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Win98 Startup Prob

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by dgl345, Feb 4, 2005.

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  1. dgl345

    dgl345 Thread Starter

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    Hello Folks,
    I hope you can help with an unusual problem.Until recently I used a IBM365 laptop.Explorer in Win98 got corrupted and as it didn`t have a floppy I was unable to reload Windows.I now have a 600e with floppy so I`m trying to use this to reload Windows on my old hard drive so I can recover my data files.My old 365 had a English(UK) keyboard whereas the 600e has a US keyboard.
    Amazingly if you configure a US keyboard to run Uk spec you lose the " \ ".So when I boot the start up disk and select CD-ROM support I can access the D drive but without " \ " I cant get to Win98 setup.If I start up in DOS comand prompt I get the \ but I can only access C: & A:
    Is there a command I can type after the A prompt which will boot up the Win start up facility?
     
  2. kimmer13

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    does the 365 boot to dos at all? can you get into its bios settings and see what its boot sequence is? the absence of a floppy drive should not prevent you from reloading windows, you just need it to boot to the cd drive. your win98 cd should be bootable, the floppy was for pc's whose bios wouldn't let them boot to a cd drive.

    but to answer your question, on the root of the cd should be "setup.exe", so if you are at the D: prompt just type setup and press enter, you shouldn't have a problem.
     
  3. dgl345

    dgl345 Thread Starter

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    Thanks Kimmer,
    I'm all sorted now. I thought I needed " \win98\setup " for it to load but after reading another Win Startup thread I got access by typing CD WIN98 enter, then SETUP enter.
    So now I'm back up and running.

    Cheers
     
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