|When you say it won't take the windows cd, do you mean you can't boot from that cd? Is it a regular 98 installation cd or some supplemental 98 cd? If you're unsure, exactly what is printed on the cd?|
You should be able to boot from either the restore disk or a 98 install cd as long as the cdrom is the first boot device in cmos/bios setup.
I'm not familiar with the restore cds other than (I think) you have to option to overwrite everything and return the system to it's original state or to just reinstall the system files. I don't know either if or what you're supposed to type in as part of the restore process. If you're unsure you should consult the manual for your system.
If you overwrite everything then you lose your exisiting documents.
With a regular 98 cd you can also reformat the drive and do a fresh installation. You'd have to locate additional drivers afterwards but that should all be on gateway's site.
Any you didn't post back about any GoBack messages. GoBack is bad, bad, bad. If it's still on there, that changes everything.
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