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installing windows 98 on a new hard disk

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by monkster_36, Oct 8, 2003.

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  1. monkster_36

    monkster_36 Thread Starter

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    Hey, firstly i would like to explain my situation, a neighbour has given me his old pc though i is working it is missing a hard drive.
    I had a old hard drive laying around and have put that in. How can i find out how big this hard disk is? it says sg3 does this mean its 3 gig? Anyway the neighbour also gave me a win 98 2nd edition copy, how would i go about installing this version of windows? Do i need a boot disk if so how do i know which one i need?
    Windows 98 SE OEM or
    Windows 98 SE Custom, No Ramdrive.
    What does atapi cd rom: failure, mean?

    If anyone can answer any or all of my questions it will greatly apreatated :) Thankz.
     
  2. john1

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    Hi monkster,

    Firstly,
    does this PC actually work?
    Some older hard drives are quite small,
    Run a bootdisk and see what size it is first.

    John :)
     
  3. mobo

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    98 se bootdisk . Load the system on the drive as 98 needs a minimum 110 megabyte hard drive and i'll assume that drive would be at least 2.5 gig..
     
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    havent found anything about 'sg3'
    but it might be seagate,
    no idea of size though.
     
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