try hitting f11 or f12 during boot to see if it will give you a boot menu. That is an OLD laptop. Will really chug along. Those came with pentium 233 or so MHZ processors and 16BM ram if you are lucky
Not a solution, but is it possible that you can have a 32mb RAM, or will it of had to be upgraded? And, i just bought one for 50p, and it has Windows 95 on it, so try windows 95 instead of 98, as it requires less Processer power (I think) Please od not have a go at me for spelling things wrong or getting things wrong, i am only 13.