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Q: win98 and winxp on the same hard drive

Hi.This must have been asked before but please bear with me,I want to install win98 and winxp (home) on the one sata HD,how to partition and have access to them,in simple terms would be much appreciated

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A: win98 and winxp on the same hard drive

I've done this before but as I suspected, others have written it for me. The secret is to install XP first and make sure the HDD is formatted as a FAT 32 partition. Check out
I think that covers it. Good Luck!

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Hey Gang,

I have a dual boot Win98 - XP. 'C' is 98 and 'D' is XP. 'C' is my default boot.

The reason I have XP on my 'D' drive and not on my 'C' drive is because I am more comfortable with 98, where my applications are. 'D' has only games.

'D' however, has XP because I in order to play the latest games they have to be installed on XP.

My problem is this:

Since I enabled Norton GoBack on my C drive (but not D drive) I can not see the 'C' drive from 'D' drive. It simply doesn't show up in 'My Computer'. But if I disable Goback I can see it perfectly well.

I would like to see my C drive from XP and use the programs from it but it won't show up.

How can I correct this problem?

Is there someting I can do from C to change this? Should I disable GoBAck entirely and use the XP restore feature? If I do will the XP restore feature work on my 98 Drive?


A:Solved: How Can I See 'C' Drive from WinXP w/Ghost Enabled in Win98 Drive?

Solved: Simply install Ghost from XP.

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I just purchased a 120gb HD - and was wondering if I can leave a small partition (10gb) as Fat 32 and install win98 or win ME on there ( I have a few software programs that I still need to use which aren't xp compatible)

and then have the remaining larger partition NTFS for my Xp home OS.

what would be the procedure to create this ?? (if indeed possible)

also why do I lose 9gb on the 120gb drive ??
It only formats to something like 111gb total.

I'm not that technically minded in this kinda stuff - just enuff to get me by.

any help would be very gratefully accepted.


A:Having winxp & win98 bootable drive - can I ???

Yup, that's perfectly possible. I've a guide up here on dual booting;
I know it says Windows 2000, but there's no real difference for the purposes of the guide applying with XP either.

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I have a rather old laptop that I am currently using until I can get a new one. It is a Toshiba Tecra 8000 PIII. This machine was given to me and I have no disks. I run windows xp sp3 on it, but have found out that there is also windows 98 on the drive as well. As there doesn't seem to be any problems, I assume that the drive is partitioned. How do I get rid of windows 98 without losing any data and retain Windows XP? I know that it may not be possible, but I have to try, I need the disk space.

A:Solved: Removal of Win98 from WinXP drive.

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I have WIN XP Home Edition on hard disk one. It is formatted NTFS.
I have a 2nd hard disk formatted FAT32 partitioned for 30 G.bytes.
I have WIN 98 on CR-ROM. I cannot figure a way to install WIN 98 on 2nd hard disk. I cannot get the compatibility routine on WIN XP to work with some old software. If I could get to the 2nd hard disk, load WIN 98 and run the old software on the 2nd hard disk it would be a big help.

My other option is to get another computer and load it with WIN 98 and the old software. It seems such a waste not to use the 2nd hard disk.

Thank you, HMSchmitter [email protected]

A:Install Win98 on 2nd harddrive after winXP installed of 1st drive???

Win98 can only be installed on the first partition of the first disk. I suspect that you'll be unable to install winXP on this second hard disk, unless you use the second hdd as a stand alone master to do so, and swap disks when you want to swap versions of windows. It's usually pretty highly recommended also that when dual booting the two, win98 is installed first to prevent problems.

If your winXP drive is formatted with the FAT32 filesystem, you may be able to install 98 alongside it on the same drive. If it's formmatted with the NTFS filesystem though, you won't be able to install 98 on the same drive.

Merry Xmas to you also, and welcome to techspot.

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I had a thread earlier and forgot to ask a couple of questions.

I was told I could take a hard drive from a windows 98 computer and the person is buying a new Windows xp so I can hook up the win 98 hard drive as a slave to the new computer with win xp so I can drop and drag or cut and past files that they want off the 98 hard drive put on their new computer.

Now If their new computer with the win xp on it, if there is an ide cable going to the hard drive and nothing else then I can hook up the win 98 hard drive to the same ide cable as a slave and no problem.

However if the windows xp computer has the hard drive on the ide cable and also the cd-rom then is it ok just to hook up another ide cable to their mother board and hook the hard drive from the windows 98 computer on the end of that ide cable as the master? and by turning the computer off, and then hooking up the hard drive and then turning the computer back on it should reconize the windows 98 hard drive in my computer right away right?

