No O/S. How can I start my old computer.

  Taurus 15 Mar 12
Locked

Hi everyone, I have just reformatted the HDD on an old Mesh machine I have acquired in order to install Win 98 (to play 7th guest etc). It required me to use the XP disc to do the reformat which I did and then i removed that and replaced it with a 98 disc but the machine is refusing to start from it of from indeed, the XP disc. I just get a message to remove media and press any key to restart. Pressing any key, with or without media, just causes the same message to be repeated. I have no floppy disks so I can't make a 98 boot-disk, is there anything I can do? Any help would be much appreciated.

  lotvic 15 Mar 12

W98 requires formatting to FAT32 not NTFS.

You can download a boot cd instead of a floppy, haven't got the link handy but either google for one or maybe someone will post a link on here. Ultimate Boot CD I think is the one you want.

  Taurus 15 Mar 12

Thanks lotvic, I'm downloading Ultimate Boot CD as i write, I will post again with results.

  bremner 15 Mar 12

Microsoft Support

Click on the above link for a walkthrough from Microsoft

  loonogs 16 Mar 12

Have you got sorted out ?

Advertisement

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Windows 10 Home vs Windows 10 Pro comparison: Here are the extra features you get in the Pro version

Behind the scenes at Silverstone, the 70th British Grand Prix: Hisense starts UK push with Red…

How Found created this skateboard, bike and parkour stunts-laden, single-take car ad

Apple Pay UK launch date, UK user guide and participating UK banks | Apple Pay to launch in UK on 1?…

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message