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March 2, 2002 6:52:54 AM

I'm trying to install win 98 on a pentium pro 200 for the kids and it keeps freezing up at the start. Could anybody have an idea as to what might be the problem? Bad processor, cd-rom drive? I've gotten as far as typing in the key number and so forth but then it freezes up. Much appreciation for any help you people can give me....

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March 2, 2002 6:58:14 AM

Freezing at random points?

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March 2, 2002 7:34:32 AM

Nope. It freezes at the same point everytime.
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March 2, 2002 8:24:21 AM

Happen to have another disk to try?

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March 2, 2002 8:33:52 AM

Its the same disk that I've used for my own computer. Maybe I'll borrow my brothers to see if thats the problem. thanks for the info....
March 2, 2002 11:57:07 AM

Just trying to narrow down the possibilities hehe.

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March 2, 2002 1:02:10 PM

Perhaps you could try installing the operating system from a folder on the hard drive, instead of directly from the CD?

Boot with a startup disk.

Make a c:\windows\options\cabs directory and copy the files from the win98 directory on the installation CD to the cabs directory.

a:\> c:

c:>md windows

c:>cd windows

c:\windows>md options

c:\windows\options>md cabs

c:\windows\options>cd cabs

c:\windows\options\cabs>copy d:\win98\*.*

(Note: Where <i>d:</i> is your CD-ROM drive.)

To run setup ...

c:\windows\options\cabs>setup /ie

The /ie flag tells Win98 not to make a new startup floppy during the installation.

This method sometimes works when nothing else will. Be aware, though, you may still need the CD for drivers not found in the win98 directory.


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March 2, 2002 9:27:44 PM

Thanks toe! I never thought of installing from the harddrive. I'll try it.
March 4, 2002 5:18:00 PM

Little easier way of doing that Toe...

C:\>md windows
Push F3
C:\>md windows\options
Push F3
C:\>md windows\options\cabs

Just saving you a bit of typing.. hehe.

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March 5, 2002 3:10:00 AM

Cool. Thanks, Zoron!

By the way ... like your sig. :wink:

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