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[SOLVED] windows 98 install hangs

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by honeyv, Oct 15, 2003.

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  1. honeyv

    honeyv Thread Starter

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    I am trying to install windows 98 and it keeps hanging at the part it say setup is preparing windows 98 setup wizard it gets to 100% and a black box appears over the box and it freezes. I didn't format the c drive first could it be that as I was not sure of the correct way to format last time a tech talked me through it. Please help this pc is depriving me of sleep.
     
  2. EvileYe

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    Formatting the drive is always the best option when installing any OS.
    From a command prompt type format C:
    and follow the prompts.

    It is also best to disconnect any printers/scanners etc before you install the OS and then add them in 1 at a time once you have windows up and running.
     
  3. honeyv

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    problem solved u guys are great
     
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