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I've run into a problem in trying to load a clean Win98 over Win 95 - I have formatted c: drive as suggested (side query - I originally had to split my hard disk into c and d drives - should I format D also?). However my problem now is when it boots it comes up with a message "Searching for Boot Record from IDE-0..OK", then on the next line when it tries to read the Win 98 install boot disk (3.5" floppy) it says: "Invalid system disk
Replace the disk, and press any key".

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Try making the floppy the first boot device in the BIOS.
The floppy disk might be bad. Try on another system to check it.
The floppy drive might be dirty or bad.  Clean or replace.
Cable might be lose or bad.  Check that it is firmly connected or replace.
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by:LucF
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You said you have formatted the drive, so that shouldn't be a problem as no traces of win95 should be left. Try booting from your win98 cd-rom to start the installation proces, set the first bootdevice in the bios to cd-rom. If your computer won't boot from cd-rom, and you can't boot from this bootdisk you have, get a new one from http://www.bootdisk.com

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LucF
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Sounds good, but can you tell me how I can modify BIOS, do I interrupt the boot from the start?
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Yes. it should tell you to press a key or key combo ( usually Delete or one of the F keys ), right after the memory count, to go into the BIOS.
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by:LucF
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Inside the bios you should find a list of bootdevices wich you should put in the right order.
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by:mike_broph
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OK -it worked and 've loaded from the CDROM, but in the load it appears to have missed a whole stack of DLLs and EXE files, eg icmp.dll, routetab.dll, secur.dll, services, ftp.exe, hosts.sam, ipconfig.exe, ping.exe, wshtcp.vxd etc etc, about 50 files in all and now wont let me connect to the internet. These files did not appear to be on the Win98 setup CD. Any ideas??
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by:LucF
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Try: Start => run => type "sfc /scannow" (without the quotes) and press enter.
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Its come up with a missing file "setupx.dll" but its not in the precopy folder or on the install cd
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Click on the START>RUN, then type   SFC  and click extract one file on the screen that comes up, then the    setupx.dll   in the box,  and see if that will find it.  Don't forget to have the CD in place.
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If you still can't find it, you can get it here: http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?setupx
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