UK Vintage Radio Repair and Restoration Powered By Google Custom Search Vintage Radio and TV Service Data

Go Back   UK Vintage Radio Repair and Restoration Discussion Forum > Specific Vintage Equipment > Vintage Computers

Notices

Vintage Computers Any vintage computer systems, calculators, video games etc., but with an emphasis on 1980s and earlier equipment.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 8th May 2021, 2:59 pm   #1
Keith956
Hexode
 
Keith956's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Near Thame, Oxfordshire.
Posts: 329
Default Win98 startup disk

I am trying to re-install Win98 of an ancient Toshiba Satellite Pro 420, it has a CDROM drive but the OS on disk is corrupted. I have a Win98 CD but the PC bios only allows booting from floppy or hard disk.

The solution in:

https://forums.anandtech.com/threads...20cdt.1125719/

would appear to be a way of booting it, but I don't have the Win98 startup disk or format s/w. Has anyone the ability to create one for me as per the info in the link? I can send a floppy and cover postage if so?
Keith956 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th May 2021, 6:06 pm   #2
yesnaby
Octode
 
yesnaby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Newport, Gwent, UK.
Posts: 1,584
Default Re: Win98 startup disk

I've got an original Windows 98 SE boot disk, I could copy it onto another floppy disk which I also have, no need for payment or postage etc. Just PM your address.
yesnaby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th May 2021, 4:38 am   #3
ortek_service
Heptode
 
ortek_service's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire, UK.
Posts: 629
Default Re: Win98 startup disk

You can download an image file of it from here:
https://archive.org/details/floppyso...?query=98&sin=

- Assuming you do have a floppy drive attached to a working PC, and a spare 3.5" 1.44MB disk to be able to use Rawrite / RawWrite for generating the disk.

If you do have any PC that can boot into DOS / Win9x as far as getting to a command prompt (Possibly if your existing Win98 installation will get that far by holding down F8 etc and choosing that), then you can use Format a: /s ( or Sys A: ) to initialise boot-sector and transfer the mostly-hidden system files to the required areas create a blank boot-disk.
However you will then need to copy the relevant CD-ROM driver files etc. to this (can be done on any PC, irrespective of version of Windows it has, as long as it as a floppy drive)

If you have any MS-DOS (6.22 etc) Boot disk, with CD-ROM drivers on disk, then you can probably boot from that, to be able to access the Win98 CD-ROM and run its setup.

Last edited by ortek_service; 9th May 2021 at 5:07 am.
ortek_service is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th May 2021, 3:35 pm   #4
yesnaby
Octode
 
yesnaby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Newport, Gwent, UK.
Posts: 1,584
Default Re: Win98 startup disk

Disk now on its way to Keith.
yesnaby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th May 2021, 5:02 pm   #5
Keith956
Hexode
 
Keith956's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Near Thame, Oxfordshire.
Posts: 329
Default Re: Win98 startup disk

Thank you!
Keith956 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th May 2021, 5:24 pm   #6
Oldcodger
Octode
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: West Midlands, UK.
Posts: 1,825
Default Re: Win98 startup disk

Bit late in the day ,but I believe you need a copy of MSCDEX which I've seen on net. Also available (from net) is a copy of the WIN98 startup disc which lets you run startup files for win98.
Oldcodger is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools



All times are GMT. The time now is 12:47 am.


All information and advice on this forum is subject to the WARNING AND DISCLAIMER located at https://www.vintage-radio.net/rules.html.
Failure to heed this warning may result in death or serious injury to yourself and/or others.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2002 - 2021, Paul Stenning.