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    Post Good lord, what have I gotten myself into????

    Check it out, I think I have partitioned my harddrive, and I think it is formatted. These how-to-books suck ***; they say to now load the drivers. The only drivers I have are the ones on the mobo disk that the instructions say to install only after Win98 is installed.
    How do I start the Win 98 install? I have the boot disk(floppy) and I have the origional Win98 disk and the "Start Here" Win 98 disk. I have tried putting in the disks and typing **** like RUN in the DOS propt, but obviously it didn't work.
    So basically, how do I start the Win 98SE install?
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    strt up your comuter with the original win98 disc, and place your cd in your cd rom.
    when the floppy stops loading change to your cd rom drive and type setup

    voila
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    Yeah, depending on how modern your mobo is, you might be able to use the CD autoboot thing, which means you don't need the boot disk. But goig by what you have just said, I would say go with the windows 98 boot disk, select "start computer with CDrom support" and when it has finished booting, change to the CD drive by typing "D:" and pressing enter, (where "D" is the CD drive) Than, type setup..

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    Ok, all howto's suck,
    don't worry,
    What you need to do is...
    A> Hook everything up, its not hard, and all the cables go only one way. Make sure your ide chains have one master and one slave, or just a master.
    B. Plug that sucker in, make sure there is no smoke. If there is smoke, go to A
    C. Its gonna give you an error saying there is no OS. That is good
    D. Boot from the win98 cdrom. Make sure the cdrom is set at bootable in the Bios
    E. boot with cdrom support on the CD
    F. type fdisk at the prompt
    G. Create a primary Dos Partition taking up the whole HD
    H. set it as active
    I. exit fdisk
    J. Reboot computer, again use Cdrom to boot.
    K. type "Format C:"
    L. Then type "c:"
    M. Then "mkdir windows"
    N. then "copy d:\win98 c:\windows" assuming D is the cdrom. This copies all the drivers to the Harddisk, so setup goes much faster, and it will never, ever ask the win98 cdrom again.
    O. "cd C:\win98"
    P."setup"
    Q. Setup is simple, my grandmother could do it.
    Have fun.
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    my grandmother could do it.
    Have fun.
    Mine couldn't, my grandparents still haven't learned the art of using a mouse..
    Ya see, (this is really offtopic) they went out and bought a $220 modem, $180 scanner and $200 printer to use on their crusty P200 they they were diven that can't even play MP3s for some reason, I think it is the crusty inbuilt sound card..

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    steve671, I don't mean to sound condecending, but you don't know how to load Windows and you are building an MP3 player? Have you ever built a PC before, much less a custom one? If not, then there are some good how-tos at http://www.tomshardware.com and http://www.maximumpc.com . They should cover basically all you need to know for the building and setup of Windows.
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    Thanks a lot everyone, I will try again tonight.

    Aaron Cake: Nope I have never built a PC before
    I figure that people do it every day right, and with several books at my disposal and help from freindly people like all of you guys, I can probably get it to work.

    If there is anything else you guys can think of that might help me out, feel free to post it.

    Once again thanks for everyones help.
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    Now that is what I call diving in!! Most "dummy" books are really only good for reference. We all wish you good luck, and will do our best to help you out.
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    Originally posted by lstrunk:
    <STRONG>
    M. Then "mkdir windows"
    N. then "copy d:\win98 c:\windows" assuming D is the cdrom. This copies all the drivers to the Harddisk, so setup goes much faster, and it will never, ever ask the win98 cdrom again.
    O. "cd C:\win98"
    P."setup"
    Q. Setup is simple, my grandmother could do it.
    Have fun.</STRONG>
    Don't you mean
    M. Then "mkdir win98"
    N. then "copy d:\win98 c:\win98" assuming
    then type "cd win98"
    "setup"

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    nope, windows
    look in your c: directory
    there is no /win98
    it will ask you if its ok to overwrite the file in setup, and it is safe to do, because none of the files have duplicates
    its how I do all my machines, at home and school.
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