why is windows 98 setup cd is just dragging along
Posted on 2004-08-11
I'm trying to install windows 98 on my system.......it's taking hours (at least 10) for scandisk to check the file allocation tables, then after that is done, it takes another few hours for scandisk to check & fix/repair the directory structure.......I don't have access to my floppy drive, and the hard drive is from another computer with windows me already installed on it.........now I want 98 on this hdd instead of windows me........but why is it taking hours/days to get this thing loaded?
then about 50% of the way of checking & repairing/fixing the directory structure, it gets to a point where I'm prompted to hit enter to repair a certain file or escape to exit......well, here's the kicker......I've clicked this continue & repair button for 30 times at least on the same file path with the same file & option comming up each time after it attempts to fix the problem.......thinking that the problem is incorrectible, I hit exit only to be taken back to the original beginning of setup.......
I just got off this site yesterday trying to figure out why my motherboard wasn't booting up......now this.......any suggestions? (no I'm not throwing anything away.....lol)