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By sherylbondy ·
I have an old Pentium on which I formatted the C drive. When I attempted to install Windows 98, the computer wasn't recognizing the CDrom. When I tried to install a Win95 upgrade from floppy, I received a message stating that this was an upgrade and that no operating system exists. Without the use of the CDrom, I can't install the Windows98 operating system. I have gone into the Bios and changed my boot sequence, but the CDrom still isn't recognized. How can I get the operating system on the hard drive?

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by Alpha-Male In reply to Installing Windows

The Win95 CD isn't bootable. What you need to do is to load CD drivers onto your boot floppy. You *may* need to get a specific driver for your CD-ROM, but most likely you can get away loading a generic one. You'll also need to load the MSCDEX.EXE file....

Here's a couple of sites that may help (delete any spaces in the URLs):

http://www.powerload.fsnet.co.uk/cdrom.htm

http://www.onecomputerguy.com/install/floppies.htm#generic

Good Luck!

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by sherylbondy In reply to Installing Windows

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by SyscoKid In reply to Installing Windows

Just create a bootdisk on a machine presently running Windows 98. You can do this in Control Panel -> Add\Remove Programs, on the Setup tab. This will create a bootdisk which will also contain CDROM drivers, allowing you to boot and use your CD drive.

Or download a bootdisk with CDROM support from www.bootdisk.com.

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by hjs In reply to Installing Windows

It may be more simple. Make sure that the CD drive is jumpered correctly ( primary slave, secondary master or slave ), or it could be that the drive is toast.

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by Steve Merrill In reply to Installing Windows

Along with the last answer, make sure the cd-rom is detected in the BIOS when the computer comes on. If it isn't, and it is jumpered correctly, you may see a toasted drive. When you check the jumpers on the cd-rom, check them on the other drive on the cable if there is one. Make sure the other drive is set to the opposite (usually a hd set to master, cd set to slave). Make sure the other drive isn't set to "single", or it may detect the first drive as the only one and skip to the next controller

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