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Win 98 will not load

By rb-jb ·
I formatted my C drive and when I put boot floppy disk in and win 98 cd in and go to e drive and type setup.exe it tells me bad command or file name. Please help

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by wlbowers In reply to Win 98 will not load

You need drivers for your cd rom on the boot disk.

You can download a win98 boot disk from


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by crazy_injun43 In reply to Win 98 will not load

If you are trying to install Win98 and you don't have a previous version, or are using an upgrade CD, try booting to a commmand prompt and try to copy the Precopy1.CAB and Precopy2.CAB files to the hard drive by typing: copy *.* c:
copy*.* c: . What this does is make windows think there is a previous version when there really isn't. I had the same problem years back and it wasn't until a real Geek showed me a workaround to it.

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