Thanks, think I can do it - but am on old comp which has no cd rom drive or floppy drive, so will have to install those from new comp to download and then re-install !!! Also it says "98 OEM or Custom without Ramdrive - I rebuilt my comp after having it built by an incompetent ! so don't know which one it is Thanks Sue
prozac1947, I think you have lost us all now. You say, "When i put in my Windows'98 disc, it gets up to "searching if enough disc space" gets up to 61% and a message appears - "insert diskette into drive B)" and in your next response you say, "but am on old comp which has no cd rom drive or floppy drive," What Windows 98 disc are you using then?
sorry to confuse you. My new comp is the one with problems. When i reformatted before I put in the floppy set- up disc and then my Windows'98 installation disc - all went well. This time (I lost old set up disc) I just put in the Windows'98 installation disc - without the set-up floppy, but it won't go past the initial first stage of installation.It asks me to put in a diskette into b drive (which I presume is the set up floppy disc - which I haven't got). Sorry to be a bit vague but when you say change the BIOS setting where is this ?? When I put in the installaion disc it says - Do you want to boot from CD Rom and Boot from Hard drive. Is that what you mean?? I am only using my old computer, which is a skeleton ! just to get online. NOw I am confused !!!!! :) Thanks Sue
Get into your BIOS whilst holding down the del key on initial boot-up (some machines use other keys to enter what they call "setup" - F2 is common - look for a message somewhere near the base of the screen). It may be worth getting a friend to make you a boot floppy - what intrigues me is that it's asking for b: drive; the normal drive letter is a: and b: is reserved for another floppy drive or when the identity of the drive is swapped for copying. It looks as if your BIOS may be doing just this, in which case it's high on the list for adjustment (look for an entry labelled Floppy Drive Swap (or similar) and set to disable).