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I am having trouble installing W 98 on the drive. After I run setup the machine goes to the Blue screen where it checks the disk etc. It stays here for a split second and goes back to an A prompt, refusing to install W 98.

It does this with multiple Startup disks. The drive has 2 partitions and C is active. Any ideas how to solve this.

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Hello Dsherm112,

The "Startup Disk" does not load the operating system, it just sets up the environment so that you can load the O/S by running [Setup.exe] form the Win98 cdrom disk.

Does the startup disk load the Cd drivers and then tell you the "Drive Letter Designation" (D:,E:, F: etc..) for either the CDROM drive and/or the Ram-Disk drive?

If it tells you the "DLD" for the RAM-Disk drive but not for the CDROM drive then the "DLD" for the CDROM drive is simply the next letter of the alphabet following the "DLD" of the Ram-Disk.

Ram-Disk "DLD" CDROM "DLD"
************* ***********
Example # 1 D: then ------> = E:
Example # 2 E: then ------> = F:
Example # 3 F: then ------> = G:

So if you get this info. simply put you Win98 cd in the drive an at the "A:>" type (from example #2 above) F: and then hit [Enter].

When you get the F:> prompt type setup.exe and hit [Enter] and setback and let it do its thing and wait "info. prompts" and "the reboot prompts".

Good luck,

:ufo:

twas

P.S, - Of course if you don't get any of the info. above and it does not load the CDROM drivers then we go to "Plan # 2".
 
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