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Installing 98 Without A Flop Drive ?

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#1 TerryFox


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Posted 17 April 2006 - 07:07 PM

Hello ... I have this computer at the moment which has windows xp pro but I have another hard drive that I want to install on this same computer as master with a different ide cable , So in other words what I would do is pull the ide cable out ( From the motherboard ) for my xp install and replace the ide cable to another hard drive to install windows 98 , I know I could set it up for dual boot but I don't want that options , What I would like to know is there any ways to reformat the hard drive that I want to install 98 on without having a flop drive ? Is there a way to burn onto cd disk and use it to reformat the drive ? Thanks

( I have partition magic / nero burning program /true image 9.0 )

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Posted 17 April 2006 - 08:32 PM

Hi TerryFox,

Place your 98 CD in your CD drive and fdisk and format from there. Or, borrow a CD from a friend. You will need a valid licence to make it happen.

Hope this helps...


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Posted 17 April 2006 - 09:18 PM

Digtal Dolly boots from a CD and can do most anything you need to a drive. It only need a CDrom to work. It is a 50mb image. It will format in over 100 different file types including FAT32, which is what you want for Windows 98.
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Posted 17 April 2006 - 09:48 PM

I have another hard drive that I want to install on this same computer as master with a different ide cable

I don't understand. They have different types of cables? Is one an Ultra DMA with twice as many wires? Your motherboard would have to be UDMA compatible to use that.

If your motherboard has the ability to use SATA cables, be extremely careful pulling them out of their sockets. The mount for the cable on the hard drive can break easily, and the mount on the motherboard can pull right off if they have the snap locks.

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