS\2, USB, Wireless?
"2007 & 2008 Windows Shell/User Award"

#3 DustyH4

DustyH4
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 12 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:34 AM

Posted 31 October 2007 - 11:21 AM

a Dell ps/2 p/s2 mouse

#4 acklan

acklan

    Bleepin' cat's meow


  • Members
  • 8,529 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Baton Rouge, La.
  • Local time:07:34 AM

Posted 31 October 2007 - 03:37 PM

This will sound super simple but have you checked to make sure that are not crossed?
"2007 & 2008 Windows Shell/User Award"

#5 DustyH4

DustyH4
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 12 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:34 AM

Posted 31 October 2007 - 06:07 PM

I have run boot disk several times fdisk and format. keyboard had to work to do that. If you can't help me please say so and I will try another site.

#6 acklan

acklan

    Bleepin' cat's meow


  • Members
  • 8,529 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Baton Rouge, La.
  • Local time:07:34 AM

Posted 31 October 2007 - 06:17 PM

Hard drive has gone bad. Repaced a Quatum IDE 13.5G hard drive w/ a Maxtor IDE 20G. Run FDISK and FORMAT.
Begin Windows 98 Setup. Windows runs till license agreement. Cannot get keyboard or mouse to accept agreement.
Any body knows what is happening. Thanks

Rude is unbecoming. Your statement leads me to believe your keyboard and mouse are not working. Since you have little faith in my willingness to assist you I will defer to another member.

Good luck.
"2007 & 2008 Windows Shell/User Award"

#7 Eyesee

Eyesee

    Bleepin Teck Shop


  • BC Advisor
  • 3,540 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:In the middle of Kansas
  • Local time:08:34 AM

Posted 31 October 2007 - 07:10 PM

Dusty, the last thing that you want to do is to tick off a moderator!

All standard PS/2 mice and keyboards will work with all Windows installations, Period!
You are either running a wireless device that connects via a PS2 port or a USB keyboard and mouse with a PS2 adapter.
One of the two.

Go to your local thrift store. Pick up a standard PS2 mouse and keyboard for maybe a buck each.
Try that. I bet you it works then
In the beginning there was the command line.

#8 DustyH4

DustyH4
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 12 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:34 AM

Posted 31 October 2007 - 09:01 PM

I have one of each. I have them pluged in in the correct ports. They both work well on my other computer.
I have a wireless but it is connected to my Dell 2400. When I first began working on this computer the first thing I did was buy a p/s2 Keyboard and mouse. I have run FDISK and Format C:.
I can begin installing windows 98 from an original 98 upgrade disk. I have the product key.
I have original window 95 to verify.
I bought both thes programs over time.

#9 Eyesee

Eyesee

    Bleepin Teck Shop


  • BC Advisor
  • 3,540 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:In the middle of Kansas
  • Local time:08:34 AM

Posted 01 November 2007 - 12:07 PM

Did you check for bent pins?
In the beginning there was the command line.

#10 DustyH4

DustyH4
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 12 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:34 AM

Posted 01 November 2007 - 12:40 PM

yes, ps/2 plugs

#11 garmanma

garmanma

    Computer Masochist


  • Staff Emeritus
  • 27,809 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:Cleveland, Ohio
  • Local time:09:34 AM

Posted 01 November 2007 - 02:53 PM

For the heck of it, can you go into the BIOS and maneuver around there using the keyboard? Maybe restore default settings while you're there
Mark
Mark
Posted Image
why won't my laptop work?

Having grandkids is God's way of giving you a 2nd chance because you were too busy working your butt off the 1st time around
Do not send me PMs with problems that should be posted in the forums. Keep it in the forums, so everyone benefits
Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook and Twitter

#12 DustyH4

DustyH4
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 12 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:34 AM

Posted 01 November 2007 - 03:20 PM

OK I have done that , Same thing, What next

#13 garmanma

garmanma

    Computer Masochist


  • Staff Emeritus
  • 27,809 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:Cleveland, Ohio
  • Local time:09:34 AM

Posted 01 November 2007 - 05:11 PM

Doesn't work in the BIOS either? The only other thing I can offer is have someone hold the plugs securely in place while you try it again. I had one connected to a heavy KVM switch cable that I had to tape and wedge in place. I can't think of anything else besides a motherboard replacement
Mark
Mark
Posted Image
why won't my laptop work?

Having grandkids is God's way of giving you a 2nd chance because you were too busy working your butt off the 1st time around
Do not send me PMs with problems that should be posted in the forums. Keep it in the forums, so everyone benefits
Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook and Twitter

#14 Keithuk

Keithuk

  • Members
  • 957 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:02:34 PM

Posted 02 November 2007 - 07:46 AM

I can begin installing windows 98 from an original 98 upgrade disk. I have the product key.
I have original window 95 to verify.

If its a Win95 upgrade to Win98 then I would have thought you would have to install Win95 first. :thumbsup:

Keith

Windows ME (spare computer)
Windows XP 2002 Professional SP3 (desktop computer)
Windows 7 Professional SP1 32bit (laptop computer)

Windows 8 64bit spare drive for laptop computer


#15 DustyH4

DustyH4
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 12 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:34 AM

Posted 02 November 2007 - 08:25 PM

I will try that




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users