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Can anyone please tell me if there is a way of installing win 98se on a usb external hard drive (i.e. boot from floppy).

I need to do this since the hard disk on my notebook probably got hit with a virus. By installing win 98se on the usb external hard drive I hope to attempt to salvage what I can from the internal hard drive. Once I've done done that I can reinstall win 98 se on the internal hard drive of the notebook.
 

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This is for x5dr's benefit:

My notebook wouldn't boot. I was able to examine the contents of the "c" by booting off the floppy drive. I didn't see anything recognizable. Files/Directories names had funny characters in them (they lloked like a deck of cards with a smily face on it). Unfortunately I ran Norton on the c drive which created a bunch of files/directories with the names of FILE001 to FILENNN and the same for the directories.

I found a product which might be able to recover my personal files. So therefore I don't want to trash the existing c drive by loading win98se on it. I was hoping to install win98se on the external usb hard drive and recover the c drive, and then reload win98se on the c drive (after I've taken what I can off of it).

I know this can be done with Unix on Sun. I have a buddy of mine that is a Unix/NT Admin. He's pretty confident I should be able to do it as well on win98se (i.e. by placing the usb hard drive drivers on the boot floppy). He suggested contacting Microsoft to see if this is doable and how to do it.

John's suggestion is a good one, however, I'm trying to avoid taked apart my notebook which I undertand is a tight area to work in. I would also think that would reuire me to have a desktop with win98se on it which I don't have (have the desktops but with different OS's).

Any input would be extremely appreciated.

Thanks.
 
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