reinstalling windows 98

  shuggee 21:09 14 Oct 03

My floppy drive is broken and i want to reformat and reinstall windows 98.

Can anyone tell me if it is possible to do this without a floppy drive, just using the CD drive (I have a CD rewriter)

If it is possible, can you tell me where i can get instructions on how to do it.

Thanks very much in anticipation


  mark500 21:16 14 Oct 03

I am 99% sure Win98SE CD's are bootable providing you have the option to make CD drive first boot device in BIOS.

  shuggee 21:49 14 Oct 03

thanks for the information mark. i'll give it a go

  woodchip 23:53 14 Oct 03

You need to format the drive if you want a clean install

  smegs 01:30 15 Oct 03

Start your PC in DOS mode, type in FORMAT C: /S . This will format your HDrive without floppy. "S" is telling the Pc to leave the system files on.

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