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Windows 98 Installation Error OEMCD001

by alysak5473 / April 8, 2013 8:01 AM PDT

Hi,
I have a problem with installing windows 98SE so I need your guys' help. I am running a HP p6714y computer with a windows 7 operating system on it. My proccessor is an AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Proccessor 3.00 GHz. I also have 4 gigabites of RAM. I wanted to install a second operating system on my computer which is windows 98. I didn't create a second partition though for the operating system. I inserted the CD disk and restarted windows a screen comes up with three options: one is for start windows with cd rom support, start windows without cd rom support and start windows 98 setup from CD ROM. I chose start windows 98 setup from CD ROM and it scans for a CD ROM called "OEMCD001" it says that it is not found and installation is aborted and it takes me to another screen which says "No Valid CDROM device drivers selected, Windows 98 setup files were not found" and it also says "A:\>" and you can type a command where that "A" letter is. The same thing also occurred when I chose the option "Start windows with CD ROM support". The other option "Start Windows without CD ROM support" just boots the computer normally. I need help to fix this problem. I don't have a lot experience so I need a step by step guid on how to fix this problem. Remember that I am also installing this from a CD.

Thanks.

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TRUE!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 8, 2013 8:15 AM PDT

As there are no DOS drivers for the usual SATA DVDRW you may not install 98se for quite a few reasons.
You have far too much RAM so that's a problem as well!

However this doesn't stop us from installing any Linux OS then VirtualBox then 98se in the virtualbox VM.
Bob

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Since you have 7 installed. Nod to VirtualBox.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 8, 2013 8:32 AM PDT
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Sata and IDE
by Uniqloud / April 13, 2013 7:00 PM PDT

If your HDD has been connected to SATA connecter, then the IDE port finder(?) cannot find IDE port to install.
Please connect your HDD to IDE connecter or install IDE CD-ROM Hardware Driver to IDE connecter.

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