LOADING WINDOWS 98SE

  betty_boo48 16:26 27 Sep 2003
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I want to load 98se, i have performed the following actions..............
1. formatted c drive.
2. rebooted with 98 start up floppy in a drive.
3. got 98 start up menu. selected 1. start computer with cd rom support.....placed 98 installation disk in d drive ..........pressed enter.
4.it seems to load files from A drive only and goes to a A:\>
5. I typed D:\ and got D:\> i then typed setup got bad command or file name......... i am absolutely stuck ............. any suggestions

  Smiler 16:29 27 Sep 2003

Have you got more than one partition in which case the cdrom is not drive d

  pepe 16:31 27 Sep 2003

During Setup windows creates a virtual HD making your CD drive letter E. Try this and see if it works.

  Smiler 16:34 27 Sep 2003

pepe, betty_boo hasn't even got to windows setup yet.

  pepe 16:39 27 Sep 2003

Smiler...........yes but she still needs to access the cd rom from drive letter E. As she has tried D, she must have got beyond the stage where the vitual HD is created. Type E, press enter, then type setup.exe and all should be well.

  betty_boo48 17:00 27 Sep 2003

Still getting "invalid drive specification" whenever i type in "E"

  slowhand_1000 17:15 27 Sep 2003

Best thing to do is watch the screen closely after selecting start with cdrom support. You will see loading mscdex.exe and shortly after the assignment of the drive letter.

  rowdy 17:17 27 Sep 2003

Should you not enter the setup command at the A:\ prompt.

rowdy

  bremner 17:19 27 Sep 2003

In your first post you said you could type d:\ and get to D:\>

At that stage type dir and see if it reads the CD in the drive.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 17:24 27 Sep 2003

You should be typing D: without the backslash and then setup.

G

  rowdy 17:27 27 Sep 2003

there is no need to input the CD Drive letter as windows locates it itself during the setup checks

rowdy

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