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By nu4ever ·
I have a laptop that I'm working on and it keeps the windows 98 start page up all the time. I've started it in safe mode then tried to restart it and got the same thing. I also went into the Bios and tried to reconfigure how it loads etc. This is a laptop that has a removable A and C drive. I've even tried to reload windows through the commanp prompts and that didn't work. Any ideas?

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by 1stladytech In reply to Laptop

Try to start the computer using Step by Step mode, it is usually an error that is coming up but not displaying that will cause this behavior. If you get an idea of what is causing it - hang after loading a driver - let me know and I will try to help.

Vickie

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by nu4ever In reply to Laptop

I got it to boot up to windows98 but I kept getting errors. So I decided to relaod it.
Now I'm running into the problem of not being able to load 98. This laptop has modular A: and drives. What do I do next. I'm at a lose. Thanks

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by 1stladytech In reply to Laptop

The best way is to boot on a floppy, format and sys the harddrive so that it is bootable (format c: /s from the a prompt), if you have an original MS Boot diskette, copy the config.sys and autoexec.bat files, along with the files that they call (cd driver and mscdex.exe) to the harddrive.

Shut the computer down, switch to the cd in the bay and reboot the computer. It should now come up to a c prompt, with the cd driver loading and assigning a drive letter. Make a directory on c drive named Win98, change to the Win98 directory on the cd drive and copy all files over to the hard drive. Your dos commands should look like this

md win98
cd win98
d:
cd win98
copy *.* c:

when the copy is finished, change to the c: again, and type setup in the win98 directory. That will start the load of Windows. The nice thing about doing it this way is that the cab files are on the harddrive and the software will find them when you need a file or driver in the future.

You may also be able to boot on the Win98 cd in the cd drive - check your cmos to see if you can change the order of boot devices.

Let me know if you have problems.

Vickie

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Reject my answer if you need more info - then I will get an email. I get very busy and don't always have time to check in.

Vickie

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