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"Windows Setup requires 7340032 bytes available"


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#1 TechlessOS_3211

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 12:13 AM

I'm hoping that since it's Windows 98, I'm in the right place.

But here's my problem: I'm trying to install Windows 98 SE on a virtual machine. When I run setup from the E (CD) drive, it says the following:

Please wait while Setup initializes.
Scanning system registry...
Windows Setup requires 7340032 bytes availab


The last line cuts off at a random part of the sentance, saying "Windows" at least and "Windows Setup requires 7340032 bytes available on your C: drive" at most. It then hangs and I have to reboot the virtual machine.

When I set up the virtual hard disk, I ran fdisk and reformatted. I also used the option to format for large hard disks when I used fdisk. I'm not sure whether the specs are relevant, but I gave the virtual machine 120 mb of ram and 17.5 gb of hard disk space.

If anyone has any ideas on how to solve this problem, that would be great! :thumbup2:

Edited by TechlessOS_3211, 27 December 2010 - 12:13 AM.


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Posted 27 December 2010 - 01:32 PM

Ive never installed 98 on a virtual machine.
The info I am finding in Google indicates that the drive is not formatted
Run fdisk & select option 4 display partition information.
Look under the system column. If it says unknown then drive isnt formatted
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 02:04 PM

Thanks for the reply, Eyesee.
I did as you asked and selected option 4 on fdisk. Here is the display:

Display Partition Information

Current fixed disk drive: 1

Partition C: 1
Status A
Type PRI DOS
Volume Label
Mbytes 17916
System UNKNOWN
Usage 100%

Total disk space is 17916 Mbytes (1 Mbyte = 1048576 bytes)

Press Esc to continue


EDIT: Just formatted the C: drive. Still no go...

EDIT: EDIT: Ok, I feel stupid. When I pressed enter I forgot to type "y" when formatting...looks like it's working now.

Edited by TechlessOS_3211, 27 December 2010 - 02:15 PM.


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Posted 27 December 2010 - 03:23 PM

It should say FAT32 under system if the drive is formatted.
What happens when you try to format the drive?
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 03:38 PM

I've got Win98 running now. But to answer your question, it does say FAT32 now. When I formatted, it listed the percentage complete, which I'm guessing is normal.

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 05:09 PM

Glad you got it working
What was the trick?
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 09:30 PM

The only problem was that when I originally "formatted" the hard drive, I did not type "y" before pressing enter, so it didn't format. Silly me :P
But thanks for helping anyway~

Edited by TechlessOS_3211, 27 December 2010 - 09:31 PM.


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Posted 28 September 2015 - 01:09 PM

Well, this problem happen to me too, since I need Win98e to install on the fastest AGP system I own, ASRock 775Dual-VSTA. First it need to disconnect all the SATA devices (the SSD and the DVDROM). Then I can boot with the Win98se install CD (hoooray!).

 

And then it goes into this nightmare about C: HDD... Mostly it do not even write the whole message on the screen. Longest I got was the "Windows sertup requires 7340032" :)  And I did formated the HDD, 4G for C drive out of 200G reserved. I quess I need the fdisk to re-create the partition for me. I will report back, if that helped me out...

 

 

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Works! Win98se seems to hate different programs that fdisk preparing the partition, so a fdisk, then format c: /s (to make bootable C drive) and install work just fine... up to that point, that it complained that Windows did not have enought ram on my 2G system. Step down to 1G fixed that, but that make me lost the dual channel, witch suxx badly.

Is there are some patch for that...?


Edited by trodas, 28 September 2015 - 02:52 PM.

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 07:40 AM

I'm hoping that since it's Windows 98, I'm in the right place.

But here's my problem: I'm trying to install Windows 98 SE on a virtual machine. When I run setup from the E (CD) drive, it says the following:

Please wait while Setup initializes.
Scanning system registry...
Windows Setup requires 7340032 bytes availab


The last line cuts off at a random part of the sentance, saying "Windows" at least and "Windows Setup requires 7340032 bytes available on your C: drive" at most. It then hangs and I have to reboot the virtual machine.

When I set up the virtual hard disk, I ran fdisk and reformatted. I also used the option to format for large hard disks when I used fdisk. I'm not sure whether the specs are relevant, but I gave the virtual machine 120 mb of ram and 17.5 gb of hard disk space.

If anyone has any ideas on how to solve this problem, that would be great! :thumbup2:

Well mine said 

 

Partition C: 1 Status: A Type PRI DOS Vol Label:  MS-DOS_5 Mbytes 31 System FAT16 Usage 0%



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Posted 21 July 2016 - 07:57 AM

Is there are some patch for that...?


https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/304943

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