Are you sure W2K is still there and that W98 isn't installed over W2K? Normally, the correct procedure is to install the oldest OS first i.e. W98, and then load W2K which should pick up on the W98 installation and offer to upgrade, say no to that and do a custom installation to the partition that you wish.
would this have something to do with my install sequence? i basically put the win2000 cd in, booted from it, partitioned the drive, formatted as fat32, installed win2000, then booted from the 98 disk which said i already had a os istalled. i ingnored this and selected d:\windows as the directory to load win98 in.
would this have confussed things? should i have done 98 first?
Try installing W2K now (with W98 already present) and as I said above go with a custom installation NOT an upgrade and you will be asked if you wish to install to C, say no to that and specify the drive letter to install to.
It is pretty straightforward, once you have persuaded it not to upgrade W98.
followed the suggestion of partioning the drive using my win2k disk, then installing win98 on the c:, then win2k on the d:
i agree with Diodorus suggestion of the three partitions and using the e as the shared drive for documents ect. however, this machine only has a 6gig drive and we're putting a 2nd drive in that will be the main drive for the work.
so all good!
thanks for the help,
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