How to reinstall OEM Windows 98 SE?

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I'm trying to install Windows 98 SE on an old PC and it's not going well. I run into this problem.

Searching for Boot Record from Floppy..OK
Starting Windows 98...


TOSHIBA Enhanced-IDE CD/DVD-ROM Device Driver (ATAPI) Version 2.24
  (C)Copyright Toshiba Corp. 1995-1999. All rights reserved.
        Device Name     : TOSCD001
        Number of units : 1

MSCDEX Version 2.25
Copyright (C) MIcrosoft Corp. 1986-1995. All rights reserved.
       Drive Z: = Driver TOSCD001 unit 0
TOSHIBA MACHINE
Invalid drive specification
Path not found - C:\TOOLS\CDROMDRV.SYS
Invalid drive specification
Invalid drive specification

After that last line, it leaves me at a bitmap image displaying instructions to reboot with Ctrl+Alt+Del. It doesn't say why I have to reboot, and it doesn't state any error type, it just want's me to reboot for no apparent reason. After reboot, it just boots up from Floppy again and it cycles through the same thing all over again.

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The computer has been restored to original specification. Original system recovery "CD-ROM" discs are available and they are not scratched or anything, they are in very good condition. It's a set of 3 CDs, and the first disc labeled "1/3" should be the one holding the OEM version of Windows 98 SE. There is also a boot disk for Windows 98. I'm not sure what the other two discs are for. This computer came with three language support, so those could be holding different language versions or additional OEM discs. But I'm quite sure that the first disc holds the main operating system.

BIOS has been set to optimized defaults. Boot priority is as follows; Floppy, IDE-0, CD-ROM.

Under Standard CMOS settings, BIOS scans and autoconfigures both the hard drive and the CD/DVD drive. On POST it finds them both, and it finds the DOS bootdisk and starts preparing for installation, as you can see above. So what's this "invalid drive specification" about? Why isn't the installation starting?

Updates


Update 1

Booting from CD disc 2

In desperation I tried booting from the second CD. Boot order was; Floppy, CD-ROM, IDE-0. It boots normally from floppy disk, just like above, but then returns following.

File not found - Z:\3LNGINST\TOOLS\PARTINFO.TXT

I accidentally pressed some key on the keyboard, and before I knew it, the following screen showed up.

      Create Primary DOS Partition



Current fixed disk drive: 1


Verifying drive integrity,  16% complete.

After completion another screen showed up.

      Create Primary DOS Partition

Current fixed disk drive: 1

Do you wish to use the maximum available size for a Primary DOS Partition
and make the partition active (Y/N)?....................? [Y]

Verifying drive integrity,  7% complete.

I didn't choose Yes, it was set automatically. After completion the computer was automatically rebooted. Then I got a new screen. This is in Norwegian/Swedish/Finnish. Here's the message in Swedish.

Hårddisken är inte klar för återställning av programvara.
Installationsprogrammet måste skapa nya partitioner (C:, D:, ...).

VARNING! ALLT INNEHÅLL PÅ HÅRDDISKEN KOMMER ATT RADERAS!

Tryck på en tangent om du vill fortsätta (eller CTRL-C för att avbryta).

Let me translate that.

Hard drive is not ready for restoring the software.
Setup program has to create new partitions (C:, D:, ...).

WARNING! ALL CONTENTS ON THE HARD DRIVE WILL BE ERASED!

Press any key to continue (or CTRL-C to cancel).

I pressed Enter and it started formatting the hard drive.

WARNING, ALL DATA ON NON-REMOVABLE DISK
DRIVE c: WILL BE LOST!
Proceed with Format (Y/N)?y


Formatting 14,67.53M
  1 percent completed.

It automatically sets the "y" option and starts formatting.

Rebooting with CD disc 1

After completing this operation it rebooted automatically. I inserted CD disc 1 and there was no issue with "invalid drive specification" anymore. Instead, a bitmap menu was displayed where it asked me to choose a language. And I thought I had it there for a while but it didn't work out.

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After choosing the language, another menu was displayed asking me to choose a type of recovery (restore pre-installed software OR restore hard drive partitions and pre-installed software).

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I opted for the second option.

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Then a data destruction warning showed up where I just pressed 1 to Continue. It did something and then just rebooted and the same formatting screen shows up as before. So something is not right. Am I doing it wrong?

I seem to have come past the CD-ROM driver issue at least. But now I'm stuck with this problem... it seems to have something to do with the hard drive. Like... why is is it always trying to format it? Isn't it enough to format it once?

