Windows 98 Startup

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dpoul

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I had a computer with Win 95 on it and completed deleted the operating system with hopes of installing Win 98. However, WHEN i PUT in the Win 98 boot disk, nothing happens. I don't even get an A prompt. The only messages I get are System Disk Error. I know this disk works because it worked in another computer. How can I get this to work.
 
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How did you delete the operating system? You can't just delete it, you have to format the drive.

Which bootdisk are you using?
 

~Candy~

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Hi and welcome.

Is the floppy set to boot first?
 

dpoul

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The system was messed up by someone at work who was horsing around and typed C: format s and wiped 95 out.
 

dpoul

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Yes, I checked the BIOS and the floppy is set to boot first.
 
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What OS is the bootdisk made for?
Did you get it from a website, or make it yourself?
I think you are supposed to use a 98 bootdisk to install 98 but im not sure.
 

dpoul

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I took an original Windows 98 boot disk, copied it to my computer and then put it on a floppy
 
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Thats the problem then.
See, the computer can't boot from the disk unless different files are saved on certain phsical locations within the disk. THat is why you need to use a disk image creation program to create a boot disk.
Follow Candy's instructions to get a boot disk.
 

dpoul

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Just created the boot disk from the suggested site. Will try tomorrow and let you know how I made out. Thanks
 
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