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Anonymous
June 8, 2004 3:09:49 AM

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Compaq Armada 1700
4gb HD

I have run scandisk with MS-dos 6.2 and no errors have been found on the HD.


I have Fdisked and formated the harddrive, was told to SYS C: it too, but am
unable to install Win98, the boot disk
loads, it gets to "copying files needed for windows setup".
"Please remove any floppy disks from your drives and press any key to
restart your system".

But on doing this I get the following:
"Non-system disk or disk error, Replace and press any key when ready".

Can anyone point me in the right direction to get my Win98 back on.



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Thanks
Mick
West Midlands,
UK


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June 8, 2004 3:49:13 AM

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On 07/06/04 23:09, Mickiete wrote:

> But on doing this I get the following:
> "Non-system disk or disk error, Replace and press any key when ready".
>
> Can anyone point me in the right direction to get my Win98 back on.

Remove the Win98 CD from the drive when the computer resets (and put it
back in as soon as it's started booting again)

Adam


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June 8, 2004 10:23:09 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

Retail Win98 or Compaq restore?

"Mickiete" <mickZ@mickiete.co.uk> wrote in message
news:p I5xc.33305$B63.31002@doctor.cableinet.net...
> Compaq Armada 1700
> 4gb HD
>
> I have run scandisk with MS-dos 6.2 and no errors have been found on the
HD.
>
>
> I have Fdisked and formated the harddrive, was told to SYS C: it too, but
am
> unable to install Win98, the boot disk
> loads, it gets to "copying files needed for windows setup".
> "Please remove any floppy disks from your drives and press any key to
> restart your system".
>
> But on doing this I get the following:
> "Non-system disk or disk error, Replace and press any key when ready".
>
> Can anyone point me in the right direction to get my Win98 back on.
>
>
>
> --
>
>
>
> Thanks
> Mick
> West Midlands,
> UK
>
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
> --------------------------------------------
> ALL incoming and outgoing mail sent to, or from me on this computer is
> scanned by Norton Antivirus.
>
> For more information, click the link below:
> www.symantec.com/region/reg_eu/product/nav_index.html
>
>
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Anonymous
June 8, 2004 8:33:28 PM

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Retail Win98

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Thanks
Mick
West Midlands,
UK


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"David" <tonka@flashmail.com> wrote in message
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> Retail Win98 or Compaq restore?
>
> "Mickiete" <mickZ@mickiete.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:p I5xc.33305$B63.31002@doctor.cableinet.net...
> > Compaq Armada 1700
> > 4gb HD
> >
> > I have run scandisk with MS-dos 6.2 and no errors have been found on the
> HD.
> >
> >
> > I have Fdisked and formated the harddrive, was told to SYS C: it too,
but
> am
> > unable to install Win98, the boot disk
> > loads, it gets to "copying files needed for windows setup".
> > "Please remove any floppy disks from your drives and press any key to
> > restart your system".
> >
> > But on doing this I get the following:
> > "Non-system disk or disk error, Replace and press any key when ready".
> >
> > Can anyone point me in the right direction to get my Win98 back on.
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> >
> >
> > Thanks
> > Mick
> > West Midlands,
> > UK
> >
> >
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> --
> > --------------------------------------------
> > ALL incoming and outgoing mail sent to, or from me on this computer is
> > scanned by Norton Antivirus.
> >
> > For more information, click the link below:
> > www.symantec.com/region/reg_eu/product/nav_index.html
> >
> >
>
>
June 8, 2004 8:41:41 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

You can try installing from your hard drive instead of the cd. Just copy the
win98 folder (only folder you need) from the cd to your hd and run setup.exe
from there (leave the cd out). You'll want to have the win98 drivers for
your machine handy. You can download them from HP.

"Mickiete" <mickZ@mickiete.co.uk> wrote in message
news:e%kxc.40850$wd7.4513@front-1.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
> Retail Win98
>
> --
>
>
>
> Thanks
> Mick
> West Midlands,
> UK
>
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
> --------------------------------------------
> ALL incoming and outgoing mail sent to, or from me on this computer is
> scanned by Norton Antivirus.
>
> For more information, click the link below:
> www.symantec.com/region/reg_eu/product/nav_index.html
> "David" <tonka@flashmail.com> wrote in message
> news:hXcxc.25678$Tn6.3507@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> > Retail Win98 or Compaq restore?
> >
> > "Mickiete" <mickZ@mickiete.co.uk> wrote in message
> > news:p I5xc.33305$B63.31002@doctor.cableinet.net...
> > > Compaq Armada 1700
> > > 4gb HD
> > >
> > > I have run scandisk with MS-dos 6.2 and no errors have been found on
the
> > HD.
> > >
> > >
> > > I have Fdisked and formated the harddrive, was told to SYS C: it too,
> but
> > am
> > > unable to install Win98, the boot disk
> > > loads, it gets to "copying files needed for windows setup".
> > > "Please remove any floppy disks from your drives and press any key to
> > > restart your system".
> > >
> > > But on doing this I get the following:
> > > "Non-system disk or disk error, Replace and press any key when ready".
> > >
> > > Can anyone point me in the right direction to get my Win98 back on.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > > Mick
> > > West Midlands,
> > > UK
> > >
> > >
> >
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > --
> > > --------------------------------------------
> > > ALL incoming and outgoing mail sent to, or from me on this computer is
> > > scanned by Norton Antivirus.
> > >
> > > For more information, click the link below:
> > > www.symantec.com/region/reg_eu/product/nav_index.html
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
June 9, 2004 12:28:29 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

As of now I have reinstalled the Bios partition, but on trying to install
Win98 I have now got one step forward, it now stops at "error loading
system.drv"

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Thanks
Mick
West Midlands,
UK


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ALL incoming and outgoing mail sent to, or from me on this computer is
scanned by Norton Antivirus.

