win98 restore on formatted hd?

  jimity 15:05 13 Feb 05
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i have been given a old dell(L733r) that has had its hard disk formatted. i want to install win98se using its original dell restore disk. can this be done? or do i have to buy a complete copy of windows? i have looked at this restore disk through dos but i cant find a utility to install from dos.any help would be much appreciated,

  fuzzyone 15:11 13 Feb 05

jimity,

unless there is a hidden partition on the hard drive, you will have to get another copy of win 98.

Have you tried booting up to the restore disc.?

  fuzzyone 15:13 13 Feb 05

jimity,

sorry, just reread your post.

Boot into your bios, go to advanced options, and change the first boot up option to cd rom, (insert the restore disk into the cd rom first)

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