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Old 02-11-2008, 06:56 PM
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Red face laptop woes

been given a laptop that always had win 95 . hard disk was wiped before receiving and i want to install win 98 se but the floppy cdrom driver cant find the cdrom cos it's either floppy or optical . not sure what driver i need to install or even how to install it. any help greatly appreciated
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Old 02-11-2008, 11:49 PM
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Assuming the lappy has a floppy and a cdrom, you simply need a boot disk floppy from say, bootdisk.com
It's then just a case of booting the floppy, and assuming your CDROM drive letter is D, (which depends on the bootdisk) typing "cd D: " (Enter) setup.exe
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Old 02-13-2008, 06:28 AM
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For some reason the bios won't let me change to boot from cd-rom . It just warns me that if I do , the drive letters will change
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Old 09-20-2008, 07:59 AM
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correct me if im wrong here but the warning ... drive letter will change only means that the cd rom letter would end up being (e) instead of (d) and if you later plug in something like an external hd or dvd burner that would become (g) and a flash drive would become (h) etc and so on and you should be able to load 98 from what ever the rom drive letter becomes, not one hundred % sure on this, what do you think guys.
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