For more information, click the link below:
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"David" <tonka@flashmail.com> wrote in message
news:9%lxc.25980$Tn6.15943@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> You can try installing from your hard drive instead of the cd. Just copy
the
> win98 folder (only folder you need) from the cd to your hd and run
setup.exe
> from there (leave the cd out). You'll want to have the win98 drivers for
> your machine handy. You can download them from HP.
>
> "Mickiete" <mickZ@mickiete.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:e%kxc.40850$wd7.4513@front-1.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
> > Retail Win98
> >
> > --
> >
> >
> >
> > Thanks
> > Mick
> > West Midlands,
> > UK
> >
> >
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> --
> > --------------------------------------------
> > ALL incoming and outgoing mail sent to, or from me on this computer is
> > scanned by Norton Antivirus.
> >
> > For more information, click the link below:
> > www.symantec.com/region/reg_eu/product/nav_index.html
> > "David" <tonka@flashmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:hXcxc.25678$Tn6.3507@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> > > Retail Win98 or Compaq restore?
> > >
> > > "Mickiete" <mickZ@mickiete.co.uk> wrote in message
> > > news:p I5xc.33305$B63.31002@doctor.cableinet.net...
> > > > Compaq Armada 1700
> > > > 4gb HD
> > > >
> > > > I have run scandisk with MS-dos 6.2 and no errors have been found on
> the
> > > HD.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > I have Fdisked and formated the harddrive, was told to SYS C: it
too,
> > but
> > > am
> > > > unable to install Win98, the boot disk
> > > > loads, it gets to "copying files needed for windows setup".
> > > > "Please remove any floppy disks from your drives and press any key
to
> > > > restart your system".
> > > >
> > > > But on doing this I get the following:
> > > > "Non-system disk or disk error, Replace and press any key when
ready".
> > > >
> > > > Can anyone point me in the right direction to get my Win98 back on.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Thanks
> > > > Mick
> > > > West Midlands,
> > > > UK
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > > --
> > > > --------------------------------------------
> > > > ALL incoming and outgoing mail sent to, or from me on this computer
is
> > > > scanned by Norton Antivirus.
> > > >
> > > > For more information, click the link below:
> > > > www.symantec.com/region/reg_eu/product/nav_index.html
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
June 9, 2004 8:08:05 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

Hmm.. Did you say win98 was working properly before on this machine or is
this the first time you're installing it? Be sure you have the latest ROM
version for the laptop. Are you attempting to install win98 from the cd or
the hd and where in the install process do you get this error? For complete
instructions on how to best install win98 on your computer, go to the win98
drivers page and download sp8906.exe "Installing Microsoft Windows 98 on
Compaq Armada Portable Products". Hope that helps.


"Mickiete" <mickZ@mickiete.co.uk> wrote in message
news:Broxc.41895$wd7.19255@front-1.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
> As of now I have reinstalled the Bios partition, but on trying to install
> Win98 I have now got one step forward, it now stops at "error loading
> system.drv"
>
> --
>
>
>
> Thanks
> Mick
> West Midlands,
> UK
>
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
> --------------------------------------------
> ALL incoming and outgoing mail sent to, or from me on this computer is
> scanned by Norton Antivirus.
>
> For more information, click the link below:
> www.symantec.com/region/reg_eu/product/nav_index.html
> "David" <tonka@flashmail.com> wrote in message
> news:9%lxc.25980$Tn6.15943@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> > You can try installing from your hard drive instead of the cd. Just copy
> the
> > win98 folder (only folder you need) from the cd to your hd and run
> setup.exe
> > from there (leave the cd out). You'll want to have the win98 drivers for
> > your machine handy. You can download them from HP.
> >
> > "Mickiete" <mickZ@mickiete.co.uk> wrote in message
> > news:e%kxc.40850$wd7.4513@front-1.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
> > > Retail Win98
> > >
> > > --
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > > Mick
> > > West Midlands,
> > > UK
> > >
> > >
> >
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > --
> > > --------------------------------------------
> > > ALL incoming and outgoing mail sent to, or from me on this computer is
> > > scanned by Norton Antivirus.
> > >
> > > For more information, click the link below:
> > > www.symantec.com/region/reg_eu/product/nav_index.html
> > > "David" <tonka@flashmail.com> wrote in message
> > > news:hXcxc.25678$Tn6.3507@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> > > > Retail Win98 or Compaq restore?
> > > >
> > > > "Mickiete" <mickZ@mickiete.co.uk> wrote in message
> > > > news:p I5xc.33305$B63.31002@doctor.cableinet.net...
> > > > > Compaq Armada 1700
> > > > > 4gb HD
> > > > >
> > > > > I have run scandisk with MS-dos 6.2 and no errors have been found
on
> > the
> > > > HD.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > I have Fdisked and formated the harddrive, was told to SYS C: it
> too,
> > > but
> > > > am
> > > > > unable to install Win98, the boot disk
> > > > > loads, it gets to "copying files needed for windows setup".
> > > > > "Please remove any floppy disks from your drives and press any key
> to
> > > > > restart your system".
> > > > >
> > > > > But on doing this I get the following:
> > > > > "Non-system disk or disk error, Replace and press any key when
> ready".
> > > > >
> > > > > Can anyone point me in the right direction to get my Win98 back
on.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks
> > > > > Mick
> > > > > West Midlands,
> > > > > UK
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > > > --
> > > > > --------------------------------------------
> > > > > ALL incoming and outgoing mail sent to, or from me on this
computer
> is
> > > > > scanned by Norton Antivirus.
> > > > >
> > > > > For more information, click the link below:
> > > > > www.symantec.com/region/reg_eu/product/nav_index.html
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
!