Well call me crazy, but I'm trying to install Windows 98 on an old XP desktop. The problem comes when I try to boot to the Cd-ROM, after hitting F8 and entering the boot menu and choosing "Cd-ROM" it opens a second menu that promps me to choose the boot divice, the only problem is it won't let me. the header of the second menu just states "Windows 98", and I can't use the up/down arrows, num-pad nor page up/down. after 10 seconds the said menu times-out and the machine defaults to the HDD (loaded with Win XP). I'm kinda stuck and any clues or help would be great.
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First off, I feel like your going into the Advanced Startup options in Windows XP instead of the bios boot screen.
First just try to boot from the cd directly (by going to your bios with F1 F2 F10 F12 Esc Del, one of those usually works), and choosing the …
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Oh, yeah. Umm, the keyboard is kind of a funny thing. Make sure that the keyboard isn't connected through usb. The the old fassioned (PS/2) port instead.
It's kind of a funny story. When IBM started creating computers with more then 1MB, they wanted to make sure that it was …
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