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By chickenlegs ·
i have 2 pc,s brought to me. both came from a local collage. both have the same problem. i was asked to remove all collage data & reinstall win. 98. i [cleaned] fdisk, formated. & installed 98.at the last of install, plug & play, ect., it lost the cdrom. i have retried 5 times and still the same results. is there somthing on the motherboard thats causeing this or what? please help me.

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by HereInOz In reply to i need help

Are you sure they are IDE CDROMs, not SCSI. It is rare, i know, but still possible. Can you get hold of another CDROM, stick it in and see what happens? 2 PCs, from the same place, with the same symptom?

Make sure they are IDE drives and if so, get another one - not expensive, and you will always use it - and substitute.

I can't think of anything on the motherboard unless they are old 486 or very early pentiums. Will be interested to hear others opinions

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by chickenlegs In reply to i need help

yes te cdroms are ide, and i have tried 2 brand new cdroms with the same results.

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by Willys In reply to i need help

Just curious, is your Win 98 CD an 'update disk' or a clean install? Perhaps not the problem here but have had same problem when by mistake trying to reinstall Win 95 from an upgrade CD many years ago.

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by chickenlegs In reply to i need help

it,s a oem clean install.

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