Instaling Win 98

  Ex plorer 13:34 08 Oct 2006

Hi I spent most of yesterday and today tring to instll Win98SE.
This is a Clean install.
I have found advice on the net and hear but I cant get 98 setup.
I use Start with CD Support
When I put the Win 98SE boot disk in I get at the start No Drivers Found Aborting Instalation,
and then it continues to load start up files.
At the A: I change to the C: and
Type md win98 Enter
Type cd win98 Enter
Put the win 98 in the CD Rom
Type copy d:\win98 Enter
and Setup and Enter.

I get Bad command or file name.

and boot is CD first

  mattyc_92 13:38 08 Oct 2006

You tried using fdisk?

type in 'fdisk' at the command-prompt and press enter.

You can check all your partitions and drives (hard-discs) and format them this way.. This usually fixes this problem

Also, I use the "d: [enter] setup.exe [enter]" commands to launch setup (where [enter] means press enter)

  Smiler 13:43 08 Oct 2006

I think you need a win 98floppy disc to start off

  Diodorus Siculus 13:50 08 Oct 2006

click here for a bootable floppy.
Then Windows 98 install from CD
click here

  Ex plorer 14:09 08 Oct 2006

I am using Win98 disk to start off.
Sorry if I didnt make it clear I formated the
drive using fdisk and I have Fat32 and its set active
I have tried d:\setup exe.
I got the boot disk I am using from this site WIN98 OME.

  James. 14:12 08 Oct 2006

Remeber that your CD drive will go up one letter due to the virtual ramdisk created, so if it is normally D then try E:\setup.exe

  Smiler 19:15 08 Oct 2006

I agree with James on this

  Ashrich 00:05 09 Oct 2006

If you have a useable boot disk , surely you can type " setup.exe " from the A prompt without having to change directories .


  Totally-braindead 00:55 09 Oct 2006

As the others have said you cdrom moves up to e as the d becomes a ramdrive. The command as the others have said is
E:\setup.exe if I recall rightly but its been a while since I've done it. You can easily check but just typing e: and then typing DIR/P and see if there is a file setup.exe.

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