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By ediie2k6 ·
Hey guys, I have a problem with installing win98 on a pc without a CD-ROM. But I have a startup disk. Who can assist me.
Thank you.

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How do you expect to install an O/S from a CD without a CDROM drive?

by Why Me Worry? In reply to technical support

The install disk won't help you, as you will need a CDROM in the machine to install the O/S, even if it's a temporary CDROM drive hookup. The other alternative would be to load DOS based network drivers, such as LAN Manager, to boot the machine into DOS and connect to a network server with a copy of the Win98 installation files or a sever in which the CDROM is shared so that you can remotely access it and install.

Keep it simple, install a cheap $20 CDROM drive and be done with it.

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by dspeacock In reply to technical support

You don't say if the pc in question has/had a partitioned hdd with the install on the second partition. If this is the case, you should be able so use the startup disk and then re-install the os

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