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I'm having trouble understanding the install process of windows 98

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I want to start using old computer so i can play the old game on there original way,so i went out looking for a old computer. after a while of looking for a computer i found a Pentium 3 pc , I don't know all the specifics but this is what it is from what ive seen


Pentium iii

about 200 mb ram 

ati video card(3d rage)

netgear network card 

sound card 

40 gb fat 32

floppy drive

cd rom -rw


When i boot the computer i see this


i dont know the exact reason why this is happening but i think all i have to do is get a copy of windows 98 right ?

if you need pictures of the bios or information just ask because i know you guys are very good at this.





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The install process of Windows 98 usually requires a Windows 98 CD. If you don't have a Windows 98 CD, and you haven't bothered inserting it into the CD-Rom, then your problem isn't a Windows 98 installtion, but lack of operating system.

Your pictures are too large for dial-up, but I viewed the top portions. All I see is some BIOS information, and I saw some external and internal pictures of your computer. Those are all fine and dandy, but they tell me absolutely nothing about whether or not your Windows 98 installation is working.

Here are some tips:

-If you turn your computer on and it says, "non system disk or disk error" then that means DOS or Windows IS NOT installed. Therefore the hard drive is empty.

-If you turn your computer on and some sort of Windows logo appears, then that means you have SOMETHING installed on your computer.

-If you turn your computer on, and absolutely nothing happens, then you may need to return your computer, because it's probably broken in some way or another.

So, in conclusion, there are to LIKELY possibilties.... (1) when you turn the computer on, if DOS or Windows isn't installed, you'll get a "Non system disk or disk error" statement. Or (2) some operating system will start up.

The third possibility, nothing happens when computer is started, will require more work.

P.S. IF you don't even have the Windows 98 CD, then why are you asking about the "install process of Windows 98?"

Basically, if you have the CD, all you need to do is start your computer, insert the CD, then restart the computer.

P.S.S. IF there is a different version of windows already installed, you'll need to FDISK or REFORMAT the hard drive before installing Windows 98.

Edited by LostInSpace2012, Today, 03:01 AM.

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