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Help! Windows 98 Installation Problem
smr2500 Feb-06-01 06:08 PM
Hi everyone,

I was experiencing major problems with my Windows 98, and some advice, I was told to wipe clean my hard drive with fdisk, and then install either Win 95 or 98 (I have both). After unsuccessfully trying to install Win 95, I installed 98, but I have a couple of problems. First, the driver for my monitor is incorrect (only allows for 2 or 16 colors, while before I had a choice of 256 and higher). Second, the computer cannot seem to locate a modem. I custom installed Windows, and I did not choose the Dial-Up options. Should I re-install and just use typical? Would this solve it all? Should I be aware of anything else in my future that may throw be for a loop? ANY help would be so appreciated. Thanks.

Steve


1. RE: Help! Windows 98 Installation Problem
lbyard Feb-06-01 08:03 PM
In response to message 0
I was experiencing major problems with my Windows 98, and some advice, I was told to wipe clean my hard drive with fdisk, and then install either Win 95 or 98 (I have both). After unsuccessfully trying to install Win 95, I installed 98, but I have a couple of problems. First, the driver for my monitor is incorrect (only allows for 2 or 16 colors, while before I had a choice of 256 and higher). Second, the computer cannot seem to locate a modem. I custom installed Windows, and I did not choose the Dial-Up options. Should I re-install and just use typical? Would this solve it all? Should I be aware of anything else in my future that may throw be for a loop? ANY help would be so appreciated. Thanks.

Uninstalling a reinstalling Windows repeatedly is usually a big waste of time. Often the problem is not fixed or new ones are introduced. However, I can’t tell what state your computer is in and do recommend “going back to bare metal.” Use the most recent version of Windows you have. If you have not got one, make a Startup floppy that works with your CD-ROM drive per http://duxcw.com/digest/Fromshop/software/windows/startup/startup.htm. Use fdisk and remove all partitions on the hard disk (I am assuming that you do not have any data on the hard disk that you want to keep). At this point I would usually remove all expansion boards except video. Follow the instructions at http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/software/windows/upgrade/intro.htm and install Windows with the Typical options. Use Method One. Install the display adapter software. Please come back at this point with a list of anything that is wrong. Larry


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