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By carguy1n ·
Changing to a 2gig hd, my bios had to be flashed with the Western Digital ez-bios tool to handle the larger than 500mb hd. subsequently when installing win98 ( after partitioning & formatting) it was unable to find a large # of files. it installed but in dos compatibility mode, and no recognition of the cd rom drive anywhere in my computer or from dos prompt.
on boot up I get a vnet.bios missing message. I have thought to provide the system devices with a complete set of mainboard drivers9 which I downloaded to a cd rom(too large for a floppy) but since the os doesn't recognize my cd drive I am unable to make them available......2 questions at least..How can I get the win98 to recognize that there is a cd drive....Is the loading of these drivers a correct approach anyway?....A simple Godlike solution would be well appreciated.

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by dmiles In reply to Bios flash driver problem ...

Go to www.bootdisk.com and download the Windows 98 boot disk which will hae the cd drivers on it use it to install the OS

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by TheChas In reply to Bios flash driver problem ...

With EZ-Bios, you need to follow a special sequence to boot from a floppy to begin the W98 installation.

Start by running ez-bios again and delete all partitions.

Then, start over again.

At the Ez-bios prompt when booting, press the key forez-bios options.
Select boot from floppy, and insert the W98 startup disk.

Remember this whenever you need to boot from a floppy.

Then, after you get 98 up and running, you need to install system drivers.

Start with the drivers for the motherboard / chipset.

Then, DirectX from Microsoft.
Followed by the driver for your video card.

Then, install drivers for other devices.

Chas

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