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By pachinno ·
I'm trying to install windows 98 on my pc, but it won't allow me to do it. My cmos has recognized it, and I partitioned and formatted thee disk properly. But as soon as it starts the process of installing win98 it gives me a "suwin" type of error. This is buggint the **** out of me cause I have another hard drive that works well with this pc.

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by Parbo In reply to installing windows98

Do a low level format on the disk. You can use the GWSCAN utility download from this location http://www.gateway.com/support/product/drivers/hdd/index.shtml
Use the option to write zero's when you're at the menu. Depending on the size of you're harddrive this might take a (long) while. Or if you are familiar with debug i can also send you the commands to it it works faster but a litlle dangerous if you make a mistake in the commands.

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by mphoffar In reply to installing windows98

I doubt this has anything to do with your Hard Drive. Usually when I saw this it came down to either a CD-Rom that's past it's prime or a CD-Rom that's starting to show problems.

You might want to try to copy the setup files from the win98 directory on the CD to a spot on the local HD and run setup from there instead of the CD-Rom. During the copying, if there's a problem, you at least get a message telling you can't read from source (if the problem is the Cd-Rom or can't write to destination (if it's the HD)

Good luck to you

Mark

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