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    win98 install
    « on: September 04, 2010, 03:42:43 PM »
    Ran the cd, got to point of restarting and when back on get a command prompt? and floppy drive light comes on like it's looking for the boot disk.
    I think it's a command prompt, anyway its a bar in upper left corner.  Pressing any letter does nothing.
    from looking a FAQs maybe I have overloaded memory, (with multiple driver installations) trying to install an Imation super drive and Ezonics web cam.
    How do I get rid of the driver files and back to win98?

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    Re: win98 install
    « Reply #1 on: September 06, 2010, 12:10:01 PM »
    look we need you to be more specific

    u say it ran to the restart part which restart part?
    name ur system specs

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    Re: win98 install
    « Reply #2 on: September 16, 2010, 03:33:45 PM »
    How do I get rid of the driver files and back to win98?
    When you install Win98 you always do a format and a fresh install don't bother doing a reinstall as that causes more problems than it solves. If you get a bootable floppy from http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm the WinME OEM is good for Win98. Boot it up with the floppy disk installed then run Format C:. If it doesn't boot from the floppy then you need to set the boot sequence in the CMOS/BIOS. Then you can set the boot sequence to the CD Rom and boot with the Win98 CD and install. Thats of course if you have a floppy drive. ;)
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      Re: win98 install
      « Reply #3 on: September 17, 2010, 05:42:55 AM »
      after 4 tries got format command to work.  put in win98se and works fine.  only lost one file  backed up but floppy was corrupted   no big loss.  Thanks for help