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now its on this:

Windows 98 has detected that drive c does not cotain a valid FAT or FAT32 partition . There are several possible causes.

1. This drive may need to be partitioned on the drive, run FDISK from MS-DOS command prompt.

2. You may be using third-party disk-partitioning software, If you are using this type of software, remove the Emergancy BOOT Disk and restart your computer from a floppy disk.

3. Some viruses also cause your drive c to not register. You can use a virus scanning program to check your computer for viruses.

what do i do?

this part is done  :D

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OK now try from this point.

at the C: prompt type" md win98 "and hit enter.

Then at the C: prompt type CD E: that will bring up the cd rom, now at the E: prompt type CD win98 that will bring up the win98 folder then type" copy *.* C:win98 " and hit enter, when it's done you can take the cd out of the drive and the floppy out and restart the PC.

This time it will boot to the C: prompt without the boot disk.

Just type CD win98 and then type" setup /ie /iv " and hit enter.

That should get it going,

I know this seems quite complicated and a hassle but it's not that bad, and it will be better than just using the CD rom to load the OS,

Any questions just ask.hope it goes OK.

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OK now try from this point.

at the C: prompt type" md win98 "and hit enter.

Then at the C: prompt type CD E: that will bring up the cd rom, now at the E: prompt type CD win98 that will bring up the win98 folder then type" copy *.* C:win98 " and hit enter, when it's done you can take the cd out of the drive and the floppy out and restart the PC.

When I type "CD E:" at C: prompt, it just does the same thing goes to C:>

looks like this:

C:>CD E:

E:>

C:>          (skip the E:> )

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prompt type CD win98 that will bring up the win98 folder then type" copy *.* C:win98 " and hit enter, when it's done you can take the cd out of the drive and the floppy out and restart the PC.

This time it will boot to the C: prompt without the boot disk.

Just type CD win98 and then type" setup /ie /iv " and hit enter.

That should get it going,

I know this seems quite complicated and a hassle but it's not that bad, and it will be better than just using the CD rom to load the OS,

Any questions just ask.hope it goes OK.

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I may be wrong here , but it sounds like you don't have a complete win98 cd or it has to be setup before burning like a .rar file or something like that.

If you want I could send you a copy over AIM I would just send the cab files zipped into a win98 folder and it would probably be about 120 MB

Let me know.

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I may be wrong here , but it sounds like you don't have a complete win98 cd or it has to be setup before burning like a .rar file or something like that.

If you want I could send you a copy over AIM I would just send the cab files zipped into a win98 folder and it would probably be about 120 MB

Let me know.

yes please

thanx for helping out

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