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Windows 98se Unattended


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All what I did is:

I copied the '@msbatch.inf' to the Win98 folder then tried to install Windows 98se in Virual Machine (VMware Workstation) using the command line in the autoexec.bat:

path=a:\;%CDROM%\

%CDROM%

cd \WIN98

setup.exe @msbatch.inf

It started copying all neccessary files to the disk. Hereafter, it restarted the computer automatically.

Now it displays the following on Dump screen:

" Cannot read or write to Partition C: press any key to continue"

When I press any key I have this message:

" Cannot load or read KRNL386.exe"

One more question:

How to bypass the scandisk process during installation?

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Run setup /? and you'll find the answer to your last question.

I know virtualisation programs cause a *lot* of disk activity, especially during an installation, so maybe your hard drive is starting to fail from it...

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who uses windows 98 anymore.. you realize we are in 2006 right?

Remarks like this is very discouraging when someone is asking for help. A lot of people use 9x OS and there is nothing wrong with it. I repair a lot of computers and recomend the ones that come to me with 9x to go to an nt based OS. But some like the simplisity of 9x. I like it also, but I use nt based OS because I have a big HD and sometimes have to open very large rar files.

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VMware Workstation causes this problem.

Download a copy of Virtual PC 2004 (it's free now) for testing 9x installations from a multi-boot disc (or any disc except your original). :D

Thank you very much for your valuable suggestion. Nice people like you makes the forum alive.

Thanks to all responding bodies especially to 'dirtwarrior' for protecting interests of all learners.

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VMware Workstation causes this problem.

Download a copy of Virtual PC 2004 (it's free now) for testing 9x installations from a multi-boot disc (or any disc except your original). :D

...Virtual PC 2004 doesn't run under 9x to my knowledge... you'll have to have XP anyway...

As for VMware, I think the older versions did support Win98SE.

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First of all i am using xp and 2003 server but i like 98sec bc i like msdos based old games so they run on 98 best. I have a question that how can i create unattanded(msbatch.inf) 98sec. I want's to know tool which create this file as for xp a tool is nlite.

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First of all i am using xp and 2003 server but i like 98sec bc i like msdos based old games so they run on 98 best. I have a question that how can i create unattanded(msbatch.inf) 98sec. I want's to know tool which create this file as for xp a tool is nlite.

Batch 98 on your install CD I guess.

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who uses windows 98 anymore.. you realize we are in 2006 right?

I have a good reason. I modify bioses, and many of the programs used to do so only work on 98/98SE. And I mean Pure, with no updates, otherwise these programs, like Modbin, will not save the modded files. So yes, it is still a useful OS.

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who uses windows 98 anymore.. you realize we are in 2006 right?

idiott get lost from here. :realmad:

If you dislike then ask microsoft don't use msdos startup files to start 2000, 2003 XP , Vista text based setup :thumbup and also ask to motheboard menufacturer to recover bios don't use msdos to recover it. :thumbup

If you can't do it then get lost with dull mind from this form. :realmad:

Msdos and windows 98 need of every one and perhaps remain as floppy is need of every one. :whistle:

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