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what can I do to boot my pc up, it can find drivers and other things, but when I put my win98 cd-disk and try the "setup.exe", I get the info that there is something wrong with my "ms-dos boot patition". where and how can I fix this, if you would be so kind to instruct me, I have tried every method me and my colleges know

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by Ann777 In reply to pc start-up

Boot to your BIOS configuration (Generally you will see a "Press F2 to enter Setup" or similar wording to get into the BIOS) --> and look for the Boot Order setting.

Change your boot order so that it "Boots" to the hard disk drive first and not the cd --> either that or put in a a boot floppy and then manually change to your cd drive at the DOS prompt:

d:
setup.exe

The Win98 cd is NOT bootable.

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by LBSmusica2 In reply to pc start-up

There may be two ways to correct this.First upon starting the computer with a floppy boot disk ram drive will be setup,then type fdisk and select number 4 to view partition info.Make sure C and only C is active.ESC and partiton it needed,label and exit,restart,format and clean install.see next answer.

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by TheChas In reply to pc start-up

Windows 98 requires that the hard drive be partitioned, and formatted before you can install it.

Boot from the startup disk, and run fdisk.
Partition the drive as desired.
For more details, check out the links at www.fdisk.com/fdisk
There is also a good article on partition strategy posted at www.aumha.org

Next, format at least the C: drive.
If you use the system switch (format C: /s) the boot floppy MUST be a W98 boot or startup disk.

Chas

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by maholtz In reply to pc start-up

A lot a times when you find issues with the boot partition, you need to clean it up. Boot to a MS-DOS boot disk that has Fdisk on it and when you get to the command prompt just type: fdisk /mbr
This will reset the master boot record.

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