Boot Disk Problem

  poogles_uk 14:23 04 Feb 2003

I have a laptop that you can't have the CD and Floppy, I need to put Win 98SE on it but i can't boot up with a floppy and then change to CD, can i use a CD as a bootdisk if i put CD in boot sequence?

  The honeymonster! 14:56 04 Feb 2003

Hi, more info would help. Do you mean there are no built-in floppy and Cd-drives on this laptop?
Like an IBM 560 Thinkpad? What is the make and model?

  poogles_uk 17:36 04 Feb 2003

Its a gateway solo, no you can have either the floppy or the CD they take the same slot, the only way to change is too shut down and change and restart

  DieSse 17:42 04 Feb 2003

You should be able to use the CD to boot from - as you say, by altering the boot sequence.

  poogles_uk 18:59 04 Feb 2003

Do i need to put the boot files on a CD?

  DieSse 19:31 04 Feb 2003

The standard Win98SE CD should boot, I believe.

  DieSse 19:31 04 Feb 2003

The standard Win98SE CD should boot, I believe. Try it and see.

  poogles_uk 20:15 04 Feb 2003

How do i reformat the HD?, i have win95 on it and the CD is for Pcs without Windows

  Tog 20:43 04 Feb 2003

Create a boot floppy from your current windows and boot from it. Type Format c:/s from the floppy and off you go. When finished, reboot from the CDROM and follow the instructions to convert to FAT32, then install.

  Tog 20:45 04 Feb 2003

And you definitely can boot from the full 98SE CD

  poogles_uk 21:01 04 Feb 2003

thanks i'll try it

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