Win98 setup SU0113

Dell Dimension c521 desktop
November 26, 2009 at 10:34:17
Specs: Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, 1GB
When I start Windows 98 Setup from DOS startup disk
I get through the routine check but at the beginning of
setup I get this error: setup can not create files on your
startup drive and install Win98... I'm already running
setup from DOS, recommended solilution, so what do I
do?

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#1
November 26, 2009 at 11:09:25
Are you starting by using a Win98 Boot floppy?

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#2
November 26, 2009 at 15:06:30
No, boot CD

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#3
November 26, 2009 at 15:09:15
Are you trying for a Dual Boot WinXP &Win98?

There is nothing to learn from someone who already agrees with you.


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#4
November 26, 2009 at 15:30:20
...and is XP already installed? Or a different machine than the C521?

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#5
November 26, 2009 at 19:33:01
Yes xp is already insalled. But somhow I got he install to
work. Nowits taking a long Ike to boot to he first time is that
normal? Like 10 min so far

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#6
November 26, 2009 at 19:52:09
The problem may be with too much installed RAM. Win98 can't handle more than 512MB. You can edit the ini files to force it to only use 511MB.

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#7
November 27, 2009 at 07:20:57
How do I force XP to boot? Now only win98 will. I have 1GB
ram and I can eventually run w98 in safe mode but startup still
takes >15min. When pc turns on I can't get to boot menu. I
want t boot xp so I can get Internet other than on my iPod
touch and download cacheman to fix ram problem. So any
help booting to C: (xp)?

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#8
November 27, 2009 at 08:25:50
Ferrariman before you start a computer project google it. Multibooting with 98 is 10 years old and there is plenty of info on the web that would have told you upfront what happens if you install an older OS after a newer one.

Solution is to do a repair install of XP. You may be able to shortcut this by booting into recovery console and running fixmbr and fixboot.


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