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Old 04-28-2007, 05:07 PM   #1
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I have taken control of my torubled hdd with my other laptops superior bios, and I have booted with my memory stick.

Now I'm in dos which I don't quite know that much. I would like it to run a windows 98 cd that I have put in. What is the command for this? do I do dir setup.exe?
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Old 04-28-2007, 05:09 PM   #2
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Can't you just boot to the Windows 98 CD??
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Old 04-28-2007, 05:12 PM   #3
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I tried but it didn't work. let me try again just to be sure. be right back.
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yeah, switch to the cd rom drive, then type setup.exe
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Default Re: Booted with dos - now what?

yea just type in your cd drive (usually "d:") then type "setup.exe"
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Old 04-28-2007, 07:49 PM   #6
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Oh shit, I tried this but I guess my Win98 cd is no good because it get's stuck on the fullscreen logo and it doesn't even have a progress bar at the bottom - it's just a still image.

Is there a way to copy my partition on this laptop and install it on the other one?
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boot linux from your usb drive, and then use the cdrom drive to copy??
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