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Installing 98 on an old comp...

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Hollowman, Dec 20, 2001.

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  1. Hollowman

    Hollowman Thread Starter

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    Im setting up an old computer to give to a friend and Im having trouble installing Windows 98.

    Basic specs are:

    AMD 266
    32MB RAM
    1.2Gb HDD

    (Yeah I know its pants :D )

    Ive formatted the HDD and basically installed Windows...then when it gets to the first restart it comes up with the basic stuff e.g. memory test etc...

    then I hit this :

    Please input name of Command file set (eg C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND.COM)
    C>



    No matter what I type there it wont accept it and it wont go any further than that...Ive tried booting in safe mode etc but it keeps coming back to that.

    Is it a problem with the machine specs or something simple??

    Any help is much appreciated :) :confused:
     
  2. Rockn

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    Something simple...how did you install Windows because it looks like the hard drive never got the system files copied to it? Did you run the setup from the CD?
     
  3. Hollowman

    Hollowman Thread Starter

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    I formatted the HDD and changed drive to E: (the CD drive) and just typed SETUP...it went thru all the usual asking what components I wanted to install and copying the files over etc.
     
  4. Rockn

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    MAke a bootable disk and boot to that. Once at the A:> prompt, type in sys C:

    That should put all of the system files on your C: drive, command. com included.
     
  5. Hollowman

    Hollowman Thread Starter

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    Nice one!

    I never thought of that :eek:

    Cheers.
     
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