By the way, it needs to be formatted as FAT32, right? Windows 98 doesn't support NTFS? I think FDISK should have taken care of this already. I know this is an old hard drive, but I connected to my main computer and it was able to read and write to it without a problem. It does have bad sectors though, but it's expected on an old hard drive like this.

Any ideas?..

Update 2

I seem to be repeatedly getting stuck at the format screen where it asks to press any key to continue. So tried to cancel it this time with Ctrl+C. This leaves me at:

A:\TOOLS>

I can do DIR and CD and I tried to change to Z: drive. I tried running "setup" but there is no such thing.

Z:\>setup
Bad command or file name

Update 3

Floppy structure

Here's the file/folder structure of the floppy disk.

A:\>dir /s
 Volume in drive A has no label.
 Volume Serial Number is 1700-1069

 Directory of A:\

1999-10-11  10:44    <DIR>          BMP
1998-05-11  22:01            93 880 COMMAND.COM
1999-10-11  10:44    <DIR>          factory
1999-10-11  10:44    <DIR>          lang
1999-10-11  10:44    <DIR>          TOOLS
2000-05-19  15:32               339 CONFIG.SYS
1999-10-26  13:38                 0 BOOTLOG.TXT
2000-06-08  08:32             3 691 AUTOEXEC.BAT
               4 File(s)         97 910 bytes

 Directory of A:\BMP

1999-10-11  10:44    <DIR>          .
1999-10-11  10:44    <DIR>          ..
               0 File(s)              0 bytes

 Directory of A:\factory

1999-10-11  10:44    <DIR>          .
1999-10-11  10:44    <DIR>          ..
2000-06-08  13:09             2 662 3LNGINSF.BAT
               1 File(s)          2 662 bytes

 Directory of A:\lang

1999-10-11  10:44    <DIR>          .
1999-10-11  10:44    <DIR>          ..
1998-11-24  08:02            49 575 FORMAT.COM
1998-11-24  08:02            63 900 FDISK.EXE
               2 File(s)        113 475 bytes

 Directory of A:\TOOLS

1999-10-11  10:44    <DIR>          .
1999-10-11  10:44    <DIR>          ..
1998-05-06  22:01            49 575 FORMAT.COM
1995-10-27  20:29            28 164 BMPVIEW.EXE
1999-01-26  15:54                15 MAKEPA32.TXT
1998-05-06  22:01             3 878 XCOPY.EXE
1998-05-06  22:01            41 472 XCOPY32.MOD
1998-05-06  22:01            33 191 HIMEM.SYS
1998-05-06  22:01           125 495 EMM386.EXE
1998-05-06  22:01            18 967 SYS.COM
1996-01-31  21:55                18 CLK.COM
1994-04-02  08:20                22 HARDBOOT.COM
1999-02-03  15:46                15 MAKEPA16.TXT
1999-04-14  16:36             7 840 PARTFO32.EXE
2000-05-19  15:01             1 169 PARTFORM.BAT
1996-10-02  01:47             1 642 MBRCLR.COM
1999-07-01  11:58             8 175 BIOSCHKN.EXE
1998-06-23  08:55             5 904 PAR-TYPE.EXE
1998-11-24  08:02            29 271 MODE.COM
1998-11-24  08:02            15 252 ATTRIB.EXE
1998-11-24  08:02            19 083 DELTREE.EXE
1999-04-21  15:01            23 304 NTBB.EXE
1997-05-07  14:19                 1 SYS.TXT
1999-07-01  12:23            61 566 F3DCHK.EXE
1998-05-11  20:01            34 566 KEYBOARD.SYS
1998-05-11  20:01            19 927 KEYB.COM
1999-10-26  14:31               910 partinfo.txt
1998-06-16  15:58             5 936 CHKDRVAC.EXE
1998-05-06  22:01            63 900 FDISK.EXE
1998-05-06  22:01            45 379 SMARTDRV.EXE
1992-12-03  19:48            10 695 SCISET.EXE
1997-06-25  15:49                 6 YENT
1998-05-06  22:01            25 473 MSCDEX.EXE
1998-05-06  22:01             5 239 CHOICE.COM
1997-07-18  17:41             6 876 MBR.COM
1997-07-01  15:01             6 545 CHK2GB.COM
1998-06-10  20:04             8 128 PARTFORM.EXE
1990-01-04  02:09                19 MAKEPAR2.TXT
1990-01-04  01:00                27 MAKEPAR3.TXT
1990-01-04  01:00                27 MAKEPAR4.TXT
1998-02-13  13:47                15 MAKEPART.TXT
1999-04-14  13:47             5 200 DISKSIZE.EXE
1999-05-06  14:56             7 856 PARTFO16.EXE
1999-01-13  11:13            13 720 CDROMDRV.SYS
              42 File(s)        734 463 bytes

     Total Files Listed:
              49 File(s)        948 510 bytes
              12 Dir(s)         268 800 bytes free

A:\>

CONFIG.SYS contents

Here's the content of CONFIG.SYS.

