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Thread: A Windows 98 cd that doesn't work (maybe)

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    Prodigy Girl's Avatar The Wrong Child
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    I found a cd copy of windows 98 that doesn't seem to work. The disk will go to the main menu, but if I try to click on any of the options from the menu, a pop up will appear that says "Please reinsert your Windows 98 CD-ROM."

    I've tried ignoring the message, I tried reinserting the cd, and I've tried placing the cd into another cdrom drive, but that same pop up message appears.


    I was wondering if there were any suggestions on correcting this problem before I try to obtain another copy of windows 98. Thanks.

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    To install 98 you have to format windows then restart with the cd in and let it boot into setup.

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    Prodigy Girl's Avatar The Wrong Child
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    Thanks for the reply, Rossco. I did try that on the computer that I want windows 98 on. I was able to partition and format the harddrive, but after that, the pc won't do hardly anything with the 98 cd. The weird thing is, I can get into the directory, but I can't run anything via commands.

    After all that, I wanted to test the cd on my main pc to see if the disk is okay (that's what my first post is about). I would presume that when a menu is displayed, one should be able to choose a feature instead of getting a message that says reinsert the cd rom.



    If you have any other ideas on the installation or the 98 cd, please lemme know. Thanks.
    Last edited by Prodigy Girl; 10-31-2004 at 05:13 PM.

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    Prodigy Girl's Avatar The Wrong Child
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    Well, I decided to get another cd and it seems to work perfectly.


    Thanks anyway.

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    you couldve tried copying the damaged disc on your hard drive and then burning a new one

    by the way if your into 98 try 98Lite

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    Quote Originally Posted by 15%
    you couldve tried copying the damaged disc on your hard drive and then burning a new one

    by the way if your into 98 try 98Lite

    http://www.litepc.com/

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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    It's amazing how many still use win98 ! If you can with minimum requirements switch to Win2k.

    Link: http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000...qs/default.asp

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    i have an old laptop tweaked beyond 98Lite

    it is in itself a pure functioning utopia of our society

    ...........umm........ignore that last comment

    it boots in one second ok?

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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Quote Originally Posted by 15%
    i have an old laptop tweaked beyond 98Lite

    it is in itself a pure functioning utopia of our society

    ...........umm........ignore that last comment

    it boots in one second ok?



    Sure it does! Funny thing, what I hated about win98 SE was defragging troubles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss
    Sure it does! Funny thing, what I hated about win98 SE was defragging troubles.
    yup, the windows defragger always goes back to 10%.

    i got around that by putting the ME defragger into 98.

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