In trying to re-install windows on a compaq deskpro 400mhz, which was originally win95. I have a win98se cd rom / a start up disk (from click here) - but have tried relentlessly to install windows - without success? I manage to fdisk/format/sys c:/scandisk - but when it comes to 'setup' - I get the strangest problems (varying ones in fact!) I have had 'wrong media device' error messages 'drive c: d: e: does not exist' and most recently in fact, the computer states I do not have enough space for running scandisk, setup etc.
I have restarted the process on numerous ocassions and just cannot understand where the problems lie? Dont know if I am doing something wrong, or maybe omitting something in the process? or if indeed I am using the wrong startup disk etc?
Would be grateful for any kind support anybody may be able to offer me in this matter.
Why did you use fdisk? you only needed to format the drive. And start with a floppy from click here and run the install windows it does not matter if it says 95 if you have your Win98 disk in the drive
Did you look for non-dos partitions and delete them? I have this vague idea that Compaq mess with the boot sector and, I think its option 4, viewing ALL partitions will identify which ones you have not deleted