Drivers when re-installing Windows 98

  jz 21:03 09 Dec 2004

Someone has asked me to re-install Windows 98SE on his PC.

He only has the Windows 98 SE CD, not any CDs with drivers. I'm a bit worried that if I re-install Windows, it might not be able to find some of the drivers (eg modem, graphics card, etc). Is there a way to extract the drivers from the PC before I re-install Windows?

Also, I've never attempted to re-install Windows 98SE before. Will the CD be bootable, or do I have to make a boot floppy?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:29 09 Dec 2004

click here for driver back up copy to another partition or CD before you wipe the drive with the op system on(c:).

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:30 09 Dec 2004

Easier with 98 if you make a boot floppy

  jz 21:38 09 Dec 2004

Thanks Fruit Bat. Is there a website explaining how I create a boot floppy?

  VoG II 21:40 09 Dec 2004

You can download one click here

Also click here?

  Graham ® 21:42 09 Dec 2004

Download a 98 OEM boot disk from click here to the desktop. Double click on it to save to floppy.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:45 09 Dec 2004

Clean install windows 98
click here

  ventanas 21:46 09 Dec 2004

There's an option to create a startup disc, but my memory is failing me. It could be a tab in Add/Remove Programs, but its so long now since I did it.

I wish this thread had appeared earlier. This morning I used a restore disc on the only remaining '98 machine at work.No problem, barebones Windows loaded, but then it was time to load the cd with the drivers on it, and guess what, didn't work. Took an hour to identify them all with Aida. To-morrow morning will be spent downloading them all. Oh well.
I've got the driver backup programs now, Thanks Fruit Bat /\0/\

  griffon 56 01:14 10 Dec 2004

Yes Ventanas, to save you going doolally, it is.

If jz downloads a copy of SiSoftSandra from somewhere like, click here, it will tell him what hardware he has and then he can download the drivers either from the makers' sites or from specialist sites like ''.

  griffon 56 01:26 10 Dec 2004

Hi jz. I have a similar problem and have been advised to try these for system analyser tools.

click here click here click here

You will see that SiSoftSandra is one of them.

  ventanas 08:26 10 Dec 2004

Thank you.

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