Was told I need a new HD on my T3504 so I put one in
Refomatted the hard drive using Windows 98 cd, that took an hour but when I tryed to use the T3504 Restore CD I got a blue screen with 0XC0000263 so I went back and installed Windows 98 3nd Ed. now it is doing the same thing as it was doing before I put in the new hard drive that is Windows starts booting but then it shuts down and reboots, and then repeats. I got as far as interring the windows key numbers which it accepts but it then reboots. I thought if I got a windows OS installed fully maybe the T3504 restore CD would work. Now I think there may be more work with the PC. Thanks John
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Installing Windows 98, is you need a start-up disk (floppy disk) first before you can use the Windows 98 cd. The start-up disk will perform the partitioning and formatting of the HD...doing this, you have to boot from floppy drive first---after partitioning and formatting, you have change again the boot sequence to boot from cd then you can start the installation of Windows 98.
Do you want to replaced the main HD or add a new one? If you want to replace the main one, buy a Hard drive under 160 gigs. I cant remember but 98 can not deal with a bigger one, you will have to cut it up or Partition it. Partition it down to 20 gig each. Do you have your Org. win 98 install disk? Get a setup program with the HD you buy. That program should let you Partition it and also format it to use with 98 or fat32. Once installed in the computer set the HD to master with switches located on the drive (small jumpers) As it boots up look for press DEL to enter setup. Get into the BIOS program and ck to see it it will locate your new hard drive you might have to set heads and scetors so make a note of the stamped on the drive. Once the BIOS has found the drive it is a matter of format w/ copy the command comm program from win98 you will have to have a good win 98 set up disk. Once you have formated the drive with fat32 and copied commamd.com you will need to install CD/Rom drivers you might have to find a good old win98 starup disk to boot up the cd. you might find a good old floppy with a cd intall on it at a local computer shop. if using an old win98 startup disk you can then put in the cd and at the Prompt type in cd win98 then type in setup and that should be a good start.
If XP will not install from the CD or if you have a new drive with no operating system onit yet try these:
Install Windows XP from the hard drive with Windows 98 already installed:
Boot Windows 98 Insert the XP CD into your CD reader Explore Windows XP through My Computer Copy i386 folder to C:\ Go into C:\i386 folder and double click on winnt32.exe to launch the setup from the hard drive
Install Windows XP from DOS (ie. no OS on a new hard drive):
Boot with a Windows 98 Start Up disk Insert the Windows 98 CD into the CD reader Run smartdrv.exe from the Win98 directory on the windows 98 CD (file caching) Type cd.. to back up to the root directory Insert Windows XP CD into the CD reader Copy the i386 folder to C:\ Go into C:\i386 folder on C: and type winnt.exe to launch the setup from the hard drive.
i suspect you need both because the cd is not a bootable one. download a win 98 boot disk from www.bootdisks.com it will allow you to boot to dos.... then you change to the cd rom drive letter.. usually D: ... tho sometimes even X: and then type setup... that should start the restore.
i have p1 express dual, i have put windows 7 ,2 gb ram , and upgrade HD to 250 7200rpm, i only have to run a cd so i update the bios. my email is email@example.com it took me many hours of searching to find it, i ll send it to anybody i dont believe that even lg company has that bios, is from ''phoenix''
Two possible reasons: 1. Since the Win98 PC hasn't been used for some time, it can be assumed that somehow the CMOS/BIOS has reverted to default values including its recognition of what HD is installed (or in this case failure to recognize the HD). What needs to be done is the let the PC detect what HD is installed. To do this, on most PCs you need to press "Del" key on boot up (when prompted by a bottom screen display of "Press Del to change BIOS values".... or something like that. Somewhere, there should be an option to manually detect the HD, save setting exit, reboot. 2. If the above does not detect the HD and boot, it may be that the HD has suffered physical/hardware fault such as stuck spindle motor or something else. In some instances, it maybe the IDE cable or even the 4-wire power connector.
Hope this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
you can set the partitions in f-disk on the start up disk of windows 98, reset partitions to 32, format c: drive, take out disk and put in windows 98 cd. and restart computer. your done. windows 98 cd will install. your up and running. please give me a fixya rateing. Thanks farren