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Install Win98 on Toshiba Portege

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by fishdonkey, Jan 4, 2006.

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  1. fishdonkey

    fishdonkey Thread Starter

    Jan 4, 2006
    G'day All,

    In a bit of a pickle, I've searched the wonderweb for the answer to my problem and this site has come the closest but still didn't solve it. If I let you all know exactly what the trouble is maybe you could give me a little specific advice. Thanks in advance.

    I've got a Toshiba Portege 3440ct (I know, get something newer/better). It recently died and the only option i had was to format the c: drive.

    My problem is that now I'm trying to re-install windows 98se the cd-rom is not recognised.

    the cd-rom (Toshiba F-TO-TCD-24) is connected via PCMCIA and the floppy is connected via usb.

    I've created a boot disk from a w98se pc at work, and the laptop will boot from it. The problem is that the cd-rom doesn't get recognised in the start up, therefore I cannot install w98se from cd.

    I've added st24xcdr.sys to config.sys as discussed in other threads but doesn't seem to have made a difference

    I've done the "sys c:" thing and moved himem.sys oakcdrom.sys and mscdex.exe to the c: drive so that it now will boot from the HDD

    the config.sys on the C: drive is as follows

    device=c:\st24xcdr.sys /d:arccd01
    devicehigh=c:\dos\oakcdrom.sys /d:cdrom

    the autoexec.bat

    set path=c:\;c:\dos
    mscdex /d:cdrom /l:d

    here's the point at which the problem begins

    PCCARD CDROM Driver 2.25 - (C) Archos 94-98
    PCCARD CDROM unit installed: IRQ 10

    This driver is provided by Oak...................
    OTI-91X ATAPI CD_ROM device driver, Rev D91XV352
    (C) Copyright..................
    Device Name : CDROM
    No Drives Found, aborting installation

    If I try changing to the D: drive then "Invalid drive specification" same with E: F: G: etc

    The A: drive will read a floopy when inserted

    Just as an aside, I can boot off the CD-ROM (w98se cd) but get a similar error as listed above

    This driver is provided............
    (C) Copyright............
    Device name : OEMCD001
    No Drives found, aborting installation

    It continues though and the CD-ROM looks to be the A: drive but when I do a dir it only lists the standard boot disk files. Only the A: B: and C: drives are valid, where B: is the floppy drive.

    Sorry it's such a long message, just trying to give you all the info in one hit.

    Thanks again any help will be much appreciated.

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