Hey guys, A doctor wants me to install win 98 on an HP omnibook 800ct. It currently has win95 and is having all sorts of problems. This laptop has a working floppy but no cd rom. I aquired a disctech? External cd-rom and it is connected via parallel. I know the cable and cd rom work because I got the laptop to once boot to win95 and I tried to install win98 from there. It was working then it told me that there was not enough free space and the install quit. I then returned to windows and went to add/remove and tried to remove an app like netscap and it froze. From there I tried to boot back to win95 and now it just gets stuck in the windows splash screen. I cant seem to get back to windows to complete the install so I want to try using boot disks but everytime i use a 98 bootdisk from bootdisk.com it loads all of the drivers except for the cdrom. I keep getting a message that says no cdrom device detected no drivers installed. (Not at the desk so I dont know the exact message). Can anyone help. Or should I just tell the doc forget it and give it back? Someone told me to use a zip drive? and copy the i386 folder to that. But I cant even get the external cd rom to work so how can I get the zip drive to work? Can someone shed some light on this?