win98se laptop install

I'm trying to install win98se on an old compaq presario 1242
originally had win98
i've done a format thru fdisk
i've booted with boot disk and started to install.
it gets to 24% then tells me i've interupted a cab file being transferred to the h.d.
i've touched NOTHING!

tried this several times with same thing happening....

any ideas?

ta in advance

sledgeAsked:
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greyknight17Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Boot from the bootdisk and at the prompt copy the cab files in the win98 folder to the c: drive.  So at the prompt type in something like:

copy d:\win98\*.cab c:\cab

replace d: with whatever is your cd drive letter and replace win98 if it's called differently.  All the cab files should be in the root of the win98 folder.

After you copied it over to the cab folder in the c: drive, run the setup file and see if it could install from there.

Hope that helps.
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LucFConnect With a Mentor EMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Hi sledge,

Try cleaning the cd-rom. If that doesn't work, try copying the contents of D:\win9x (cd-rom) to some folder on the harddisk (c:\win9x)
Now try installing from there.

Greetings,

LucF
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blue_zeeConnect With a Mentor Commented:

Maybe a "format c:" can help?

Zee

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sledgeAuthor Commented:
on closer inspection:
a scratch on the cd.

sorry

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