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Win95/Win98 Setup Problem

When I try to run the setup from DOS for either Win95 or Win98 onto my Formatted hard drive the PC locksup after I accept the lisencing agreement?
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Adam LeinssCommented:
No SUWIN errors?  Try typing setup /?, it gives many troubleshooting switches that you can use.  You might want to try them all!  Also, look at the root directory (C:\) and see if there is a file called detlog.txt.  I believe this will show you the last thing that ran before the crash.  Might help pinpoint the problem.
try the following command string

setup /ie /im /is /iq /nr /c /ig /p g=3

Also, can you give some info regarding your hardware? CPU, RAM, System Brand (if any), Video card, Sound, Modem, CDROM manuf and speed, etc.

Are you running setup from the CDRom or from a location on the hard drive (i.e. did you copy all the cab files to the hard drive?)
If that drive was formatted and is clean and your original Win95 disks are OEM and you are installing from a CD_ROM and still have a problem, then it is very strange. I can see if you just copied the files to the Hard drive as possibly giving you a problem. Try this, on a clean HD, use a W98 boot disk, it allows you access to the cd rom,and try installing. If you use a Win 95 disk, it has to be configured to give you access and sometimes the cd-rom that is on it is not the one that you have, The Win 98 start up disk has a large selection and works like a charm weather you are installing window 95 0r 98.
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It could be that one of your hardware devices is having problems.

In your BIOS did you set the Plug and Play settings to use a Plug and Play OS? If not, can you change it to a Plug and Play OS instead of letting the BIOS set them?

Are you using a Cyrix processor? If so, you might want to use the wb16off.com program before running setup. It should be in the install directory of 95 or 98.

Did you scan your system for viruses before you installed Windows? Get a DOS command based scanner and see if you have some sort of virus. F-Prot works the best usually for DOS. Sometimes that Monkey/Stoned/Empire virus can halt a 95/98 installation dead in it's tracks.
Could be an incompatibility with the CDROM and/or its DOS drivers.  You could try copying the contents of the CD to the hard drive, then running setup from there.

I think that the problem is cause by
bios setting ,
beside the plug and play setting ,
I think you had accidentally set
Virus-protect On ,
with that setting ,
Whenever you edit/modify Master boot program/Record,,
errors come out.

And during a Win95/98 setup ,
It will modify your MBR setting during setup process.
That cause your problem

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