Some related file I found suggests it’s a possible issue with the emm memory value. The setup routine autoconfigures everything, so if a compatible driver is there you shouldn’t need to tweak a thing. To my knowledge the only way to access the BIOS Computer Setup is by having the correct partition on your hard-drive which makes a little blinker show at the top-right of the screen upon boot up, in order to allow you to press F10 to access it. What went wrong with the CD? Joined Fri Mar 13, 5: You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum. Put the hdd back in the computer, it will boot to DOS, go in the win98 directory and start the installation.

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I tried ‘sys C: Joined Fri Mar 13, 5: Last edited by oeuvre on Then, take out the hdd and put it in another computer another laptop that can see the cd drive, an usb dock connected to eos modern pc, or whatevercopy the “win98” directory to the hdd.

No registered users and 3 guests. Page 1 of 1. Retrobuilder since WFW3. This disclaimer is brought to you thanks to the BSA. Sun May 15, Hi community, it’s been a while since I’ve started working on a vintage project! It may be that the Setup diskette will check that you have the correct model and refuse to work, in which case it may need patching but that is beyond my capabilities.


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Is there some way to replace the emulated floppy on the Windows installation disc with the proper drivers and edit the Autoexec. OTOH you could look into the config. I stuck an image on a hard-drive with Windows 98 pre-installed onto it and it all seemed to work great saving me lots of time in the long run – until finally figuring out lots of linkages stopped working and lots of things were erroring out driver conflict, memory issues, etc.

Return to General Old Hardware. Display posts from previous: No matter what I’ve tried or how many searches I’ve been through to try get it working I can’t seem to figure it out!

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But as long as any CD can boot and leaves you at a dos prompt, you can then remove that CD, insert the Win98 Cd and type setup, away you go! It was all mostly parts but I happily managed to recover it to a working state!


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Sun May cf51, 1: Tue May 10, Joined Mon Jan 04, Unfortunately without a working floppy drive this only makes it twice as difficult to complete. Users browsing this forum: What went wrong with the CD?

You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum. Then just make a boot disk for Windows 98 with the right drivers and off you go! Thanks for all your help! Sat Eos 14, 7: Any ideas how I can fix the MBR manually to work with the laptop?

Tue May 10, 5: All you really need is a cd-rw or a blank cd-r: I also tried booting into it from VirtualBox and it says the same ‘Missing operating system’ error.