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I'm having trouble with the install. It hangs at 61% when checking for
available disk space. I'm running the install from the CD.
Anyone know what causes this?

Norman
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Are you doing a Fresh install after formatting or an over the top?

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    Brian A. Sesko
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    "E_Net_Rider" <E_Net_Rider@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > I'm having trouble with the install. It hangs at 61% when checking for
    > available disk space. I'm running the install from the CD.
    > Anyone know what causes this?
    >
    > Norman
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Posting back what I believe to have been the problem.
    I was upgrading quite a bit of hardware. Deleted all the old stuff in device
    manager and proceded to reinstall when I hit that road bump.
    I did eventually get it to install after numerous attempts because there was
    some info on the net encouraging that approach.
    But it kept coming down and acting really flaky and scandisk not wanting to
    run or something involving it.
    One of the upgrades was moving from 40 to 80 GB HDD. I set it up with extra
    partitions before copying the original drive over and the last partition was
    close to 40 GB which was used for storage previously and expanded on the new
    drive.
    Somewhere I ran across info that XP will use nothing but 4K clusters, so
    thinking ahead I might upgrade and save a potential problem? Well the HDD
    tools disk threw it right in front of me, the ability of choosing a
    non-standard size cluster. I had one partition that exceeded 32 GB with 4k
    clusters.
    Which was the culprit? Well I downloaded the updated format and whatever
    else I could related to size restrictions that would apply. Re format, and
    set it up with the largest partition just under 32 G binary, using standard
    size clusters. Installing the OS this time went very smoothly and all of the
    associated problems disappeared.
    Now if the other headaches will leave, like networking, Ol98 no transport,
    etc.

    "Brian A." <gonefish'n@afarawaylake> wrote in message
    news:eoEVwayOFHA.3076@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > Are you doing a Fresh install after formatting or an over the top?
    >
    > --
    >
    > Brian A. Sesko
    > <>MS MVP<>Shell/User<>
    > Conflicts start where information lacks.
    > http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "E_Net_Rider" <E_Net_Rider@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:OsGnBzwOFHA.248@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > > I'm having trouble with the install. It hangs at 61% when checking for
    > > available disk space. I'm running the install from the CD.
    > > Anyone know what causes this?
    > >
    > > Norman
    > >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    "E_Net_Rider" <E_Net_Rider@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:uqM5u9KXFHA.2468@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > Posting back what I believe to have been the problem.
    > I was upgrading quite a bit of hardware. Deleted all the old stuff in device
    > manager and proceded to reinstall when I hit that road bump.

    There should have been no need to remove devices in DM in order to update
    drivers unless it was recommended by the manufacturer of the device.

    > I did eventually get it to install after numerous attempts because there was
    > some info on the net encouraging that approach.

    Although several attempts at updating a device driver may get it installed, it
    may very well still wind up with problems or may be installed more than once.
    Start the machine up in Safe Mode and see if there are duplicates ( more than
    one occurence ) of any device ion DM. If so, it is recommended to remove any/all
    occurences of any device/s with more than one occurence, reboot and reinstall
    the device/s.

    Duplicate devices that show in Safe Mode have not been installed properly, have
    a conflict or are corrupt.

    Another thought would be that your BIOS needs to be upgraded in order to use
    the specific drivers you were installing.

    > But it kept coming down and acting really flaky and scandisk not wanting to
    > run or something involving it.

    Without specifics on errors/warnings, it's not in our best interest to comment
    on this.

    > One of the upgrades was moving from 40 to 80 GB HDD. I set it up with extra
    > partitions before copying the original drive over and the last partition was
    > close to 40 GB which was used for storage previously and expanded on the new
    > drive.

    More details would be needed here as well on how you copied the files over, the
    size of the old/new partitions (volumes), the files system used and if the
    second disk was setup as a primary active disk or an extended partition.

    > Somewhere I ran across info that XP will use nothing but 4K clusters, so
    > thinking ahead I might upgrade and save a potential problem?

    That's only if you go with NTFS instead of FAT32, XP can be installed way.

    Well the HDD
    > tools disk threw it right in front of me, the ability of choosing a
    > non-standard size cluster. I had one partition that exceeded 32 GB with 4k
    > clusters.
    > Which was the culprit? Well I downloaded the updated format and whatever
    > else I could related to size restrictions that would apply. Re format, and
    > set it up with the largest partition just under 32 G binary, using standard
    > size clusters. Installing the OS this time went very smoothly and all of the
    > associated problems disappeared.

    > Now if the other headaches will leave, like networking, Ol98 no transport,
    > etc.

    It may be as simple as reconfiguring your network or components. The main thing
    is to make sure all machines are in the same network name, use the same subnet,
    are assigned or have different IP's and each machine named differently.

    Without knowing the specifics on how the network is setup, it's anyones guess
    on what any issue may be. I will/would be willing to assist although there are
    specific ng's for networking.

    microsoft.public.win98.networking


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    Brian A. Sesko
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