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By zone1 ·
I have a cdrom that is connected to my sound card. Therefore I have to create config.sys on the startup disk with a path to the cdrom driver which is currently installed on my c drive. right? this is what I was told .I have done this but my system is freezing either at the logo screen or the dos prompt stating that it is loading win 95. I currently am in the process of loading win 95 from a cdrom. My drive is formatted and clean. When I get my cdrom to be recognized I hope I can then load 98. Any assistance would be great theanks

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by Turkey_Bones In reply to driver load problem

Those that said you want to just load Windows 98 are definitely right. You don't even need a windows 98 startup disk. Just go into your bios and make sure that your CD drive is a boot device and just boot your pc with the windows 98 CD in it. When prompted boot from the CD and setup windows 98. Good Luck.

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by RMmcp In reply to driver load problem

Oh fella!
Do as they say. Don't even install Windows 95. You can think about, but don't do it.

Just get a boot disk from someone else running Windows 98. Yes, 98. Boot from that. Go to C: prompt. Make a dir (md Win9. Swith to this directory (cd win9. Copy the Win98 directory from the CD (copy E:\win9. Yea, the virtual drive usually kicks the CD to E: (But it'll change it to after installing). Then switch to C:win98 and run "setup". It'll go faster off the hard drive + in the future, when installing drivers or programs, Windows will referrence this directory instead of wanting the Win CD.
During the install, when it ask for Upgrade verification, just insert the Windows 95 disk so it can take a look at it. That's all is to it.You'll have a good clean install of Windows 98. No 95 baggage hanging around.

PS. When it ask do you want to save files so you can uninstall Win 98, say no. Because there is actually no files to save.

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by jokeman In reply to driver load problem

your best bet is to create a win95/ or 98 boot disk with cd rom support... throw that diskette in your computer power up and it will load a generic driver so your cd rom drive will work.. once u boot into windows or a dos prompot you can load fdisk or format the hard drive.. then loadup win 98 with your boot disk again... if u cant find another comoputer to make a boot disk.. go to usdrives.com and they have instructions on how to make one ... good luck

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by JDKline In reply to driver load problem

The correct answer is Number 7.

Win98 startup disk applies the brut force method to CD Rom support and your CD-ROM should be available. Be aware, however, that your CD-ROM drive letter will be one off from where it normally would be due to Win98startup disk loading RAMDRIVE. Of course this will mean the Windows install path will be incorrect when adding components and drivers from the Win98 CD-ROM in future. Once Windows 98 is up and running you can either edit the Windows registry to change the Windows install path or use the Device manager to declare (force) the Drive letter to match the install path.

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by frank.duffey In reply to driver load problem

Set the CD Rom as Slave and attach IDE cable to the Primary IDE Channel. If the CD Rom is an older version, Replace with 50X new CD Rom and attach as stated above then proceed with the install. Recommend not installing Win 95 first. Consider replacing sound card with PCI Sound: Sound Blaster 128 OEM PCI is a good Choice. Or Disable the on board CD ROM Controller located on the Sound Card Via Jumper Settings <http://www.Win drivers.com> has settings and Diagrams links to sound cards, cd roms etc.
An Easy option is the replacement of the older cards.

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