If I would have to put the windows 98 hard drive in the new computer on a seperate ide cable is it ok to have it as master? cause the hard drive that is already in it would be master to but it would be on a different ide cable.

I am hoping the new computer just has the hard drive on an ide cable by itself so I can just hook the other one up as a slave and get the files and be done with it.

How ever if someone could give me a couple or three scenario's with ide cables and hooki... Read more

A:Solved: windows xp hard drive with win98 hard drive-question if someone has time??

Yes - you understand it correctly

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Hey guys, your help and expertise will be greatly appreciated... I'm desperately
in need of assistance here...

Recently my comp is totally wrecked up, programs doesn't run like they ought to and
startup is a total havoc. My comp is also stuffed with alot of useless info and programs
and I think it is in serious need of reformatting. However I'm a total comp *****
in this and will need your CLEAR and CONCISE step-by-step explaination... sigh

This guy set up my comp for me bout 2 years ago and when he installed WinXP Pro,
i kinda remebered he ****ed up something regarding partitions. Think he made another
partition and thus my comp has been running on 2 partitions but actually only in
fact i'm utilising one... cuz its showed i only have 1 harddrive (c

So right now, i'm pondering how to totally delete EVERYHING from my comp... is tat
reformat of harddrives? I wanna wipe everything out from my comp, like its totally
cleaned and then starting from scratch, reinstall my WinXP Pro again... how can i
do that? And also considering my problem about partitions mentioned above, I would
wanna merge them together and fully utilise the 2 partitions as 1 after i reformat.
How can i do that? I really have no idea at all... I've tried searching for similar
topics but learned little from those replied suggestions.

A:How to Reformat my Hard-drive and install WinXP Pro again? I am currently using WinXP

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

First go into Bios and find the boot menu make sure it is set to boot from Floppy first(if you have a floppy drive) then your cd rom then your Hard drive.

Put your windows Cd in your cd drive and save and exit from Bios.

1. Start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM. To do this, insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.
2. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.
3. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP Setup.
4. Read the End-User License Agreement, and then press F8.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to select and format a partition where you want to install Windows XP.
6. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Windows XP Setup.

Please note that during setup your computer will reboot. When it does you will be asked to press any key to boot from cd DO NOT press anything otherwise it will just start the setup again from scratch.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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My hard hard drive is 30 gig but Win 98 says when you click on "MY Computer" that is 8.4 gig is there a way of fixing this or i will have to update to Win ME. IF so how can i upgrade using the full Retail version of Win ME. I am worrie du to the fact that i am close to reaching 8.4 gig in use files.

A:Win98 says hard Drive is 8.4 gig when is 30 gig

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I have a Dell desktop (tower model) running Win 98 SE. I have had a 2nd hard drive installed for a while now, and it has been working fine. I noticed a couple of days ago that it is no longer visible in Explorer (used to be d:. Now the CD drive is showing as d: ). I cannot pinpoint when this might have started happening or any recent changes that might have caused this.

I looked in setup (under IDE), and the second hard drive is showing a capacity of 0 MB (it seems to be recognized - I saw something that looks like a serial #). I also ran Dell diagnostics - the self test ran ok, but the seek test said "target drive aborted the command". I did not try any other tests.

Any help would be appreciated. I am hoping I haven't lost the drive - I haven't been great with backups

Thanks in advance.

A:Win98 - cannot see 2nd hard drive

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Hi All,
Have been trying to scanDisk my Hard Drive but it tries for about ten attempts but then gives me error message saying could not scan hard drive because there is something writting to hard drive. It asks me to shut this application down and try again.

However, there is nothing I can see running in background and have shut down everything in the startup bar. Have also started pc in Safe mode and still have same problem.
I've re-started pc but still no joy. Will also not let me defrag hard drive either
Any suggestions as to why this is happening?

A:ScanDisk on Hard Drive Win98

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Does such an animal exist? We had one shipped to our house when the store was out of them and therefore didn't know the hard drive wasn't compatible with win98.

Does anyone know if such compatibility exists?

A:Need external hard drive for win98

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I put a second hard drive in a PII running window 98 SE.. drive is reconginzed in bios but not in wondows ... shows in device manager without a drive letter... if marked as a removalbe drive (it is not) windows will assign a drive letter... any idea's on how to correct this

A:Win98 not showing 2nd hard drive

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Sorry, this was a dup posting, so I have deleted the content.

