Have laptop that came with 98se but no install disk. Running [now -- originally came on a IX250, but switched moveable hdd to other laptop] on 20GB hdd in Itronix IX260+ laptop.
Hadn't used it quite a while [been running linux on the 260+], but had need for a windows format and as had this hdd with 98se decided to use the old reliable 98.
For some reason can only get a useable screen when use 'safe -- #3] mode'; when exit from safe mode and try to reboot using normal --#1 mode, end up with a blinking cursor above some command lines [showing C:\windows;C:\windows\command], and no way to get cursor to move down or to enter anything command wise: just blinks and doesn't respond to anything. Have gone through this sequence [safe -- restart -- normal with frozen cursor -- safe -- etc.] repeatedly, but no change.
Purchased a 98se install disk to redo everything, but it tells me it is only for use on blank hdd; tried a few things and seemed to get a new install, but then encountered the same problem as if nothing had changed.
Any suggestions welcome, even if to delete whole hdd and try the install again, but hope for other solution.