installing OS on laptop

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jimzap

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I have an old laptop that I want to install win 98 on. Went to bios but only had the option of booting from the floppy or the hard drive.( No cd rom option)

So I used Win 98 startup floppy to format hard drive.

How do I get laptop to recognize cd rom so I can install win98.

(Cd player swaps out with floppy drive)

TIA
Jim
 
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If you have formatted the curent partition go back with the boot floppy and type setup from the command prompt.
 
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There are places that will allow you to download boot disk. Download the WinME boot disk. Boot with it in your floppy and choose the "...with CD" option. It will allow you to use your CD and you can simply go from there. Do a search here on boot disk and you will find many other post where people have left links to download boot disk. Hopefully someone will see this thread and post a link here for you. Let us know what happens
 

jimzap

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I followed your instuctions above but when I boot "with cd support" it does not find the cd rom and aborts install of driver. (the floppy drive replaces the cd rom)

When I install the cd drive it is not seen by the system.

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Try copying the boot disk to HD, (using DOS)
Put CD unit in place,
run the boot disk from HD.
 
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