the windows 98 setup files were not found.A:\

February 16, 2015 at 15:25:44
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I keep getting this Message of . The windows 98 files were not found. A:\>. I need to reinstall my windows

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February 16, 2015 at 15:33:50
I assume therefore this is not Linux as given.

Have you a Windows 98 CD? If so did you set the CD drive in BIOS to be ahead of the main C drive then put the CD in the drive and restart the computer while it was in there?

There are also ways forward using a floppy drive if you have one.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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February 16, 2015 at 17:34:44
It depends on what kind of Win98 disc you have. I never had a bootable Win98 CD so my installations were always done with a Win98 boot floppy + the CD.

EDIT: if you want to install Win98 over the top of itself, make sure it installs in C:\windows, not c:\windows.000

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February 16, 2015 at 22:30:07
That error message can occur if you boot with a 98 floppy bootdisk but don't have a 98 installation disk in the cdrom. Or the cdrom can't read the disk or the cdrom wasn't properly configured by the floppy bootdisk.

Please list the steps you're using in your attempt to install 98.

Edit Check the autoexec.bat lines for a bootdisk here:

Note that message shows up under NOCDROM. So likely the bootdisk isn't detecting the cdrom or maybe you don't even have one installed. Post back some specs for your system. The generic drivers on the bootdisk won't detect some of the older proprietary cdroms or a newer SATA cd/dvd drive.

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