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  lezw 14:56 19 Jul 2008

I have been trying to reinstall win98 se on an old computer all goes well until i get to the computer restart i then get the splash screen saying starting win98 for the first time then a DOS prompt::
"c:\windows"what do i do next? sorry if this has been answered before but it`s not an easy search to perform.

  MAT ALAN 15:00 19 Jul 2008

click here

this may help...

  lezw 15:12 19 Jul 2008

hi mat it gets to 19 the gives me the doss prompt and i dont know enough about doss to continue

  Ditch999 15:31 19 Jul 2008

Did you remember to take out the CD?

  lezw 17:51 19 Jul 2008

yes and reinstalling again a friend has sugested trying Ubuntu

  Ditch999 18:27 19 Jul 2008

Are you sure its a DOS prompt and not asking which directory you want to install Windows to?
What happens if you hit Enter/Return?
You say it gets to 19 on MAT ALAN link. This means that you need to leave the CD in as it installs device drivers from it.

  Ditch999 18:28 19 Jul 2008

Did you format the disk before trying a reinstall?

  Ditch999 18:37 19 Jul 2008

MS advice on how to do it click here

  skidzy 18:44 19 Jul 2008
  lezw 20:27 19 Jul 2008

hi i have tried it with the cd in and outwit a flopy boot disc and reinstaled 3 times with 3 different 98se discs itdoes the same every time.With the second link skidzy the install gets as far as the splash screen with the pale coloured windows with getting ready to start windows for the first time then instead of going to the information input bit a black screen with

  john bunyan 20:33 19 Jul 2008

Sounds as if it is starting in DOS mode. When you get the c:\windows prompt type "exit" without the quotes then enter and it should start as normal.

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