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At the mo my Win XP 120 GB drive has about 26 GB left but i have a second hard drive in my PC ( which i only connect when i wanna do some thing in Win98) which is a 70 GB drive so im thinking of using that as a second drive for my PC , i have alwas been used to formatting W98 drives etc , ie using FDISK etc but im new to doing hard drive replacments / Hard Drive add ons in XP , so my question is whats the best way to add a second hard drive to XP ? i have been told i can format the drive etc while Win XP is booted up ?? is this true ? .


A:Formating a win98 drive to use a a second hard drive in XP

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I hope it isn't wrong place we443y ask.

I want to install windows 98 to my old 166MHz computer. When i try to install then it says that windows setup requires 'largest executable files to run'. Then i bypassed memory checking but it still says that i don't have any free memory for install. Yesterday i connected old hd as a slave in my newer computer. It didn't work at first but then i changed the drive letter and i don't know what i did after that. Anyway it started to work and i formated it. I can save and copy files to 2,36Gb drive. But when i put it back to an old computer as a master then it can only read the contents. It says - free memory 0. When i connect old hd as a master to my newer computer then it says the same.

My english is not perfect but i hope that you guys understand what problem i have.

Is that someting with partitions?

i have compaq deskpro 2000 and i cant enter to bios. I know that compaq bios uses a small space of hd for setupfiles and diagnostic but i dont know how do i fix the problem.

I found that old HD is NTFS filesystem i need to change it to FAT32. Will it help?

A:Hard Drive problem, win98 installing

Sorry for double post.

I have a new problem.

When i reach to win98 setup it gives an error message "w98 caused a general protection error fault in module krnl386.exe"
and second user.exe
after that
standart mode...
raw fault frame .........

I took hd out and put it to my second computer, same thing happens. I have read that it may be a ram issue but my main computer has not some hardware issues. I still got "windows setup requires 'largest executable files to run' " but i can pass it.

Now i can make folders running in dos but i can not copy. I can copy (within ???) XP when i put old hd to my second computer as slave.

What could be the problem?

btw i made FAT32 partition and 200MB MBR partition.

"Place the Windows 98 installation files in a folder whose UNC path contains no more than 240 characters" <--I don't understand.

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I have an external Hard Drive (Freecom Classic 160GB), my Laptop is running under Win98 and the USB is 1.1.

If I plug in, I see that there is some activity on the the hard drive - if I go into the explorer I cannot see a separate drive and therefore I have no access to the external hard drive.

I did load all drivers successfully - if it is plugged in I see in the system environment that the hardware has been accepted and is valid - but I don't see a drive on the explorer !?

I have the same problem if I plug in a card reader in the USB slot !

I have no problem if I plug a digital Camera or a Scanner - this is working OK !

Is there anything to be configured in Win98 ?

All equipment is working fine on an other Laptop under WinXP !

Would be very nice to find someone who can help


A:No access to my external Hard Drive under Win98 using USB 1.1

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Hey Gang,

Can anybody point me to the instructions about how to install XP Pro to a single Win98 hard drive - to make it dual boot, like Win 2k?

I've been looking all around the internet and the only thing I've found is an XP dual boot on a 2nd hard drive.

Does XP have that capability?


A:How Do I install a Dual Boot XP to a Single Win98 Hard Drive

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I am converting from a Win98 computer to a new Win XP computer.
Old 80 gb HD contains 10 partitions in FAT32 format.
New 160gb HD has 2 partitions, Drive C: 144gb in NTFS format and Drive D: 4.75gb in FAT32 format.
I would like to remove the old 80gb drive and install it in the new computer.
-- How will my partitions in the old drive show up on the new computer?
-- Should I leave the files and partitions as they are in FAT32 format, or is it necessary to copy the files to new Drive C:, then reformat the 80gb drive and re-partition it before copying back.
-- Does XP come with partitioning software?
-- If not, do you have any recommendations?

A:Going from Win98 to WinXP

As long as the old HDD is set to slave, It should work fine.

As for formatting - I assume one of the 5 partitions hac Win98 on it?

Personally I would copy any data that I wanted to keep and then reformat the old drive (NTFS if you don't need Fat32) and create new partitions - XP can do this, but the HDD manufacturer will probably have a utility to download that will do it faster and more reliably.

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i reformatted no the weekend and put win98 on. i installed win98 to C:\Win98, then i put XP on to C:\WINDOWS with the hope of being able to boot into either OS if necessary. i cant do that. when i go to the operating system menu, ony WinXP is there. my winXP installation was a "New Installation"

i have never done this b4, did i do something wrong or is there anyway i can fix this??


