Cannot Install Win98
Posted on 2001-08-07
Cannot install Win98. Here are the specifics:
Custom built AMD Thunderbird 850 Mhz on a Shuttle motherboard using the VIA Apollo KT133 PCI Chipset.
Two Hard Drives, One Master, One Slave, both on the same channel. Western Digital.
128 Meg of RAM
48X CDROM and a Burner on the secondary channel.
Machine had been running perfectly until the customer deleted a number of programs, versus uninstalling them. Brought the unit in have the Master drive reformatted and Win98 reinstalled.
To be safe I blew out the partition and using FDISK repartitioned it.
Reformatted the drive.
Rebooted the computer using the Win98 boot disk. After the completion of scan disk the normal window popped up informing me that Windows was preparing to copy the installation files to C drive. At that point approx 10 seconds goes by and the installation process stops and returns to the A prompt again.