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windows 98 install - cdrom not working

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by chebber, Sep 5, 2004.

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  1. chebber

    chebber Thread Starter

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    I have formatted my drive and have my recovery cd from my computer mfg, but my cdrom won't work. It didn't come with the computer, it's a Plextor, and so I guess the drivers aren't included on my recovery cd. How in the world am I going to get Windows 98 installed?
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    If you use the correct Windows 98 Boot Disk, it should enable the CD drive when the PC is booted first from the boot disk in the floppy drive.

    Using a floppy boot with no CD support will mean its not recognised.

    Download the program to crerate the boot disk from here:

    www.bootdisk.com
     
  3. chebber

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    Thanks, got the cd drive working. I did c:format /s and named the volume MAIN. Now how do I install the OS? I can see the WIN98 directory on the cd; do I just copy that over to the c drive? The only file on my c drive is command.com. Should I run that file?
     
  4. kiwiguy

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    There should be a SETUP or an INSTALL file on the CD. You run that file. Have not used 98 for so many years so forget which it is.

    Copying the files over will not work, they need to be installed.
     
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    Though it has been a week since this thread was active, I don't know exactly where to begin but if you still have use of your CD drive, I believe you should simply put your recovery CD into the drive and reboot your computer. You should then be given the steps to take to restore your computer to the factory specs when you first bought it. I asume you have not added additonal hardware since first buying the computer. You should probably have only your keyboard, mouse and monitor attached to the computer while restoring.
    If successful, you will have to reinstall all of your software and whatever else you want.
     
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