installing windows 98 se on an old pc
Posted on 2003-10-30
I heritated an old computer, don't know what has been done with it, but it was formated when I got it. I am trying to install windows 98 se on it but it doesn't want to read from the cdrom. When starting up, it says that the cd rom drive is installed 00XFD1 E. I don't find anything under e-drive though. I have to start the computer up with a start disk. I found out that the cd rom is installed under H:\. Although the commands "scandisk" or "dir" are not able to read the station, it says: "cdr101 : not ready, buzy reading station H" - then after a while it gives me the option: abort, try again, failure"
How can I have it read my cd rom drive and then have windows installed again?
PS I also checked the bios - I don't have an option to set the cd rom as first bootable device
can anyone help?