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HELP I have a non-booting Compaq Armada 1510DM (this is the closest, 1500c i could find,)It says with my 98se disk that there isn't enough space on the harddrive for 98, but the harddrive is a gb. it was running 95, tried to install 98 and now i get nothing. I tried the options , primary extended etc, and got a 98 boot floppy, but i can't get anywhere. Do you know what the problem is?

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    john doe May 30, 2008

    I get to E:\, but when i try to type cd Win98, it says Invalid Directory, and I do have a Real Genuine windows 98se disk, and i wish to make a clean install, but it says there isn't enough room and won't even start the installer. the harddrive is 1gb, isn't that enough?

  • john doe
    john doe May 31, 2008

    All of a sudden, it just installed and works now. Thanks for your help!

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Are you trying to upgrade 95 to 98SE or just new install of 98.
What you may have to do is

  1. insert win 98 boot floppy
  2. boot with cdrom support
  3. at the prompt change to cd drive E:\ (press enter)
  4. at the E:\ prompt type cd Win98 (press enter)
  5. at the E:\Win98 prompt type format C:\ (press enter)
  6. confirm all data will be erased
  7. reboot with floppy in and at the a:\ prompt run FDISK to see if the full size of the hard drive is available. (option 4)
  8. If everything is normal exit fdisk reboot with floppy, choose with cdrom support, type in the cdrom drive letter (usually e) and cd Win98(change directory Win98)
  9. at the win98 prompt type setup (press enter) and follow the prompts.

Posted on May 30, 2008

  • Mark Williams
    Mark Williams May 31, 2008

    That is enough. when you boot from the floppy and load the drivers for the cdrom, does it detect the cdrom and if so what drive letter does it give you.

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