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98 not booting

Did a low level format from bios, windows 98 boot disc, not functioning, have only upgrade version of 98se cd...what Do I do?
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
you need to purchase a copy of windows 95 or MSDOS your best bet is get on ebay :/
Use a full version CD key.  Should work.  There are PLENTY out there, and then just change it back after you install.  
Doing a low level format wich puts 'zeros and ones' on the hard drive whioch normally is nt needed.

Now you need a boot disk to do a fdisk and then format the HD. If you only have an up grade copy go to e-bay as mentioned above or half.com and get a win95 cd rom or a win 98 cd rom for about 35 dollars. I do not know if one can go from win 95 directly to win 98SE.

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If you have access to another working computer, you can basically find a copy of the Windows CD in the C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\INSTALL directory and go from there.
dhsindyRetired considering supplemental income.Commented:
gonzal13 said, don't know if one can go form Win95 to Win98SE.

I had a registered version of Win95 OEM and went directly to Win98SE upgrade.  Since then have installed IE 6 SP1 - which was more problem than the Windows upgrade.  NOTE: If you are running a utility that protects erased files - like Norton Recycle Bin protection - turn it off because it will interfere with replacement of system files.

thanks for the information. I shall add it to my computer file in my mind for future reference.

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