You can't install Windows on a 120 Mb hard disk. Just too small. Doesn't fit. So the very first thing to do is to find a bigger hard disk.
In fact, because you also need another motherboard and probably more RAM, I'd just find another computer for her, motherboard and RAM and disk, drivers and Windows 98 installed, and working. Apparently you already found one.
If necessary, there are many second hand Windows 98 PC's around (look on eBay for example) and they are rather cheap, because nobody wants them any more). I've one for free (6 Gb, 350 Mhz, 192 Mb RAM, Windows 98, perfectly running), but you probably wouldn't come to Holland to get it. If you can choose, choose one that comes with the original Windows 98 CD, just in case. If not, the Windows 098 cabs should be present in c:\windows\options\cabs.
You can copy the WordPerfect program (and all other programs she likes to use, basic DOS commands of course come with Windows 98) from her old hard disk and put it somewhere on the new one. It will run then without troubles. If you copy the whole folder, the old printer driver will come with it.
Then run WP in a maximized command prompt window. No problem at all, she won't see the difference. All she has to do is to click on the WP-icon you put on her desktop, in stead of typing "WP" in DOS. And from the desktop she can use other programs as well, simultaneously.
If you mount the old 120 Mb hard disk as a slave, you can copy all here WP-documents to the new hard disk. Then it might be useful as a backup device (certainly useful with old computers) for her WP-documents. Make a "backup" icon on the desktop that copies her files from the big new hard disk (might be 4 Gb!) to this old one, just in case it breaks down. It's easier than backing up to diskettes.
Hope this helps. In case of trouble, post again. Pure nostalgia, all of this, and I would be glad to help.
A lady I know wants to stick with DOS and the Word-Perfect program loaded on it because she knows it and does not want to change but the computer the hdd was in has gone south. Now she would like to dual boot DOS and Win 98se or ME so she could use some of the programs that windows offer as well.
The hdd DOS is on is only 120mb and I also need to clone this to a larger hdd if this is possible. And to find out if there is anyway to do this dual boot as she would like. Any experience I have is with Win 2000 or X/P and is of little help with what she would like to accomplish.
I could not find any info on this problem and the reason I am writing this.
Her old computer was a 386/33mhz and I am trying to update it to a Pentium MMX 200 mhz only because it is similar in configuration to the original. I moved the video card to this Pentium MMX just so the DOS hdd would work as I have no idea how to locate or install drivers for the DOS system on this tiny hdd.
I do have larger systems available such as P2 or P3's but don't know if the DOS hdd will work in them and of course the driver problems
Is there any hope of accomplishing what she would like to do? I am definitely way over my head on this one