Failing to install W98 on an empty new disk
Posted on 2003-11-18
My PC went berserk, so I completely reformatted the HD and reinstalled W98 from an OEM rescue CD . The setup procedure failed. Scandisk showed the filesystem written was bad (and I did this procedure a number of times).
My conclusion was that the HD is bad.
I replaced the HD with a new one. FDISKed and formatted it. The HD seems OK when working in DOS.
Now this is what happens when I install from the formal MS W98 CD:
Consistently, after it tells you (at the beginning of the procedure) to boot from the HD, it fails.
When I run the installation again, Scandisk finds some problems and fixes them.
I try this many times, a couple of time I got a 'divide by 0' error.
Where is the problem? Is there some diagnostic on floppy that can help me?