i have an old p.c. with 6.4 gb hard drive & 128 mb ram pIII 500 ghz compaq desktop - i want to install windows 98 onto my computer - however there is no c.d rom drive - so i bought an external c.d rom from ebay with a paralell port conection - when i put my boot disc into the drive the first part of win 98 loads - how do i get the p.c. to understand that the c.d. rom is connected to the printer port ? is it by the bios system ? any help much appriciated - thanks
thanks for your speedy response !! no, the c.d rom came with no drivers - so i guess i've a bit of searching to do !! could i take the hard drive out of the old p.c. (a xmas present for my dughter) and place it my newer pc & then load the software & then place the hard drive back into my older p.c. ???
I wouldn't do that. It'll install windows with the drivers for all the hardware in the other PC and then when you put it back into the old PC it might not work.
thanks for your help - have tried loading drivers and then putting them onto a disc to load through my a drive - but the pc then loads the driver and reverts back to the a: - i then try and run autoexec from the c drive - to no avail - so anymore advice would be helpful !! thanxs
Why are you trying to run autoexec from your C drive - what would be on it at this stage?
You need to put build the DOS driver onto the system boot floppy, so that it boots from the floppy, and loads the CD-ROM driver. Then you can try to move to the CD-ROM and start the setup program on it.
If you follow the advice I offered in my email, after you have created the temp directory, copy all the files from the CD-ROM into the temp directory using windows, before running the programme from a clean re-boot.
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