Hi smithee,"diagnostic tools were succesfully loaded to drive "D"preparing to start computer,at this point,that is at the a: prompt type d:setup.If this does not work you may have to repeat the fdisk procedure.Could you give me more ifno. about your laptop,HDD size & partitions,proccessor type,RAM.
I installed a program that crashed my laptop. Maybe crash isn't the correct word, it would start but there'd be a blank desktop. No icons, no anything, and no way to uninstall the program (a photoshop type program that conflicted with everything else.) Anyhow, it was suggested I do a fdisk, clean off the C drive and just re-install Win 98 and keep away from photo programs. I did this on my Toshiba laptop but I find that the re-install isn't working. I've tried a win 98 CD, a bootable homemade win 98 CD, a superdisk for win 98...I even tried using win 95 disk and cd (with the theory of loading 95, it'll stick, then upgrade to 98)...still didn't work, but it got closer, it got to the point of giving an error message that C: Drive needs 75489221 space (something like that) and did nothing further.
But getting back to win 98, I'll get to the screen that says "start computer with cd support ,start computer without cd support" whichever one I choose brings me to a screen that says "diagnostic tools were successfully loaded to drive d" then
"preparing to start computer" and it brings me the a:\ prompt
I type in "setup" (perhaps that's not the correct command) and I get a bad file error. I try setup on B drive, C drive , and D drive. A, B & D give a bad file error, C gives an invalid media type error. I did a "dir" on all the drives and D & B (the cd) are the only ones with files. I'm not very computer literate so clearly I'm doing something wrong, any help? Thanks.