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  1. #1
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    Default dumb ?? steps for loading os

    I'm trying to load 98se onto my kids computer I've formated the hdd i've got the start up disk and the cd rom but now i'm stuck what needs to be done to the hdd to load the os.all advice will be great thanks.
    ps sorry for the dumb question

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    Modulator Greg's Avatar
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    Default Re: dumb ?? steps for loading os

    It's generally a fairly easy step-through process. First thing... what happens if you insert the disk and restart the computer? It should start the installation process and you just follow the on-screen instructions.
    Bugger the cancer. I'm suffering from terminal inertia.

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    Senior Member pctek's Avatar
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    Default Re: dumb ?? steps for loading os

    Boot off the floppy. You'll get a command prompt.

    Then type


    Where D: is the letter of your cd drive)

    It will start........

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    tweakedgeek tweak'e's Avatar
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    Default Re: dumb ?? steps for loading os

    you will need to partition and format the drive first.
    Tweak it till it breaks

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    Mostly harmless member kingdragonfly's Avatar
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    Default Re: dumb ?? steps for loading os

    If you've goten a C:\> prompt, pctek is right.

    Sometime it can be tricky to see the CD drive, if you've done this type of boot.

    It's usually easier to do one of the following:

    * boot from the CD (may require BIOS setting change)
    * use the Windows 98 boot floppies, which will load the CD drivers.

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