Updating the BIOS would be useful too. If you know the exact make and model of the Motherboard, updating the BIOS should be easy. If you're unsure, when the system boots up, look in the right hand corner for a string of numbers/letters. Depressing the "Pause/Break" key may pause the screen. This number is the unique identifier for the system's BIOS. When you have this number, you can google it and find the necessary information to help guide you towards any BIOS upgrades.
There is probably no room for a swap file because,somehow,the partition
got deleted on the hard drive.
Use the link I provided above to download and creat boot floppies to install XP.
If you want to install 98,boot to the 98 floppy and run fdisk at the command
prompt,view the partiton information,if there isn't one,you need to create a
primary DOS partition and make it active.
If there is one,delete it,restart the computer,run fdisk again and create one.
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