DEVICE=A:\TOOLS\HIMEM.SYS /TESTMEM:OFF
REM I=B000-B7ff for Desktop BIOSes
rem DEVICE=A:\TOOLS\EMM386.EXE NOEMS I=B000-B7ff x=C000-D000
DEVICE=A:\TOOLS\EMM386.EXE NOEMS x=C000-D000
DEVICE=A:\TOOLS\CDROMDRV.SYS /D:TOSCD001

BUFFERS=10
FILES=69
DOS=HIGH,UMB
STACKS=9,256
LASTDRIVE=Z
SWITCHES=/F
SHELL=A:\COMMAND.COM /P /E:2048

AUTOEXEC.BAT contents

:BEGIN
    @ECHO OFF
    PATH=A:\;A:\TOOLS;
    MSCDEX /D:TOSCD001 /L:Z /M:10
    smartdrv 1024 128
    SET TOOLS=A:\TOOLS
    SET COMSPEC=A:\COMMAND.COM
    SET EXITDRIVE=C:    
    SET EXITPATH=\

    CALL Z:\SETENV.BAT > NUL

:TOSHCHK
    BIOSChkN
    IF NOT ERRORLEVEL 1 goto C_ACCESS
    BMPVIEW Z:\3LNGINST\BMP\NO_TOSP3.bmp /X=120 /Y=80
    PAUSE > NUL
    SET EXITDRIVE=A: 
    GOTO END

:C_ACCESS
    CALL PARTFORM.BAT

:C_EMPTY
    IF EXIST C:\*.* GOTO C_NOTEMPTY
    call z:\setenv.bat>nul
    goto PREPDU 

:C_NOTEMPTY

REM ------------------MENU------------------------

:STARTMENU

    CLS
    BMPVIEW Z:\3LNGINST\BMP\LANGSELC.BMP /X=120 /Y=120
    CLK
    CHOICE /C:123 /N >NUL

    REM L is the language that is selected
    IF ERRORLEVEL 1 SET L=%LNG1%
    IF ERRORLEVEL 2 SET L=%LNG2%
    IF ERRORLEVEL 3 SET L=%LNG3%

    SET BMP=BMP%L%

    BMPVIEW Z:\3LNGINST\%bmp%\HDDMENU.BMP /X=72 /Y=82
    CLK
    CHOICE /C:129F /N > NUL
    IF ERRORLEVEL 4 GOTO FACTORY_MENU
    IF ERRORLEVEL 3 GOTO EXIT_MENU
    IF ERRORLEVEL 2 GOTO PARTFORM_MENU
    IF ERRORLEVEL 1 GOTO FORMAT_MENU
    GOTO END

:FACTORY_MENU
    BMPVIEW Z:\3LNGINST\%bmp%\qformat.bmp /X=120 /Y=140
    CLK
    choice /c:12 /N >nul
    IF ERRORLEVEL 2 GOTO STARTMENU
    IF ERRORLEVEL 1 GOTO FORMATF
GOTO END

:EXIT_MENU
    BMPVIEW Z:\3LNGINST\%bmp%\9.bmp /XC /X=96 /Y=267
    choice /C:1pause /T:1,01 >nul
    SET EXITDRIVE=A:
    SET EXITPATH=\lang
    cls
    mode mono
    rem keyb xx>nul
    cls
    GOTO END

:PARTFORM_MENU
    BMPVIEW Z:\3LNGINST\%bmp%\2.bmp /XC /X=96 /Y=216
    choice /C:1pause /T:1,01 >nul
    BMPVIEW Z:\3LNGINST\%bmp%\partform.bmp /X=120 /Y=140
    CLK
    choice /c:12 /N >nul
    IF ERRORLEVEL 2 GOTO STARTMENU
    IF ERRORLEVEL 1 GOTO PART_FORM
    SET EXITDRIVE=A: 
    GOTO END

