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By fontes75 ·
I?d like to know if there is any possibility to make a paralell connection between two computers using MS-DOS. I have a laptop that I?d like to install Windows 98 but its floppy and cd driver are not working, so I can?t use them. It also doesn?t bring network card. So I am thinking about paralell connection between this laptop with another I have and working properly.

Other question, How is possible to make a connection between computers using modem connection?

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Don't Bother Until...

by JackOfAllTech In reply to support

you fix the hardware problems.

Ralph

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CD Driver

by RLangel In reply to support

maybe recreate an autoexec.bat and config.sys file using the mscdex.exe for the cdrom driver. place these files on the root of c: and reboot...
i had this problem when i formatted my laptop, and tried to reinstall the opsys...

russ

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Copy CD to HDD

by TheChas In reply to support

Simply remove the Hard Drive from the laptop, and install it as a slave in any working desktop PC.

You can find 2.5 to 3.5 inch drive adapters for under $5 at many PC part sellers.

Then, setup and format the laptop drive.
Make sure that you make the drive a bootable volume.

Copy the Windows CD to a folder on the drive.
Use \Win98 or a similar folder name.

Remove the drive from the desktop, and install it back into the laptop.

Boot up, browse to the folder with the CD copy, and run setup.

If hard drive space is tight, you can delete many of the folders from the CD.
I recommend keeping the .cab files, and the drivers folder.

By the way, you will usually get a quicker response to technical questions if you post them in the Technical Q&A section.

Chas

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