Installing Win98_SE on a New HDD

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August 7, 2009 at 09:50:50
Specs: Windows XP
Hello, I'm trying to install Win98_SE on a brand new HDD. I have the Windows CD, and a boot floppy. I've partitioned and formatted the hard drive, and I don't know where to go from here. Its been a lot of new stuff for me. I try to run the Setup.exe from the CD, but for some reason it says that my D: drive is invalid. It recognizes it in the BIOS, so I don't know what to do from here. Please help!

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August 7, 2009 at 10:08:08
If you're using a Microsoft flavor of boot floppy...

Boot from the 98 boot floppy "with cd support". C: should be the hdd, D: the RAM Drive, and E: the cd.

Then type e:, then type setup

A boot floppy made from or other third party could assign the cd a drive letter such as R:


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August 7, 2009 at 10:48:43
Do you have more than one hard drive? What capacity is the new drive? How did you partition and format it?

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August 7, 2009 at 16:15:41
is this your computer?

how much ram do you have?


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August 9, 2009 at 13:27:17
Larry: Yes that is my computer. Othehill - no.I've only got 1 hard drive. Skipcox, tried the R: drive - found the CD. But now its saying that the file is missing from the CD. I guess I could just copy it to the floppy... yeah okay I think we're good now. x3 Thanks for helping me solve this. Never thought to look for an R drive. :P

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