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Restarting in MSDOS to make a clean install

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by hnswood, Jan 21, 2003.

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  1. hnswood

    hnswood Thread Starter

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    I have an old Gateway computer which had Win. 95 on it. I tried to install Win 98 SE on it but it would state that I needed the Win 98 startup disk. Someone told me to restart my computer in MSDos and clear all files. I did and now I can't do anything. When I push the power button everything lights up but nothing works. What am I suppose to do? Did I tear it up?
     
  2. Lurker1

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    Hi hnswood

    Yup you messed it up. You need to go here

    http://www.bootdisk.com/original.htm

    And down load a boot disk file to a working computer. Run the down loaded file on the good computer and it should generate a floppy disk that you can use to load window98 from your windows cd.

    You probably will need to use the bootdisk to reformat your hard drive. Be sure to use the command FORMAT C: /S to transfer your system files to the hard drive.

    Be sure that your system is set to boot from floppy first when trying to boot off the floppy.
     
  3. hnswood

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    Thank you very much. I will try and see what happens.
     
  4. ozinpho

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    Hi, use your win95 floppy startup disk then put in the win 98 cd and install.
     
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