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  1. #11
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    Well done allenb!!!!
    Now i am going outside to kick my ar## for not thinking of that
    Mike
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  2. #12
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    Like Allenb said D: most likely won't be the CD-ROM drive, when I installed my OS after re-formating with a Windows boot disk, it sometimes made my CD-rom drive R: or X: or even Z:
    What boot disk are you using and where did you get it?
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  3. #13
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    allenb is right.. there are no cdrom drivers installed on a w95 boot disk..
    it can be done if you edit the config.sys and autoexec.bat on the diskette to point
    to the dos cdrom drivers (also on that diskette, but put on there by you)
    but a win98 startup disk is an easier way to go.

    if c is your only partition.. and d: becomes your ramdrve.. then e: will be the cdrom.
    (the boot disk will display what drive letter is assigned during loading)

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    acid.. i was gonna say that url.. and i tried to go there just before you posted..
    but it appears someone hijacked the domain, I'm getting other crap and it asks me
    if I want to set my homepage to www.FindOnline.com..

  6. #16
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    well ya i went to www.bootdisks.com too and nothing. I tried that 98boot.zip file and put it on a floppy and it just came up invalid system diskette or something. should i rename the floppy?

  7. #17
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    try unzipping it into a folder on your hard drive, then copy the individual files to the floppy.
    Al
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    haven't tried this but at http://home.freeuk.com/tobs/boot98.html

    there's this bootdisk http://home.freeuk.com/tobs/Win98_Boot.exe

    edit: a friend on another board had suggested this.. he said his bother had
    made this disk and was selling it.
    this friend claims that his 9 yr old daughter completely reinstalled her os
    by herself.. this disk will supposedly even partition the drive.

    from the site, it looks like he is selling it for 4 bucks.

    http://ezreload.netfirms.com/

    I am in no way associated with this.. other than I saw it posted by my
    online friend on this other forum.

  9. #19
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    ha yes i did unzip the file and used it and still no luck, i just think i need to get the drive for it(cd drive) somehow cuz ya its a really old comp, and i have no clue what kinda cd rom it is. the kinda comp it is is a Ledgend 27CDT by packard bell. If anyone knows how to find the driver or what the cd rom is or where to find it please help. I appreciate yalls help.

  10. #20
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    only other advice I can offer is to try all drives thru z: if you can boot into dos, or go on a driver hunt at www.driverguide.com . Good luck!
    Al
    It isn't paranoia when you KNOW they're out to get you...

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