Anwer by Orson Tull (Darren use FAT32)

Question

I got a new hard drive. I am tryin to set-up Windows 98. Aa soon as it goes to the setup page on Windows. Then it comes up with - Setup cannot create files on your set up drive and cannot set up windows. If you have HPFS or HTFS, you must create a MS-DOS boot partition. If you have an LANtastic sever os Superstor compression, disable it before running set.

Not quite sure what this means and I can't find nothing in the setup menu.

Thanks

Darren

Answer

This question was answered on May 5, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

HPFS or HTFS is used by OS/2 and is supported by Windows NT It provides better performance than FAT on larger disk volumes and supports long file names However, it requires more memory than FAT and may not be a reasonable choice on systems with only 8 or 10 megs of RAM So if your NOT using lantastic SEVER or any kind of sever you need to set the BIOS back to the default.To do that go back to the BIOS-CMOS look for anytink that say set back to default or reset BIOS, From there on go back to fdisk check your partition and you should be able to instill win98 Remember to use win98 boot disk (USE FAT32 FORMAT)

good luck Darren

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 5, 2003