Can't read from C drive to install Win 98

Microsoft Windows 98 se (full product)
October 12, 2009 at 13:50:13
Specs: Win 98 SE
I have an old Quantex Pentium III computer that I was getting read to sell on Craig's list. To remove all my private data I reformatted the C drive. I have ther recover disk that I originally made, and the copmuter recognizes the C drive, but I can't read from it to re-install Win 98SE.

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October 12, 2009 at 14:00:32
have you run fdisk? might need to partition the drive. fdisk or something similar should be on your recovery disk.

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October 12, 2009 at 14:57:00
If you have formatted the drive, there is nothing on it to read.
You should be booting from a Win98 install CD to install Win98.

Note that most (all?) Win98SE CDs were 'not' bootable. I believe you had to have a working Win98FE system to install SE. The SE upgrade CD would not install from DOS.

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October 12, 2009 at 15:03:52
Go here

dowload the needed boot disk file to the computer you are on now and creat a boot floppy.


I want to go like my grandfather did. Peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming at the top of my lungs like the passengers in his car.

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October 12, 2009 at 21:13:48
What is it booting up from now--CD, floppy bootdisk?

How did you make the recovery disk?

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