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Old 05-10-04, 10:36
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Hello, I have really messed my computer up. It will not boot up Windows 98. It will get to a C: prompt but I can't get it past that. Can someone walk me through to get me to my desk top? I tried uninstalling 98 and reinstalling it and this is where it has gotten. I am not that great with a computer I only know a little. Please help!
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Old 05-10-04, 11:03
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Hi motherbird. 1st thing is to change your boot set up in your bios.

If your booting from a floppy you need to set 1st boot device to floppy and

if your booting from the windows disk your need to set 1st boot device cdrom
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I'm still only getting to a c: prompt. What do I type in?
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Try D:\setup
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Nope, says CDR101 Not redaing drive D
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Hi Motherbird, being fairly new to MG myself and very new to windows machines I may or may not be able to assist. Welcome to the board.

I have a couple questions though. Do you need to save any info on your computer?
Do you have a boot disk 3.5 floppy for the windows 98?
And what originally happened tp cause you to uninstall reinstall 98?
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Old 05-10-04, 13:04
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Good questions Magoo........... and ones well worth waiting for the answer before any other steps are tried.


How did you uninstall 98? and when re-installing did you get all of the setup screens and serial number entering screen?
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