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Win 98se error message

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Rick Handy, Oct 4, 2008.

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  1. Rick Handy

    Rick Handy Thread Starter

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    After formatting 40 gig hard drive and attempting to to install Win 98se
    I get an error message stating that I don't have enough room on hard drive. Win 98se is a legitimate program with key code. Mother board is ATX processor is pentium 3. Machine is totally home built from parts that I have salvaged from other computers. Any help I can get will be appreciated. I have done many of these re-builds with no problem.
     
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  3. Rick Handy

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    tried clean install after deleting partitions using fdisk/mbr.
     
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    Hi have you..
    Boot from the startup floppy disk.
    Select to start Without Cd-Rom support.
    At the prompt, type
    FDISK
    Delete existing Partitions.
    Create Primary DOS Partition
    Reboot with Floppy disk still in the drive.
    Type.
    FORMAT C:
    follow the instructions.

    Then use the 98se install Cd to install.

    fdisk/mbr. will repair Master Boot Record not remove Partitions.
     
  5. Rick Handy

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    Thank you very much, guys. Will try it and will let you know how I make out. Appreciate all.
     
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    Also, make sure to select "Yes" to enable large disk support.

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