Problems working with older systems

By k1n9k00p4
Jan 24, 2006
  1. Ok, Ive got this windows 98 machine here with a corrupt HDD leaving it unable to boot. What i want to do is format then reinstall Win98 (or just even reinstall) The machine also does not support booting from CD and the windows 98 boot floppy is no good.

    How can i go about doing this?

    is there some kind of bootable flopy that forcibly boots from cd?

    kind of an emergency situation.

    cheers, any help MUCH appriciated, me love you long time

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    What's wrong with the Win98 boot floppy? Is it bad? If you need a new one, then just go to

    You can also create a floppy with the SMART boot manager that lets you boot from a CD.

    And of course you can look for an updated BIOS with CD booting support.
  3. k1n9k00p4

    k1n9k00p4 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 90

    Thank you Nodsu that SMART boot manager worked a treat and will really come in handy around here as there are a few older systems knocking around.

    Thanks again.

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