|Hi guys, hope you can help...|
I've been trying for the past week to get Windows 98 SE installed on my Dell D410. The problem I'm having is this.
There is no internal floppy or cd drive on this system, but I do have an external usb dvd drive. After reading through many posts on this site and others, I managed to cobble together a customised boot cd to enable me to install usb support and thus install Win 98 SE from the external drive. The boot cd works to a point - the ramdrive loads, usbaspi kicks in and lists devices but then it hangs on the "...scanning usb devices..." message. I've read other posts where people have had this problem before and the general consensus seems to be that if legacy usb support, (or usb emulation in the case of my dell laptop), is enabled in the BIOS then usbaspi wont work. If I disable USB emulation in the BIOS then I can't boot from the external drive.
So, my question is this...Is there something I'm missing? Getting Windows 98 SE to install on a laptop with no built in drives can't be impossible surely!?
Thanks for taking the time to read this:) I'm extremely grateful for any feedback, useful or otherwise!
P.S. Windows XP Home (Pre SP1) cd boots and installs just fine. Would there be any files on there that would enable me to make a Win 98 SE cd boot in the same way?