Win 98SE install freeze while "checking for necessary disk space"
Posted on 2001-06-26
I am installing Win 98 SE on a pc with a new 600 mhz
Celeron processor, 64mg rams and 8.4 gb newly formatted
hd. Each time I get to the setup screen that say "checking
for available disk space" it locks up at 58%. I have tried
repartiitoning so that I am installing on a 1.5 gb
partition in case this was being cause by the over 8gb hd.
I have tried using a different cd also but to no avail.
Anybody ever run into this before? Or have any suggestions?
This IS NOT during presetup scandisk, that runs fine. This is after you get to the Windows Setup windows. You get a welcome screen, then a windows is preparing the setup wizard. Then you choose the directory where you want to install c:\windows. The the next windows says "Preparing Directory". Is runs 2 meters; "Checking for installed components" and goes through that to 100% just fine, and "Checking for available disk space". This is the one that freezes at 58% everytime.
I used fdisk to partition the drive.