Can't Create Startup Disk

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falkorboxers

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I am in the process of preparing to do a reformat and reinstall of Widows 98. In order to do so, I'm trying to make a windows startup disk, but I am getting an error. I have gone to the setup.txt file and done as suggested, but it is still not working.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!
 
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What setup.txt file?
Can't help with it if you don't tell us which bootdisk you have.

In Win98 you can just go to the Add/Remove Control Panel and go under the Startup Disk tab.
 

falkorboxers

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I did a search for "creating startup disk in Windows 98" and found the "how to" that relates to the Add/Remove/Startup Disk method.

I attempted to create a startup disk using that method, but the process hangs at 2% and I get an error that says, "Setup cannot copy all of the files from your Windows 98 CD. Clean the Windows 98 CD with a soft cloth, return it to the CD-ROM drive, and then click OK. If you receive this message again, read the CAB Errors section of the Setup.txt file. This file is in the Win98 directory of your Windows 98 CD."

I opened up my Windows 98 disk and read the portion of the setup file on CAB file errors. I followed the directions to bypass this problem, but it's still not working.

I currently do not have a startup disk, and I need one before I reformat my hard drive.

I hope that helps explains things!
 
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falkorboxers
Welcome to TSG!
Since you are having many problems creating one via windows....
Instead of messing with Windows startup disk creation go to site listed below and download the Win98 Bootdisk from there. Place the .exe program on desktop and double click it. It will prompt you for insert disk in Floppy drive.

http://freepctech.com/pc/002/files010.shtml

Dave
 
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