N/APosted on - 11/29/2011
I have reformatted my old HP desktop PC with Windows 98. But after reformatting, I cannot be able to boot up and even if I don’t click the power button, the led lights will turn itself on automatically. I tried using another monitor but it doesn’t receive any output. I reinstalled Windows 98 on another Dell desktop PC but the installation disk didn’t work too.
Does anybody from here know how to start the old desktop without having errors so that I can install the HP installation disk successfully? If it still didn’t work, I have this idea to search such ways on how to drag my OS into the hard disk using other system but I don’t know if it can fix the problem. Then, I’m thinking of trying to bypass the security on my installation disk with a clone and virtual desktop into the drive. I have read on the web regarding this that these were suboptimal. Please anyone can help me fix this?
Bypass HP installation disk with clone desktop PC
Check the hardware devices attached on your CPU if it can still support Windows 98. This operating system is kind of old to still be using today. There are devices that still support this version of operating system. But newer versions or newer hardware releases don’t support this operating system anymore. It is hard to find a driver that is still compatible with this version of operating system. I also tried installing Windows 98 Second Edition once on my Dell OptiPlex GX260 series computer, but some of the devices attached to the board don’t support the operating system anymore. Even if there is no problem with the installation disk, the problem would start appearing after the installation because there are devices that were not installed.
Be sure that your computer hardware still supports this version of operating system. Or just try installing a much appropriate version of the operating system for your computer so that you can install the HP installation disk successfully afterwards.