:FORMAT_MENU
    BMPVIEW Z:\3LNGINST\%bmp%\1.bmp /XC /X=96 /Y=165
    choice /C:1pause /T:1,01 >nul
    BMPVIEW Z:\3LNGINST\%bmp%\qformat.bmp /X=120 /Y=140
    CLK
    choice /c:12 /N >nul
    IF ERRORLEVEL 2 GOTO STARTMENU
    IF ERRORLEVEL 1 GOTO FORMAT
    SET EXITDRIVE=A: 
    GOTO END

REM ------------------ MENU END ------------------------

:FORMAT
    bmpview Z:\3LNGINST\%bmp%\1.bmp /XC /X=145 /Y=235
    choice /C:1pause /T:1,01 >nul
    CLS
    IF (%QFORMAT%)==(NO) GOTO FULLFO 
    FORMAT C: /Q /V:"" <A:\TOOLS\YENT >NUL
    call z:\setenv.bat>nul
    goto PREPDU 

    :FULLFO
    FORMAT C: /V:"" <A:\TOOLS\YENT 
    call z:\setenv.bat>nul
    goto PREPDU 

:FORMATF
    CLS
    IF (%QFORMAT%)==(NO) GOTO FULLFO_F 
    FORMAT C: /Q /V:"" <A:\TOOLS\YENT >NUL
    call z:\setenv.bat>nul
    goto PREPDU_F

:FULLFO_F
    FORMAT C: /V:"" <A:\TOOLS\YENT 
    call z:\setenv.bat>nul
    goto PREPDU_F

:PART_FORM
    bmpview Z:\3LNGINST\bmp\1.bmp /XC /X=145 /Y=235
    choice /C:1pause /T:1,01 >nul
    MBR /!
    HARDBOOT

REM ====================== Triple Select ====================== 

:PREPDU
    XCOPY z:\3LNGINST\*.* C:\*.* /E /S /V >NUL
    ATTRIB -H -R -S C:\TOOLS\CDROMDRV.SYS
    COPY A:\TOOLS\CDROMDRV.SYS C:\TOOLS /Y
    SYS C: >NUL
    goto REBOOT

:PREPDU_F
    copy A:\TOOLS\SMARTDRV.EXE C:\ /Y
    ATTRIB -H -R -S C:\SMARTDRV.EXE 
    copy A:\FACTORY\3LNGINSF.bat c:\
    c:\3LNGINSF.bat
    cls

REM ====================== Dual Select END ====================== 

REM --------------- END ------------------

:REBOOT
    SMARTDRV.EXE /C
    bmpview Z:\3LNGINST\BMP\reboot3.bmp /X=120 /Y=140
:FOREVER
    pause >nul
    goto FOREVER

:END
    SMARTDRV.EXE /C
    %EXITDRIVE%
    cd %EXITPATH%
    echo on

CD structure

S:\>dir /s
 Volume in drive S is T3ELK4SC
 Volume Serial Number is 2042-5BC9

 Directory of S:\

2000-08-22  14:14    <DIR>          3LNGINSF
2000-08-22  14:14    <DIR>          3LNGINST
2000-06-15  15:57    <DIR>          CRC
2000-06-15  12:04       387 667 767 T310C1NO.W98
2000-09-07  15:36               273 setenv.BAT
               2 File(s)    387 668 040 bytes

 Directory of S:\3LNGINSF

1601-01-01  02:00    <DIR>          .
1601-01-01  02:00    <DIR>          ..
1999-10-27  10:51             1 806 AUTOEXEC.BAT
2000-08-22  14:14    <DIR>          BMP
2000-05-19  15:29               265 CONFIG.SYS
2000-08-22  14:14    <DIR>          POSTINST
2000-08-22  14:14    <DIR>          TOOLS
2000-08-22  14:14    <DIR>          WIN98SYS
               2 File(s)          2 071 bytes

 Directory of S:\3LNGINSF\BMP

1601-01-01  02:00    <DIR>          .
1601-01-01  02:00    <DIR>          ..
1997-04-22  09:43               718 1.BMP
1997-04-22  09:44               718 2.BMP
1999-01-04  02:38               718 3.BMP
2000-07-05  11:22            60 118 Cdchg2.bmp
2000-07-05  11:22            60 118 Cdchg3.bmp
2000-07-05  13:37            60 118 Fin.bmp
2000-07-06  14:18           120 118 Menu.bmp
2000-07-05  13:34            60 118 Nor.bmp
2000-07-05  11:53            35 318 Progress.bmp
2000-07-05  13:40            60 118 Swe.bmp
2000-07-05  12:09            84 118 Wrongcd2.bmp
2000-07-05  12:09            84 118 Wrongcd3.bmp
              12 File(s)        626 416 bytes

