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Posted: 12/10/2001 6:06:25 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 6:10:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 6:13:10 AM EDT
Before bootable cdroms, it sometimes was a hassle to format the drive and then reload from a cdrom. You needed the cdrom drivers etc. Now it is super simple. Format the drive and pop in the new operating system cd. Make sure your system is setup in bios to boot to cdrom. PS. Don't use ME. ME is the worst operating system known. Use Win2k pro. If you don't have Win2k, use 98se or 98 over Me.
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 6:23:06 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 6:52:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 8:07:25 AM EDT
If you need a Windows 98SE boot disk, here's one I put together earlier this year: http://[url]http://www.mindspring.com/~steel_rat/win98se_boot.exe[/url] Save it to disk, put a blank floppy in the drive and double-click on the filename. In a few seconds you'll have a bootable floppy that will FDISK and FORMAT your drive, and it will also autodetect your CD-ROM as "R:" (in case you have a bunch of disk partitions). What I do is create a subdirectory on C: called "Win98.cd" and copy all the files from R:\Win98\ onto C:\Win98.cd\ and run setup.exe from there. It saves a lot of hassles and you'll never have to re-insert the Windoze CD any time you need a driver, install new hardware, etc. A couple other surprizes on the floppy are 2 registry hacks - Remember how Win95 used to create columns of Programs from the Start Menu? For some reason Win98 makes you scroll up and down instead. I hate that. But "menuscroll.reg" will fix it. The other one - "maxcashe.reg" - creates 3 more levels of system and disk cashe that will speed up your system dramatically!!! (If you don't like it, you can always change the setting back under My Computer/Properties/Performance/File System.) If you're worried what's in these, they're just text files so open them with Notepad and you can see what I'm doing. Double-clicking will add them to your registry. Anyone who wants this is welcome to it. If you just need the reg hacks, they're here: http://[url]http://www.mindspring.com/~steel_rat/Registry/[/url] You may have to right-click and select "Save Link As.." to save them to disk. Remember - these are for Windows 98 Second Edition only.
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