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Have a old thinkpad which continously boots to dos.tried 98 boot disk it didn't work how do I get it to start to win98 already partitioned and formatted hdd still no change

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  • njromain Apr 17, 2008

    It was designed for win 98 or win nt. the only thing I can access is the directory of A: and C:even got 98 setup on cd , it wouldn't install in dos mode. formats from floppy fine but goes back to existing problem.all the devices function properly. the cdrom driver even loads from boot disks.

  • njromain Apr 17, 2008

    I will try it thank you Ownij

  • njromain Apr 19, 2008

    You were absolutely right it finally began to load win 98 first edition
    but 28% of install it froze I believe it's a hard drive issue but finding a hd with such low capacity mighe be difficult

    NJRomain

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It may only be compatible with a specific Windows, such as Windows 95 and cannot work on a newer OS. Or it may be the other way around, and it needs Windows ME or newer to function.

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    Chris Morse Apr 17, 2008

    If it was designed for win98, then it may not work on 98 2nd edition or anything past the original win 98.

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