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Solved: Divide by zero or overflow error?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mwredt, Aug 3, 2006.

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  1. mwredt

    mwredt Thread Starter

    Mar 21, 2005
    On an older computer with a 486 DX2 processor I am trying to install Windows 98. I ran fdisk on the hard drive then formatted the drive. But when I boot up with the floppy disk that came with the Windows 98 CD, I get errors like 'the master boot record will be modified'; answer 'yes' and it continues. When it starts the Windows install from the CD, it gets to the point where a window comes up that says "Setup is preparing the Windows 98 Setup Wizard, which will guide you through the rest of the setup process. Please wait."
    Then a black rectangle comes on the screen and the computer freezes.
    I tried it again and when it got to this point, where the black rectangle was it says, "Divide by zero or overflow error?
    What is this Divide by Zero or overflow error and how do I deal with it?
  2. Technoslave


    Aug 3, 2006
    i had an old Linux that gave me the same error when switching to windows 98
    i know of an error you used to get on linux calculator if you tried to divide somthing by zero
    that was exactly the same... i think it has to do with the disk you downloading from
    windows 9x altogether has isues with even a slightly dirty disk so try cleaning it the put it in and pray. thats all i can think of
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