A:WinXP & Win98

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Can someone tell me if i can install winxp on a computer using win98 ?I would like to get the win98 back up and running,so i can give it to my kids to use.Also what all do i need to do this ?And is there a website where i can download winxp? This computer I'm on now doesn't have one,it came preinstalled with this computer.

A:Win98 to Winxp

First it is not recommed to install xp over windows 98 it is better to do a fresh install.

Second no no and no there is no legal way to download windows xp from web.

Third you cannot install or even should install windows xp from another computer becuase of WPA and because you are breaking the EULA.

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I reformated my brothers computer he had win98 on it and i installed winxp pro. Now when his computer starts up it asks what system we want to start up with.. Microsoft windows or Microsoft Windows xp pro. if u you choose the microsoft windows it just goes to c: prompt. Any way of getting rid of that? Also I tried a refomat again just to see what happens and it reformated sorta..it left all the installed files etc that we had put on the computer since we formated to winxp.. ( so the files we installed once winxp was on the computer) any idea on what happened and how i can maybe reformat it so just winxp and nothing else is on here..

Any help would be great and ASAP would be even nicer sorry but he dont want to go without his computer


A:win98 to winxp

look here http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q289022

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I have a P3, 866 MHZ with 256 MB RAM running Win 98 that I use for my cottage. Mostly the PC is used for email, Internet access, some MS office applns etc and usually works pretty good (although Win98 hangs occassionally).

My question is would I be any better off replacing Win98 with WinXP - in other words recognizing this is an older machine would there be any performance benefit running WinXP (a newer op system)?

XP is obviously a more robust, reliable, secure o/s with addl functionality but on this particular 866 MHZ PC would user performace get worse, stay the same or get better...?

If the user performance would be essentially the same or better it would make sense to spend the money and upgrade to XP (and take advantage of XP's better functionality) but if performance is degraded it may be just as well to keep using Win98 on this older beast.

- and would it be better to do a complete new install of XP (a fair amount of work reinsalling all my applns...) or just doing an upgrade to Win98?

Appreciate any good advice.

A:WinXP vs Win98 - for 866 MHZ PC

If you take my view, then XP is surely to be preferred over Windows 98. I myself run XP and am completely content with it's features, compatibility, performance, looks, etc. You are finding it difficult to decide whether to run XP or Windows 98, right? Just compare your System Specifications and mine and then again have a look at your problem. See if you have the same difficulty in deciding like you had before.

Good Luck.

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Trying to re-load windows XP on a system after it crashed during a power outtage and windows wouldn't boot.

Hard Drive seems fine and yet once XP begins to load up and get ready to install, it says it can't see the hard drive (even though BIOS lists the hard drive as there). Tried other programs......ie...win 98 and winME and it see's both of those & will load but it's WinXP that came with this system and we want it back on.

It's not the XP CD because we even tried another one of our XP CD's and it gives the same error message.

Any ideas what is going on?

Thanks in advance!

A:WinXP can't see hard drive

How is the drive connected to the system? Is it a sata drive or is it connected via a controller card? If either of these are correct, you will probably need to load the controller driver during setup when prompted.

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I had the ide hard drive on a comp that i somehow really messed up
and i was wondering if i reformat & reinstall windows xp will it fix it?
also im preety sure i cant do a disc boot cause i have an external hardrive please soeone help i am really in quite a pickle folks

A:Help with winxp on 2nd ide hard drive

I don't think anyone could make sense of what you said if I can't.


You have a messed up IDE hard drive.

It is from a computer.

You want to reformat and reinstall XP.

That I understand.

THEN, you start taliking about some external hard drive - ???

What make and model of computer do you have?

Do you have the XP install disk AND the manufacturer support disk?

Do you have a floppy drive AND/or a cd/dvd drive IN the computer?



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Hi there,

Situation is:

3 boxes: one WinXP Pro, one Win2K Pro, and one Win98 (not SE). No server.

Router: SMC, D-Link (2 models), Linksys, Belkin (only one at a time, though ) to cable modem.

Problem: Win98 doesn't see any other comp than itself. WinXP or Win2K can't see Win98.

Std IP config on all NICs: Automatic IP, DHCP enabled, NetBIOS over TCP/IP, etc...

Same IP scheme (e.g. 192.168.x.x), same Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS IP addresses (auto).

Same workgroup name (No leading/trailing spaces)

All firewalls OFF.

Registry edit to fix the browsing delay from XP to Win9x: DONE

Same username and password (none) on each.

Internet access: YES for all 3 (ping, browser, etc...)

