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Setup stops after scandisk

By gfaze ·
Hello all
I was trying to do a clean install
of win98 from a DOS boot disk.
PII 266Mhz 128Mb Win98 SP 1 loaded
Boot disk worked as it should cd-rom
was working. With win98 cd in the drive
typed setup, scandisk started checking
the system but would not go any further
it just stopped after performing the
normal checks. Tried everything run
from cd-rom copy files from cd to
c: run from c: same results setup
just drops out after doing checks.
Finally I ran pcrestore in the toolsdirectory this got win98 loaded and
in a running state but not everything
is loaded because pcrestore expects
to be proveded with a system backup
as the last step of the run. I had no
backup so just canceled at that point
and manually configured the missing
components. Has anyone seen this
before or know what might cause it
Thanks Gary Fazenbaker

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by S6xtyN9ne In reply to Setup stops after scandis ...

Ive encountered this problem once. I thought it might be the format on the drive so i debugged, fdisked, and formatted 2 times. Never worked. Turned out to be a bad windows cd. Tried another one and it worked fine. Id suggest getting hold of anothercd and trying that if you have already tried DFF. Good luck!

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by NVPaladin In reply to Setup stops after scandis ...

Yes...two things fixed it for me is copy to C: ( did'nt work for you) and FDISK. I always consider it a bad cd, but so far it hasn't been.

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by natas In reply to Setup stops after scandis ...

I too have had this happen in the past, and what I found is that it was having issues installing over my current windows. I renamed the win.com file and all worked fine the next time. (ren win.com win.001)

Better luck next time

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