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Bryan
19-12-2006, 10:46 AM
I am trying to setup my old 486 with Win98SE for the grand-kids.

The HDD is only 6g and of course is a little old. The g/k we thought had mucked about a bit in the sys files as several were corrupted or missing.

I formatted the HDD and loaded Win98 and then after re-booting applied the WIN98SE upgrade. This caused similar problems such as corrupted/missing files. I have tried 3-4 times, same result.

I guess that the HDD is beggered and I should replace it. Am I right?

Bryan.

pctek
19-12-2006, 10:53 AM
Format the drive.
Install Windows from the CD.

If the drive has problems you will get errors etc at any stage of these processes, not just after you do some update.

Once Windows is installed install the drivers for the motherboard chipset, modem, sound, graphics etc etc.

Then if it will be connected to the internet, install a firewall, anti-virus and antispywares.
Then leave it alone!

zqwerty
19-12-2006, 01:25 PM
http://exuberant.ms11.net/98sesp.html

dolby digital
19-12-2006, 01:47 PM
People are giving away Pentium I's (mind you, never when I'm around). If you are around Wgtn, I could give you one (I'm sure your 486 is a lively pc ;)

SolMiester
19-12-2006, 01:54 PM
I have about a dozen Plll 500-800 with 256RAM 4G HDD and 15' monitors left over from our office upgrade. I'm in Napier and if anyone would like 1, I'm sure my boss would be pleased to get them out of our storage shed......PM me

drcspy
19-12-2006, 04:53 PM
I guess that the HDD is beggered and I should replace it. Am I right?

man I HATE people that guess...........(dont take that personally ok )........there's NO point in GUESSING.............download and run a FREE manufacturers diagnostic program.........DONT guess........find out.....a tech wont/shouldn't 'guess' ...........

tweak'e
19-12-2006, 05:37 PM
couple of things.

firstly don't install 981st ed then upgrade it to 98se. simply install the 98se.

2ndly, more importantly don't install 98 on a 486. win95 runs slow enough. upgrade pc or use 95.