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HELP!! Trying to do install of 98 over 2000.

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Anonymous
April 21, 2005 1:54:04 PM

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I’m a NEWBIE!! Attempting to install 98 over 2000 on an old computer. Had a
boot CD, ran FDISK, now I’m trying to use the 98 install disk. (It is a full
version of 98SE with License Key Code.) I was told I should remove boot CD
after running fdisk, put in 98 CD and boot from there. When I do that I get
error msg that says “Disk boot failure. Insert system disk and press enter�.
When I boot to DOS I can see the 98 install files, though they are on C:.
When I try to run the SETUP.EXE file, I get a message that states “Cannot
create a temporary directory. If you have HPFS or NTFS installed on your hard
drive, you will need to create a MS-DOS boot partition to set up Windows�.
I’m lost! Would appreciate any help

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Anonymous
April 21, 2005 2:21:06 PM

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"RTDavies" <RTDavies@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7F4647F8-9BA3-4FA2-9047-F907EB71BE1E@microsoft.com...
> I'm a NEWBIE!! Attempting to install 98 over 2000 on an old computer. Had
a
> boot CD, ran FDISK, now I'm trying to use the 98 install disk. (It is a
full
> version of 98SE with License Key Code.) I was told I should remove boot CD
> after running fdisk, put in 98 CD and boot from there. When I do that I
get
> error msg that says "Disk boot failure. Insert system disk and press
enter".
> When I boot to DOS I can see the 98 install files, though they are on C:.
> When I try to run the SETUP.EXE file, I get a message that states "Cannot
> create a temporary directory. If you have HPFS or NTFS installed on your
hard
> drive, you will need to create a MS-DOS boot partition to set up Windows".
> I'm lost! Would appreciate any help

It sounds like your hard drive is formatted NTFS (NT File System).

Windows 9x cannot therefore read that drive.
It needs to be loaded on a FAT partition.
However, reformatting will clobber the NT installation
and all of the data files on the hard drive.

If you are OK with that, then Google for Dual Boot
and you will get plenty of help,
or search http://support.microsoft.com/ instead,
or as well. Perhaps you should start there.

Also go to www.bootdisk.com and
download a windows 98 bootdisk.

Whole books have been written about this,
so it is probably better that you jump in
and start reading up on the theory
and come back and ask more questions
when you hit a mental roadblock.

Frankly, you won't get too far is you try to follow
any step-by-step posted in this NG.

There are too many variables that can trip you up.
Things like BIOS protection being set on,
or having the wrong boot disk or disk format
to name just a few.
April 21, 2005 6:25:35 PM

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"RTDavies" <RTDavies@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7F4647F8-9BA3-4FA2-9047-F907EB71BE1E@microsoft.com...
> Iâ?Tm a NEWBIE!! Attempting to install 98 over 2000 on an old computer.
> Had a
> boot CD, ran FDISK, now Iâ?Tm trying to use the 98 install disk. (It is a
> full
> version of 98SE with License Key Code.) I was told I should remove boot CD
> after running fdisk, put in 98 CD and boot from there. When I do that I
> get
> error msg that says â?oDisk boot failure. Insert system disk and press
> enterâ??.
> When I boot to DOS I can see the 98 install files, though they are on C:.
> When I try to run the SETUP.EXE file, I get a message that states
> â?oCannot
> create a temporary directory. If you have HPFS or NTFS installed on your
> hard
> drive, you will need to create a MS-DOS boot partition to set up
> Windowsâ??.
> Iâ?Tm lost! Would appreciate any help

put your floppy boot disk back in ...boot to that ...run fdisk again and
make sure all partitions are deleted (dos and non-dos)

then create a FAT partition (using the whole drive)....then reboot to floppy
again and run "format c:"

THEN when you reboot with the floppy again you will have C: and D: as
cdrom....you can run "setup.exe" from D: drive and all should be fine.

hope that helps :>
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Anonymous
April 21, 2005 6:37:06 PM

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Hi RTDavies,

What boot CD are you using (WIN98SE startup floppy disk files copied to a
bootable CD?), and what actions did you perform when you ran FDISK?

If Windows 2000 was installed on an NTFS partition, you would need to use
the FDISK utility to Delete the Non-DOS partition (at FDISK Options Menu,
select option #3 and then option #4 in subsequent menu), then create a
Primary DOS partition (at FDISK Options Menu, select option #1 and then
option #1 in subsequent menu) and make it Active (this is assuming that you
are only creating one partition). Once the Primary DOS partition has been
created and made Active, restart using the boot CD (not all Windows 98
install CDs are bootable........I believe only the OEM versions are
bootable), and format drive C. Once formatting is completed, restart using
the boot CD, ensure that you opt to start WITH CDROM SUPPORT. Once you're at
the DOS prompt, replace the boot CD with the WIN98 install CD, and run
setup.



Regards,

--
Patti MacLeod
Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

"RTDavies" <RTDavies@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7F4647F8-9BA3-4FA2-9047-F907EB71BE1E@microsoft.com...
> I'm a NEWBIE!! Attempting to install 98 over 2000 on an old computer. Had
a
> boot CD, ran FDISK, now I'm trying to use the 98 install disk. (It is a
full
> version of 98SE with License Key Code.) I was told I should remove boot CD
> after running fdisk, put in 98 CD and boot from there. When I do that I
get
> error msg that says "Disk boot failure. Insert system disk and press
enter".
> When I boot to DOS I can see the 98 install files, though they are on C:.
> When I try to run the SETUP.EXE file, I get a message that states "Cannot
> create a temporary directory. If you have HPFS or NTFS installed on your
hard
> drive, you will need to create a MS-DOS boot partition to set up Windows".
> I'm lost! Would appreciate any help
Anonymous
April 25, 2005 11:32:12 PM

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

Thanks so much for the help. What you suggested worked like a charm. Windows
is installing as I type. Thanks again!

"Haggis" wrote:

>
> "RTDavies" <RTDavies@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:7F4647F8-9BA3-4FA2-9047-F907EB71BE1E@microsoft.com...
> > Iâ?Tm a NEWBIE!! Attempting to install 98 over 2000 on an old computer.
> > Had a
> > boot CD, ran FDISK, now Iâ?Tm trying to use the 98 install disk. (It is a
> > full
> > version of 98SE with License Key Code.) I was told I should remove boot CD
> > after running fdisk, put in 98 CD and boot from there. When I do that I
> > get
> > error msg that says â?oDisk boot failure. Insert system disk and press
> > enterâ?�.
> > When I boot to DOS I can see the 98 install files, though they are on C:.
> > When I try to run the SETUP.EXE file, I get a message that states
> > â?oCannot
> > create a temporary directory. If you have HPFS or NTFS installed on your
> > hard
> > drive, you will need to create a MS-DOS boot partition to set up
> > Windowsâ?�.
> > Iâ?Tm lost! Would appreciate any help
>
> put your floppy boot disk back in ...boot to that ...run fdisk again and
> make sure all partitions are deleted (dos and non-dos)
>
> then create a FAT partition (using the whole drive)....then reboot to floppy
> again and run "format c:"
>
> THEN when you reboot with the floppy again you will have C: and D: as
> cdrom....you can run "setup.exe" from D: drive and all should be fine.
>
> hope that helps :>
>
>
>
!