In another thread, I mentioned that MS-Word crashes my computer, claiming that there are insufficient resources to run it. This began happening a couple of weeks ago. Since my computer has been acting up for quite some time, I’ve decided to replace the hard drive and re-install Win98. I want to re-install Win98 instead of a newer OS because I already have the Win98 discs that came with the computer.
I bought an 80gig external hard drive. I have taken the hard drive out of its case, and have put it into the computer. Right now, I’m using the original 20gig hard drive, which is just dangling.
I went to www.bootdisk.com and downloaded the Win98 OEM boot disc. It will not work in my laptop (which still has Win95 on it), nor on this computer. I get a ‘non-system disc’ error.
I’m told that I can boot from a CD. Unfortunately, one of the nagging problems I’m having with the computer is that the CD-ROM drive won’t activate. Now, I’ve used Gateway Go-Back in the past, and it has occasionally gotten the CD-ROM to work. But that option will wipe out some files I need.
I tried using the Norton Rescue Disc option, but it’s asking for nine floppies. I can only find one.
Any suggestions that will allow me to boot from a single floppy, which presumably would allow me to re-install Win98 from the CD onto the new drive?