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Installing OS on a clean boot

By Homeschooler ·
I just ran fdisk and format in order to install Windows 9x on a machine, but, after I booted up the system, using the Win 98 startup disk, I selected "Start with CD-ROM support" in order to install from the CD-ROM, but I got this error message:"Device driver not found:"MSCD 001". No valid CD-ROM device drivers selected." Now what do I do?

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by dmiles In reply to Installing OS on a clean ...

You could either create a boot disk from dos by editing the Config.Sys and AutoExec.Bat files or try downloading a boot disk from the following sites
1)www.bootdisk.com
2)www.driverguide.com/uploads/uploads1/
3)CDROM God
www.computers.pcc.edu/~troubleshoot/aplus/cdrom
4)http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q135/1/74.asp
5)http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages
6)www.ducw.com
These sites will give you instructions on how to create the disk or if you have another computer with Win9x
Open the Control Panel,double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon,select Windows Setup Tab and insert a floppy and create a startup disk,check that floppy has the MSCDEX files on it

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by Homeschooler In reply to Installing OS on a clean ...

Thanks a million!

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by TheChas In reply to Installing OS on a clean ...

There are 2 possabilities here;
1. your CD drive is not supported by the driver on the Windows 98 startup disk.

2. your BIOS does not recognize the CD drive.

soulrider covered solutions for #1.

For #2, enter BIOS setup when the PC boots,and make sure that the IDE channel that the CD drive is connected to is set to auto detect, or Cd-ROM.

If the CD is connected to other than an on-motherboard, or a true IDE controller card, you may need an alternate driver for DOS mode access.If all else fails, you can temporarily install the drive in a working pc, and copy the Windows cd onto the drive.
Name the folder something like Win98 so that it is easy to find.
Then after booting from the startup floppy, just use the dos commands to change to the drive and folder that you copied the cd to, and run setup from there.

One advantage of this method, is that you never need to insert the windows cd when installing drivers and network protocols. Windows also installs quicker.

I havwe a hot swap bay on my main system so that I can quickly install a drive and copy not only the windows installation files, but the drivers, updates, and web software that I plan to install on the system. Sure beats swapping disks.

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