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Installing Win98SE


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#1 Klinkaroo

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 03:27 PM

I just formatted my computer's hard drive.When I put the cd-rom in to install windows I get the ''Invalid System Disk Replace te disk, and then press any key''.

I put in my windows 98SE disk

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 05:52 PM

does the computer recognize it has a cd-rom drive ?... ie the boot disk created a ram drive and named it D which then makes the cd-rom the 'E' drive.
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Posted 21 February 2005 - 01:37 AM

Check the BIOS for the boot order . Make sure your CD is before your HD . Also are you sure this is a bootable CD ? Try to make a boot disk at Bootdisk.com . See if you can start from a floppy or burn the boot files to a CD.



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Posted 21 February 2005 - 02:15 PM

Can you get into your bios some brand name P.C.s don't make it easy, if not try this Bios entry I've had the best luck booting from a 98 startup floppy and choosing start computer with CD support then it goes as well as any Windoze install can go. You should also know your hardware in the box since windows will default to 256 colors till you smack it in the head. I use Karens' computer profiler freeware on any PC before I do anything saves some heartburn when you need drivers. This is assuming the drive is OK if the drive is sick you can use Spinrite to do a temporary fix at level 5 it can repair bad sectors that scandisk has marked as bad this will at least fix it long enuf to run the profiler and get the info you need without opening the box. I have seen Spinrite bring more then one drive back from the dead,the new version works on all file systems even Linux and NTFS.
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Posted 21 February 2005 - 05:51 PM

I can get into the bios but how can I check the order thing
I am a real noob
I made a boot disk at bootdisk.com and I put it in the floppy drive and started it up and it said that error

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 10:23 PM

In the bios look under the boot menu or advanced setup. What you are looking for is the boot sequence. In this case you need to make the A: drive as the first boot device. Boot with the floppy you made from bootdisk.com and when you are asked select to start the computer with CD-Rom support. When it is finished you will see A:\>. Type R: (those bootdisks make your CD drive R:) and type setup.

You can't boot from a 98 CD. Have you formatted the drive or used fdisk yet?

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 09:55 PM

I have formatted my hard drive

P.S. Will it maybe be possible to talk on an instant messaging service and you could maybe help me there that would be greatly appreciated juste e-mail me at (this has been removed to protect my e-mail adress)

Edited by Klinkaroo, 23 February 2005 - 08:04 AM.





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