"wrong ms dos " message when trying to load w98se

  bigboab y 15:26 30 May 2003

Trying to load W98se on to a Vectra desktop.. rolled along fine .. went for a cuppa .. came back to find a message saying something about "wrong version of ms dos"...what meaneth this i thunk to myself... this mochine originally had w95 on it.. (might mean something or nothing).. oh, I formatted the HD before I started
if it is the wrong ms dos , how I do get and load the "right" ms dos.. just KNOW one of you experts out there will have the anser.. dont let me down :-)

  Quiller. 15:31 30 May 2003

Download a 98se boot disk from here, re format and try to load.
click here

Alternatively, enter the bios and pick first boot as cdrom. Save settings and exit. Now boot with just the windows 98se disk in. Format again and load.

  Quiller. 19:58 30 May 2003


  woodchip 20:15 30 May 2003

Start with win98 floppy disc and type FDISK /MBR then reboot and try loading Win98

  bigboab y 13:27 31 May 2003

Digging a hole here .. tried all of the above .. windows setup starts then I get a window headed "setup detection message" which says "setup cannot create files on your startup drive" " if you have hpfs or ntfs you must create an ms-dos boot partition... this hard drive WAS partitioned before I attacked it ... any ideas where to go now (apart from the foot of our stairs)

  bigboab y 13:27 31 May 2003

oops the message was called su0013

  jazzypop 13:49 31 May 2003

I suspect that you have the same problem as outlined at click here

Try following the instructions precisely at click here

  Terrahawk 13:51 31 May 2003

you have a win 98se boot disk
boot computer with boot disk at a:\ type fdisk the n press enter while since ive done this but option 4 i believe should read something like display active partitions once you know what patitions you have exit back to the menu option 2 delete dos parttitions 3 delete non dos partitions
delete the partitions you may at this point have to exit and reboot go back into fdisk option 1 create primary dos patition and set as active
exit and reboot now you should have a bare drive
at a:\ type format c: let the format run its course then you should be able to load win98

  woodchip 13:59 31 May 2003

Your Partition is not set correctly

  woodchip 21:48 31 May 2003

If you had Norton utilities rescue disc it would be able to sort it from the floppy disc's

  bigboab y 00:30 01 Jun 2003

ok .. did all of the above .. and it worked.. but STILL got a "c" and a "d" drive showing.. mmm I'll take it from here .. thanks you lot out there

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