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When i set cd rom as my first boot device and if i restart my pc its not booting through cd(for win98 installation)

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1, Check if your cd-rom is reading properly, You can do that by connecting the cd-rom to another computer
2. Hope it's the first point because if not, than it's not the cd-rom the problem but the main comptroller on the motherboard. If this is the case then the only alternative is replacing the motherboard.

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secondly you are able to restore if you insert the origional win98 cd rom and reboot the pc.( you may need to alter the settings within the bios.
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