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win98 reinstall

by buggybeak / May 2, 2004 6:05 AM PDT

does the system startup disc come with cd drivers or not? thanks in advance.

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Does (Re:win98 reinstall) have CD drivers?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 2, 2004 7:08 AM PDT
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Not really. The boot disk has some generic dos drivers that work for most machines, but some have older hardware that require expert level attention.

Windows does have CDROM support, but does not have motherboard drivers for many systems. This is how it's been since about 1995. We get to deal with it.


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Re:Does (Re:win98 reinstall) have CD drivers?
by buggybeak / May 2, 2004 8:06 AM PDT


I just fished out a floppy and created a startup disc on this win98SE machine, and when you create a system disc, it DOES copy over cd-rom drivers, FYI.

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Works for most.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 2, 2004 8:11 AM PDT

But for completeness, it's best to know it doesn't always work with all drives.


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