 Directory of S:\3LNGINSF\POSTINST

1601-01-01  02:00    <DIR>          .
1601-01-01  02:00    <DIR>          ..
2000-05-19  09:15                33 POSTINST.BAT
               1 File(s)             33 bytes

 Directory of S:\3LNGINSF\TOOLS

1601-01-01  02:00    <DIR>          .
1601-01-01  02:00    <DIR>          ..
2000-07-06  14:49             3 593 3LNGINST.BAT
1998-11-24  08:02            15 252 ATTRIB.EXE
1995-10-27  18:29            28 164 BMPVIEW.EXE
1999-01-13  11:13            13 720 CDROMDRV.SYS
1998-05-06  20:01             5 239 CHOICE.COM
1996-01-31  19:55                18 CLK.COM
1998-11-24  08:02            19 083 DELTREE.EXE
1998-05-06  20:01           125 495 EMM386.EXE
1999-07-01  12:23            61 566 F3DCHK.EXE
1998-05-06  20:01            49 575 FORMAT.COM
1994-04-02  06:20                22 HARDBOOT.COM
1998-05-06  20:01            33 191 HIMEM.SYS
1998-05-06  20:01            25 473 MSCDEX.EXE
1998-05-06  20:01            12 663 RAMDRIVE.SYS
1998-05-06  20:01            45 379 SMARTDRV.EXE
1997-05-07  14:19                 1 SYS.TXT
1995-09-27  14:25             6 813 VOLCHECK.EXE
1998-05-06  20:01             3 878 XCOPY.EXE
1998-05-06  20:01            41 472 XCOPY32.MOD
1997-06-25  13:49                 6 YENT
              20 File(s)        490 603 bytes

 Directory of S:\3LNGINSF\WIN98SYS

1601-01-01  02:00    <DIR>          .
1601-01-01  02:00    <DIR>          ..
1998-12-04  20:00           222 390 IO.SYS
1998-05-06  20:01            18 967 SYS.COM
1998-05-06  20:01            93 880 command.com
               3 File(s)        335 237 bytes

 Directory of S:\3LNGINST

1601-01-01  02:00    <DIR>          .
1601-01-01  02:00    <DIR>          ..
1999-05-31  09:51             1 576 AUTOEXEC.BAT
2000-08-22  14:14    <DIR>          BMP
2000-08-22  14:14    <DIR>          Bmpfin
2000-08-22  14:14    <DIR>          Bmpnor
2000-08-22  14:14    <DIR>          Bmpswe
2000-05-19  15:30               265 CONFIG.SYS
2000-08-22  14:14    <DIR>          POSTINST
2000-08-22  14:14    <DIR>          TOOLS
2000-08-22  14:14    <DIR>          WIN98SYS
               2 File(s)          1 841 bytes

 Directory of S:\3LNGINST\BMP

1601-01-01  02:00    <DIR>          .
1601-01-01  02:00    <DIR>          ..
1997-04-22  09:43               718 1.BMP
1997-04-22  09:44               718 2.BMP
1999-01-04  02:38               718 3.BMP
2000-07-05  11:22            60 118 Cdchg2.bmp
2000-07-05  11:22            60 118 Cdchg3.bmp
2000-07-05  13:37            60 118 Fin.bmp
2000-07-06  14:18           120 118 Menu.bmp
2000-07-05  13:34            60 118 Nor.bmp
2000-07-05  11:53            35 318 Progress.bmp
2000-07-06  14:08            40 518 Reboot3.bmp
2000-07-05  13:40            60 118 Swe.bmp
2000-07-05  12:09            84 118 Wrongcd2.bmp
2000-07-05  12:09            84 118 Wrongcd3.bmp
2000-07-05  13:52            48 118 langselc.bmp
2000-07-05  11:47            57 318 no_tosp3.bmp
              15 File(s)        772 370 bytes

 Directory of S:\3LNGINST\Bmpfin

1601-01-01  02:00    <DIR>          .
1601-01-01  02:00    <DIR>          ..
1997-04-22  09:43               718 1.BMP
1997-04-22  09:44               718 2.BMP
1998-06-13  00:07               718 9.bmp
2000-03-08  15:02            78 486 Hddmenu.bmp
2000-03-08  15:31            25 318 No_tospc.bmp
2000-03-08  15:37            36 518 PARTFORM.BMP
2000-03-08  15:42            36 518 Qformat.bmp
               7 File(s)        178 994 bytes

