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Fixing Windows 98 boot


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#1 Script_

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 01:37 PM

Hello guys,i've been trying to install windows 98 on this computer we got for free.

It Had Windows XP So the hard drive works perfectly,BUT The DVD-ROM Does NOT (But i have a USB DVD-ROM)

After reading multiple guides this is what i did:

1:Burned GPARTED And Formatted the 8gb hard disk to FAT32.

2:Got Mini-XP,Copied Windows98 Files From a USB Stick to C:\W98SET F

3:Burned the recovery disk of windows98

4:From DOS I've got into that folder and ran Setup.exe

Everything worked,untill the reboot:

The bios gives Error I\0. This error is displayed when it tries to boot a Floppy disk,but there are no floppies,and i've set the bios

to boot from hd only,And when there is no OS in the hard drive,So my guess is something's wrong with the Booting files. How do i manually fix it? Thanks alot!



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 01:57 PM

the computer maybe to new in order to support windows 98.

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 02:06 PM

No it's not. And even if it was it would stil boot

Also here's the Specs:
Pentium 4

256 mb ram

8gb hard disk

nVidia TNT2



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 02:09 PM

A Pentium 4 contains technology that is not compatible with Windows 98.

The oldest OS that will work on it is Windows 2000.

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 02:12 PM

Are you sure? it's less than 3ghz

Also i've tried doing the very same with windows 2000 but still the same result.
If you guys can help me fix the windows 2000 boot it would be even better.



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 02:13 PM

What is the motherboard Model Number, and what is the error message that you are getting Windows 2000?

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 02:15 PM

The error is the same,it finds no OS.



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 02:17 PM

Do you have the model number of the motherboard as you may need to load the drivers for the hard drive controller via F6 during installation.

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 02:18 PM

If i install windows 2000 by using the disk in my USB CDROM (where you can press f6 to install the drivers) If crashes after it loads the files (Error stop 07). I've also looked around for that problem,and i didn't find any solution (Before you ask,the hard disk is already set to IDE)



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 02:19 PM

Please provide me the Model Number of the motherboard so I can point you the right driver so you won't get that error message.

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 02:20 PM

Where do i get the model number?



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 02:22 PM

it should be somewhere on the motherboard near the edges or near the center of the motherboard.

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 02:23 PM

I Can't right now,but has an award bios if it matters at all.



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 02:24 PM

Also is this a Dell or HP type of computer?

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 02:24 PM

It has been assembled,so no.






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