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Win98 not booting up

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Kaneohe, Nov 12, 2001.

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  1. Kaneohe

    Kaneohe Thread Starter

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    Hi all,

    this is a great forum--very helpful people!

    I will be helping a friend with his Win98 SE machine with 64 MB ram --he's getting ready to donate this machine and reformatted the hard drive, and reinstalled Win98 SE. The problem is that he cannot successfully boot off the hard drive; he gets as far as the Win98 splash screen and then the system shuts down. He tried booting off a floppy, but was not successful---he said that the system reassigns drive letters(??). My apologies for not having more accurate information to post as I have not had access to the machine yet.

    I plan to look at the machine tomorrow and would appreciate any suggestions of where and how to start the troubleshooting process.

    Mahalo,
    Kaneohe
     
  2. columbo

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    Hi,

    How many partitions are on the system? Is there a second drive?
     
  3. Kaneohe

    Kaneohe Thread Starter

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    Hi Columbo,

    It is my understanding that there is only one hard drive with a single partition. I'll confirm this tomorrow.

    Aloha
    Kaneohe
     
  4. ~Candy~

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    When he says that it's re-assigning drives, is he referring to when he boots with a boot disk.....this would happen as a ram drive is created and the cdrom drive will get pushed one drive letter ahead.
     
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