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Solved Win98 "Operating System Not Found"

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by eps5132, May 31, 2017.

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  1. eps5132

    eps5132 Thread Starter

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    We are using an elderly Win98 computer to run only one program and not for anything else.

    Today it won't boot and we are getting the message shown in the title at top of this message.

    Hope we can get it going to avoid expense and work which would be needed to load a newer program on one of our up to date computers.

    Thanks for help!
     
  2. lochlomonder

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    It's entirely possible the hard drive has bit the dust, especially if this is a really old PC. I know it's a stretch, but do you happen to have a copy of the Windows 98 CD and product key? What about the program which was running on the PC? Can you source the 98 version anywhere?
     
  3. eps5132

    eps5132 Thread Starter

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    Sometimes problem turns out to be simple.

    My wife had put a mini floppy in the A drive.

    She didn't know that would make the computer try to boot from A and I didn't know she had put a disk in A before she turned the computer on!

    Thanks for your help!!

    Ezra
     
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