View Full Version : Installing Windows 98 headaches
01-17-2001, 05:02 PM
I upgraded from win95 to win98. The computer froze so I had to shut it down with the switch, then it wouldn't restart. There was very little memory left on the hard drive. After a lot of different error messages which I worked through, I thought I was at a point where I could reinstall windows98. Wrong! Apparently in my deleteing frenzy some of the necessary files disappeared. When I try the new install I get something like the following: "The computer may have disk compression." "This system may contain an existing operating system or data, setup cannot continue". Help!!!
01-17-2001, 10:18 PM
Win98 needs alot more room than win95.
How much RAM do u have?
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01-18-2001, 08:23 AM
80 megs. Different looking number for RAM, but that's what the printout said.
01-18-2001, 10:04 AM
Format it first. Setup is telling you it still finds files left over that indicate an operating system is installed.
Quick Guide to a Win98 Fresh Start (http://www.hardwarehell.com/fdisk.htm) might help.
Formatting should get rid of the disk compression issue as well.
What size is the hard drive? Win 98 takes a bit more drive space than 95, and if it's a small drive to begin with it may have been compressed to get win95 to fit. If it's that small, win98 may not work at all.
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