Fresh install of Windows 98

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Lonnie Reynolds, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. I am trying to do a fresh install of Windows 98.
    I do a fdisk then do a format.
    When i boot with the Windows 98 disk ( Microsoft not oem ).
    It goes thru the scandisk ok but when it starts loading the setup files to
    install windows it hangs.
    No error message. It just says Installing the files needed for startup. Then
    it just sits there with nothing going on.
    What am I doing wrong.
    Lonnie Reynolds, Sep 1, 2004
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  2. You may have a bad CD or a bad hard disk, or a dodgy memory stick or
    processor. Is the CD known to be in good condition? Have you done any
    diagnostics on the hard drive? I recently found that even after running
    Scandisk and Spinrite, which both reported the drive was perfect, that
    replacing the hard drive fixed my problem installing Win98SE on an older
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, Sep 1, 2004
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  3. I was walking down the street, minding my own business, when on Wed,
    You're doing nothing wrong. You're probably doing a fresh install
    because your system keeps screwing up. It's not the OS that's causing
    the problem. Something is wrong with your hardware. I would try
    swapping out RAM first to see if a DIMM went bad. If it's not a DIMM,
    I've seen the Level 2 cache go bad and cause the same sorts of
    problems. You haven't said what processor you're using or even whether
    it's a proprietory systme like a HP or a Dell. If it's an older system
    and the Level 2 cache is on the motherboard, you can see if it's bad
    by going into the BIOS and disabling it. Honestly, if it's the Level 2
    cache or the chipset of the board, then it isn't worth repairing.
    Dr. Harvie Wahl-Banghor, Sep 1, 2004
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