win98 reinstall from partition

  hector 911 18:39 14 Nov 2003

I have an other pc with windows 98,OEM preinstalled, and I am having some problems with, and I wondered if it was possible to reinstall this or can I copy this to CDs and do a clean Installation!.

many thanks in advance...

  hugh-265156 18:57 14 Nov 2003

do you have a recovery disc/diskette?

  hector 911 19:03 14 Nov 2003


yes, I have got a recovery disk for 98


  woodchip 19:04 14 Nov 2003

If the OS is not working as it should then it's no good copying it to a new drive you need a win98 Disc to fix it or do a clean install

  gold 47 19:04 14 Nov 2003

I have installed an OEM version of WXP onto my older computer works fine both computers are Evesham if it works with XP it should with good old W98 if that is what you mean.

  woodchip 19:07 14 Nov 2003

PS you could have a look in the windows folder In Explorer, Check folders for a long list of CAB file and a setup file, in one folder. Have a look in the Install folder

  powerless 19:17 14 Nov 2003

Try this (from memory so it might not work)

Start, run, tye:


Then click ok.

Backup your docs first.

  woodchip 19:27 14 Nov 2003

that's the one i was thinking of

  hector 911 21:24 14 Nov 2003

Thanks for all your help.

Managed to borrow a win98 OS disk, so I might be able to bring back some life to this PC again?

That`s if it works!!...Thanks again hector 911

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