 Directory of S:\3LNGINST\Bmpnor

1601-01-01  02:00    <DIR>          .
1601-01-01  02:00    <DIR>          ..
1997-04-22  09:43               718 1.BMP
1997-04-22  09:44               718 2.BMP
1998-06-13  00:07               718 9.bmp
1999-05-05  13:26            78 486 Hddmenu.bmp
1998-07-13  11:36            25 318 No_tospc.bmp
1998-07-13  11:41            36 518 PARTFORM.BMP
1998-07-13  11:45            36 518 Qformat.bmp
               7 File(s)        178 994 bytes

 Directory of S:\3LNGINST\Bmpswe

1601-01-01  02:00    <DIR>          .
1601-01-01  02:00    <DIR>          ..
1997-04-22  09:43               718 1.BMP
1997-04-22  09:44               718 2.BMP
1998-06-13  00:07               718 9.bmp
1999-05-06  08:14            78 486 Hddmenu.bmp
1998-07-10  16:25            25 318 No_tospc.bmp
1998-07-10  16:29            36 518 PARTFORM.BMP
1998-07-10  17:08            36 518 Qformat.bmp
               7 File(s)        178 994 bytes

 Directory of S:\3LNGINST\POSTINST

1601-01-01  02:00    <DIR>          .
1601-01-01  02:00    <DIR>          ..
2000-05-19  09:15                33 POSTINST.BAT
               1 File(s)             33 bytes

 Directory of S:\3LNGINST\TOOLS

1601-01-01  02:00    <DIR>          .
1601-01-01  02:00    <DIR>          ..
2000-05-19  14:52             3 898 3LNGINST.BAT
1995-10-27  18:29            28 164 BMPVIEW.EXE
1999-01-13  11:13            13 720 CDROMDRV.SYS
1998-05-06  20:01             5 239 CHOICE.COM
1996-01-31  19:55                18 CLK.COM
1998-05-06  20:01           125 495 EMM386.EXE
1999-07-01  12:23            61 566 F3DCHK.EXE
1998-05-06  20:01            49 575 FORMAT.COM
1994-04-02  06:20                22 HARDBOOT.COM
1998-05-06  20:01            33 191 HIMEM.SYS
1998-05-06  20:01            25 473 MSCDEX.EXE
2000-07-06  14:41               910 PARTINFO.TXT
1998-05-06  20:01            12 663 RAMDRIVE.SYS
1998-05-06  20:01            45 379 SMARTDRV.EXE
1997-05-07  14:19                 1 SYS.TXT
1995-09-27  14:25             6 813 VOLCHECK.EXE
1998-05-06  20:01             3 878 XCOPY.EXE
1998-05-06  20:01            41 472 XCOPY32.MOD
1997-06-25  13:49                 6 YENT
              19 File(s)        457 483 bytes

 Directory of S:\3LNGINST\WIN98SYS

1601-01-01  02:00    <DIR>          .
1601-01-01  02:00    <DIR>          ..
1998-12-04  20:00           222 390 IO.SYS
1998-05-06  20:01            18 967 SYS.COM
1998-05-06  20:01            93 880 command.com
               3 File(s)        335 237 bytes

 Directory of S:\CRC

1601-01-01  02:00    <DIR>          .
1601-01-01  02:00    <DIR>          ..
2000-06-15  12:07           181 422 T310C1NO.ALL
2000-06-15  12:09           215 427 T310C1NO.CRC
2000-06-15  12:07             2 157 T310C1NO.HID
               3 File(s)        399 006 bytes

     Total Files Listed:
             104 File(s)    391 625 352 bytes
              42 Dir(s)               0 bytes free

S:\>

Now which line or lines need to be changed? Do I really have to change drive letter Z: to C:?

Proposed solutions


Solution #1

Ramhound proposed to change the boot order to following; CD-ROM, IDE-0, Floppy

This didn't help. In fact, here is the result of it.

Searching for Boot Record from CDROM..Not Found
Searching for Boot Record from IDE-0.. OK
Missing operating system

Any other ideas?...

Solution #2

Rik proposed to run Z:\setup. Now that I have found a way to drop to DOS prompt with Ctrl+C as described above (Update 2), I did try running setup but there is no such command or file in there. So that didn't work.

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