|"...i tried the floppy install, dont work,gives me blue screen at the last floppy disk,..."|
I told that would probably happen, twice - you have confirmed I was right about that. 2000's and XP's Setup can't recognize any, or at least your model, USB CD drive at that point in Setup.
"...i really want a fresh install,..."
OK, in that case....
See Response 1 starting at
"This will work for sure...."
You will be running Windows Setup on the Lifebook p1120, from the hard drive, and you don't need the Windows CD to be recognized or the USB CD drive to work when you do that procedure.
""...by the way., the cd rom i bought, it just plain does not work with the p1120 at all, even with the original windows already installed, it does works with other laptos,..." "
If you mean you can't boot the computer from a bootable CD in the USB CD drive on the p1120, for the third time, your p1120's bios version's Boot Order or similar settings CANNOT BE SET TO BOOT FROM ANY USB DEVICE !
If you mean XP doesn't see the USB CD drive in Windows, does XP recognize any USB device ?
If it doesn't recognize any USB device, either the USB controllers are disabled in the bios Setup for the Lifebook p1120 (if there is no setting they're always enabled) , or the USB controllers on the Lifebook p1120 are fried ! !
" the problem now is that windows 98 dont see usb devices.."
Windows 98 has no built in suppport for recognizing flash drives, but it does have built in support for recognizing USB keyboards and mice.
A USB keyboard should work fine while booting into Windows and in Windows, but you may not be able to get into the biosSetup with it, if Legacy USB or USB Keyboard or similar is not enabled in the bios Setup settings.
For a USB mouse, a cursor should appear on the screen while booting into Windows, but you may not be able to move the cursor until Windows has gotten to the desktop and has loaded generic drivers for it. If you need to Logon while booting, use the Tab key to toggle which thing is active (dots or dashed lines around it, or it's highlighted) , type the password if you used one and press Enter, or just press Enter if you didn't use a password - the USB mouse should be able to move the cursor a short time after the desktop has loaded.
If a USB mouse or keyboard is not recognized in 98, either the USB controllers are disabled in the bios Setup for the Lifebook p1120 (if there is no setting they're always enabled) , or the USB controllers on the Lifebook p1120 are fried ! !
I don't know whether 98 / 98SE has built in support for recognizing USB connected optical drives - if not, you need to install drivers - there are generic USB drivers you can install in 98 or 98SE that might work, that allow for the recognition of flash drives and many other USB devices.
That might get the USB CD drive working in 98, HOWEVER, you would STILL have the problem that 2000's and XP's Setup can't initially recognize any , or at least your model, USB CD drive !!
Windows 98SE and previous Microsoft operating systems have NO built in support for recognizing flash drives; Windows ME was the first Microsoft operating system that did.
It used to be flash drives came with Windows 98, and/or, more often, 98SE drivers that you could install, but that's no longer the case. You can still download 98SE drivers from a few flash drive manufacturer's web sites, but I've found these drivers to be a better solution.....
If you're not sure whether you have Windows 98 or 98SE, RIGHT click on My Computer - Properties.
Whether it is 98 or 98 Second Edition is shown on the right on the first page you see.
Generic USB Mass Storage drivers.
These allow many USB devices that have no drivers for 98 and 98SE to work in those operating systems.
Win98 original, modified from the 98SE version.
"Remove ALL drivers for USB flash drives in Device Manager"
NOTE that I have not had to Un-install previously installed drivers.
If you want to do that, those are listed in Control Panel - Add/Remove Programs.
The 2.x versions support the recognition of many USB devices.
The 3.x versions also support the recognition of USB 2.0 controllers.
NOTE that the 2.x versions have NO Un-install; the 3.x versions DO - in Add/Remove Programs.
After you have installed these drivers, after you have plugged in or installed a USB device that hasn't been plugged in or installed before, you are prompted to have Windows search for drivers - do that, it will find the drivers, and that same USB device is detected automatically when it's plugged in or installed after that.
These drivers work for many devices, but there are some they can't detect.
E.g. Apple never made drivers for their devices for previous to Windows 2000, so an iPod , iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, etc., cannot be recognized.