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By rhodes ·
I stated loading windows 98 into my new computer and it seemed to have frozen at 61%. I pressed ctrl-alt-delete and tryed to load again but all I get is is it stateing that invalid system disk press any key to continue. how do I get it to load the rest of 98. thanks

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by dmiles In reply to loading windows os

Insert the Windows 98 Startup disk,boot computer at command prompt type FDISK /MBR

Reboot,then press the designated key to enter CMOS configuration,check to see if the drive setting is set to Auto,Exit and Save

Return to FDISK and choose option to delete partition

Create Primary DOS partition
Reboot and format the drive

After format,reboot computer and at the command prompt,type Setup

This should start Windows 98 setup to install the operating system

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by garrykhoo In reply to loading windows os

If above still can't help you.

1) Try to check on the hard disk jumper, set it to primary instead of cable select.

2) Change IDE cable.

3) Try secondary slot on the motherboard.

4) Use 2 IDE cable one for your hardisk and the other for CD-ROM.

5) Invalid System disk is not your hard disk problem. Re-create a new system/boot disk diskette. Better boot from CD.

6) Try to install win98 to other computer but using your hardisk and move it to your computer.

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by TheChas In reply to loading windows os

As soulrider stated, you need to start over from a raw drive.

I further recommend that you remove or disable as much hardware as possible.
Windows 98 just does not do a good job of installing multiple hardware devices at once.

Next, how much RAM do you have?
Windows 9X/Me has a bug that can cause numerous problems if more than 511MB of ram is installed.

If this is an AMD Duron CPU with SDRAM, make sure that the BIOS has set the clock and multiplier speeds correctly.
I have 3 different name brand motherboard models that do not set the clock and correctly, and all manner of strange things happen because the CPU is under-clocked!
(They detect the CPU correctly, they just set the speed wrong)
(For an SDRAM motherboard, FSB=100MHZ, Multiplier as needed for CPU speed)

Chas

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by caquino3759 In reply to loading windows os

You didn't state how much ram or what speed but try swapping out with different modules. Could be a bad or incompatible module, I have had many modules count up correctly but still not function properly in one machine yet work perfectly well in another! Have had this happen more than a few times during an OS load!

Hope Helps!!!
Chris

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