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Hello all, I was trying to reinstall windows-98 over the existing version and the "Copying windows-98 files to your computer" has been stuck at 65% for the past hour and a half. What I want to do is wipe the drive clean and start over. Should I manually shut the machine off because it's stuck at 65% first? Then can someone walk me through wiping the drive clean and reinstalling? Thanks, Jordan.
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
ID: 11914693
Hello JordanKingsley =)

If u really want to Format and Reinstall, then go ahead and restart ur system, then using a Startup floppy disk, u can format the hard drive and install a fresh copy of Win98 :)

For a Detail description, check the following site !!!!!!

Format and Reinstall Windows 95\98\ME:
http://www.burzurq.com/forum/format_reinstall.html

!! GOOD LUCK !!
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by:JordanKingsley
ID: 11914715
Hello Sheharyaar, even though those instructions are for Windows ME?
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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Yes.... instructions for installing Win98 and WinME are same.... u just need to follow the Basic Procedure.... i.e.

1. Get a Bootdisk (www.bootdisk.com)
2. Set the boot order in BIOS, and boot with this floppy
3. Choose Start With CDROM Support
4. Format ur hard drive
5. Insert Win98 CD, and run setup.exe from it
6. Follow the instructions on the screen and that will do the rest of the job for u :)
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by:JordanKingsley
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Ok, I'm formatting the drive now. Wish me luck. Can you check in here periodically in case I run into trouble?
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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yes im sitting right here for the next 8-9 hours.... can go out for just half an hour but not more that this :)
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by:JordanKingsley
ID: 11914868
lol, ok thanks ;)
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by:JordanKingsley
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What do they mean by "A volume label" ?
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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i mean they are asking abt Labelling ur drive, means if u want to label(give a specific name) to the drive....
if u hit enter, it will not give any name, and will leave it with standard name, i.e Local Disk !!!!
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by:JordanKingsley
ID: 11914992
I clicked E:\ Setup and it took me to E:\>_, do I type Setup again or just hit enter? The instructions don't say.
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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for changing to E:\> u have to type E:  (hit enter)
the prompt will change to E:\>
now type setup.exe and hit enter

it shud start the setup program present in the root of E: drive (ur cdrom drive)
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by:JordanKingsley
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ScanDisk checked the following Drives: (No errors on any) View Log or Exit?
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by:JordanKingsley
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Ok I got it
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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good :)
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by:JordanKingsley
ID: 11915330
Ok all done. One quick question for you. Why wont it let me change my display properties in the settings past 640 x 480?
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
ID: 11915355
that's good :)

and now the resolution problem is due to perfect drivers,,, u have to install the drivers for all the hardwares attached to ur system, and it will correct all the rest problem for u :)

And if u dont know the make and model number of ur hardwares, then Download this utility and install it,

EVEREST Home Edition:
http://www.lavalys.com/products/download.php?pid=1&lang=en&pageid=3

it will give u a list of all the hardware attached to ur system, note down the correct
version and make of ur required device, and then search for the appropiate drivers either on
the manufacturere site, or u can also find them on www.driverguide.com

post back if u have any more question :)
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by:JordanKingsley
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That's a great little piece of software. With it, under Display what will tell me which driver I'll need?
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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it will tell the make and model number of the video card... and u need to either goto manufacturer's site or on www.driverguide.com for downloading the required drivers :)
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by:JordanKingsley
ID: 11915631
What I meant was where will it tell me that? I've been looking
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SheharyaarSaahil earned 2000 total points
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look here >> http://www.lavalys.com/products/screenshots/he_shots/images/everest_he_shot_01_eng.gif

under DSIPLAY section, its showing the make and model of the Video card and same as under Multimedia its showing sound card's information..... u can check like this as well :)
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by:JordanKingsley
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You've more than earned these points Sheharyaar. I'll figure it out somehow. Thanks so much !
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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^_^
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