Program cannot be run in dos mode

March 14, 2005 at 20:48:15
Specs: 98, 633MHZ

I am trying to install 98 onto a clean hard drive. When I boot from the 98 boot disk and try to run Setup.exe from the cd rom I get the error: Program cannot be run from dos mode. I've tried everything I can think of on this. I booted directly from the cd, I've tried different boot disk, different installation cds, I even flashed the bios. Can anyone please help?

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#1
March 14, 2005 at 20:54:50

Have you tried the setup.exe in the Win98 folder on the CD instead of the one in the root folder?

Give me ambiguity or give me something else


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#2
March 14, 2005 at 21:05:38

Yes, I already tried that.

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#3
March 14, 2005 at 21:07:47

It sounds like you are trying to run win98 upgrade disk for upgrading from win95 to 98 or 98 to 98se something like that? which requires to run in windows.

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#4
March 14, 2005 at 21:23:52

"When I boot from the 98 boot disk and try to run Setup.exe from the cd rom I get the error". When you use a proper boot disk you should get an option after the floppy does its thing to install Win98 from the CD. That is all is takes. The harddrive must be partitioned but not necessary to format ahead.


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#5
March 14, 2005 at 21:35:46

I'm sure my disk is not an upgrade, and also I've tried using the install from CD option, and I just sends me back to the dos prompt.

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#6
March 14, 2005 at 21:36:20

I think you probably have a win98SE 'Update' CD. The Win98SE 'Update' (not Upgrade) CD will not install from Dos. You will have to install Win98FE and then run the SE Update install from windows.

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#7
March 14, 2005 at 22:26:18

Describe what is written on the disk.

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#8
March 15, 2005 at 04:27:17

If the CD says "Win 98 Starts Here" : that is the demo CD.

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