installing CD drive with no operating system - how

  kenwyn 06:56 08 Sep 2004

I have just got an old PC from work, for my daughter to learn which has had everything deleted, including the operating system (Its a pentium 2, 64Mb ram 1gig hard drive). I have a licenced copy of Win95 on CD, but the machine has no CD drive. Can I install a new CD drive without an operating system being installed?, if so, will I need the drivers to be on a floppy disc?, as nowadays, I guess they all come on CD's? Thanks for the anticipated advice as always.

  Valvegrid 07:01 08 Sep 2004

Yes, install the CD drive and when you put the O/S boot disk in it should give you the option of using CD ROM support in the menu.

  Valvegrid 07:03 08 Sep 2004

By the way, if you haven't got a floppy boot disk, you can get one from here: click here

  Gongoozler 08:06 08 Sep 2004

Your boot disk will have the mscdex driver that works for just about any cd drive made in the past 8 years or so. Download the boot disk as recommended by Valvegrid, or make one from any Windows 98 computer via Add/Remove programs. This drive looks like a bargain at £8 click here

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