Help installing Win98 after fdisk/format

By candd1212
May 2, 2005
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  1. Hello there! I am a computer newbie and have just done fdisk/format on my
    hard drive and now need to install operating system. I have never done this before and would like some guidance in the project. My last step in the format has lead me to 'Volume Serial Number xxxx-xxxx' and I am left with the A:/> prompt and a little hesitant about what comes next? Any help would be appreciated. Thanx.
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    Welcome to TechSpot

    If yours is a W98 boot-floppy (where you formatted from), make sure you start it with the 'Support for CD-ROM' option.
    Then just insert the W98-CD and type in the following:
    d: and press Enter <<== if d: does not work, try e:
    setup and press enter
    Install should start.

    Have a look first at http://www.bootdisk.com/ , scroll down and look for the 'HOW TO..' guide for W95 and W98.
  3. candd1212

    candd1212 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    OS Install - thankyou

    Hi there! Thanks for responding to my thread so quickly. I am going to try
    the install (on my own, scarry) and will let you know if I have any problems.
    The help is sincerely appreciated. Thanx!
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