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Hi, I'm trying to install win98se on a pc. I used a Win98se floppy boot disk to fdisk and format the hard drive. I set the bios to boot from the cd and I restart and I get the option to boot from the cd or the hard drive. Either way I choose to boot, the installation stops and I get the message
"Invalid dos version".

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In FDISK try deleting the partition. Reboot and create a primary partition. Reboot and format. Then try to install. May be a long shot, but it has worked for me in the past.
 

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Try this instead of booting from the CD and installing


How to Install Windows 98
After you partition and format your hard disk, you can install Windows 98:
1. Insert the Windows 98 Startup disk in the floppy disk drive, and then restart your computer.
2. When the Windows 98 Startup menu is displayed, choose the Start computer with CD-ROM support option, and then press ENTER.
3. If CD-ROM support is provided by the generic drivers on the Startup disk, you receive one of the following messages, where X is the drive letter that is assigned to your CD-ROM drive:
Drive X: = Driver MSCD001

Drive X: = Driver OEMCD001
NOTE: If your CD-ROM drive is not available after you boot from the Windows 98 Startup disk, install the CD-ROM drivers that are included with your CD-ROM drive. For information about how to obtain and install the most current driver for your CD-ROM drive, view the documentation that is included with your device, or contact your hardware manufacturer.

4. Insert the Windows 98 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive, type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER
X:\setup
where X is the drive letter that is assigned to your CD-ROM drive.

5. When you receive the following message, press ENTER, and then follow the instructions on the screen to complete the Setup procedure:
Please wait while the Setup initializes. Setup is now going to perform a routine check on your system. To continue press Enter.
 

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:smile: I used a different CD-ROM and was able to install Win98.
I still don't understand why I was not able to install the OS with the original drive, the CD drive works.
 
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