Originally Posted by WATERBOY
Everything Was Fine Until I Formatted The Hard Drive
Hmmmm. Been a long time since I worked on WIN98. Here comes a buch of STUPID questions.......
1). How many CD drives do you have on the machine?
2). Are you using the original WIN-98 "Boot/Install/Startup" diskette? Make sure that this diskette matches the version of WN-98 that is on the CD-ROM.
3). How many HDDs do you have on the system.
4). Did you try Drive E: as the CD drive -vs- Drive D: I remember this being a "quirky thing".
5). Is the WIN98 OS CD-ROM actually in the drive?
6). Try cleaning the win98 CD-ROM - ESPECIALLY IF YOU SMOKE (I DO) and haven't used the disk in a long time. Remember wipe from center to outside and not circular!!!! Make sure it is dry before using!!!
7). Might try "very very very gently cleaning the 'eye' of the CD 'head'".
8). Is your CD Drive an ATAPI one? Might have mispelled this.
If you have 1 CD and 1 HDD, I'd try #4 after #5, 6, and 7 (see above).
It "kind of" looks like the WIN-98 drivers don't like you CD-ROM for one reason or another.
Please let me know what happens.