Ping the other computer's IP address:
- YES, all 3 for WinXP & Win2K
- YES, all 3 for Win98 but only with NetBEUI installed

Ping the other computers by name:
- YES, WinXP & Win2K do see each other
- NO, Win98 can't only ping itself

NET VIEW reports:
- Win98: Win98 as the only server
- WinXP & Win2K: WinXP & Win2K as available servers (no Win98)

No share accessible on Win98 from either Win2K or WinXP (using UNC with IP address).

Can't say, since Windoze 98 (not SE) doesn't accept UNC with IP.

According to experts on this forum (no names ) Windoze 98 can be used with XP or 2K. What am I missing then?


A:Win98 and Win2K + WinXP P2P ????

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Hiya peeps,

My brother in-law has a winXP puter, but it doesn't work very well because it only has 64mb memory. He's going to update the memory to 256mb after Christmas, but for the time being, he wants me to put win98 on it.
Can I install win98, on the puter without losing the winXP? or will I have to do a clean install, and format harddrive.


A:Can I install win98 over winXP

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I currently have WinXP Home Edition installed, but due to a compatibilty error with a game I plan to install Win98 on a partition. I did a little serach on these forums and found numerous threads about doing this, but I thought it would be best if i asked myself, as I don't want to screw up my system (i've done that once to many times ).
I have also read a few things stating that you really need to start with Win98 installed first. In my case, this isn't an option. I am using the NTFS file system, not Fat32. Could someone outline some steps for how to setup a partition with Win98 and WinXP.
Do I need a special partition program to do this, or will WinXP and Win98 be able to handle it all themselves. Thanks.

ADDED: I only have 1 hard-drive by the way. I've been having a look through the Microsoft Knowledge base, but I haven't found a way to create a new Fat32 partition with Win98 on it and keep my NTFS WinXP partition as well. Please help. Thanks

A:WinXP and Win98 partition

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is the procedure the same when you install winxp when you reformat? any help would be appreciated.

A:Changing Os From Win98 To Winxp

This should be a good article for you. Includes screenshot! Upgrading to Windows XP from Windows 9x/Me

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When attempting to access anything (printer, file or directory) over my network (that is, attempting to acess something on a computer running windows 98 from a computer running windows xp) it is extremely slow to load. This also applies when trying to print on a network printer - the software crashes for about 2 minutes then prints.

What is the problem? I am going to reformat soon anyway - will this help?

A:WinXP - Win98 Networking

This may be related to a problem that's been known for years with 2K and XP.

Delete the following key from the Registry (after saving)


Eric Pircher sorted this - apparently Win2k spends ages looking for
"scheduled tasks" on other computers when you browse them thru' Network Neighborhood

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I have a Pentium II 350 Dell running Win98 w/ 96 MB RAM.
I am finally giving up on all other courses of action, and am going to re-format my hard drive, and then re-install Windows 98, and add my programs and then share/freeware apps, one by one.
But, should I reformat the drive and then do a fresh install of WinXP? Or should I do the fresh install of Win98, then upgrade to WinXP before I load any programs?
Thanks very much!!
Michelle [email protected]

A:Should I upgrade from Win98 to WinXP?

I'd format and install a clean copy on the system. However, I recommend, (strongly recommend) you get a faster computer with at least (LEAST) 256mb ram. At the very least get a PIII 700 or more with 384 or more ram. It makes a BIG difference.

Microsoft says you need:
PC with 300 megahertz or higher processor clock speed recommended;
Intel Pentium/Celeron family, or AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended
128 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum supported; may limit performance and some features)
1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space*
Super VGA (800 600) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor
CD-ROM or DVD drive
Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device
But they BS. If you wanna wait an hour to open a file, go ahead and follow their sys reqs. But on your pc, for now, i'd stick with win98.

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Hi, can someone lend me a hand in networking both a win98 machine to a winXp Pro one?

This is the current setup.
One router, one cable modem.
Both systems are connected to the router, and I would like to get the win98 os to see and have access to the winxp system.

Stuff that might help.
-The router is a d-link.
-I can't ping the win98 machien, it's ip or name.
-I can ping the router and the localhost.
-I haven't really set anything up manually. But did use the network setup wizard on both winXP and win98.
-I will want to add a printer to the network, but that can be done after I get both OS's to work with eachother.

Can anyone lend me a hand with this?
I've gone through the forums and have found quite a bit, but alot of it is beyond me and I need some guidance.

Thank you.

A:networking win98 and winxp

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Hi, I hope I don't sound too stupid but this is my first VB6 program and I compiled it in WinXP but when I copied and ran the thing in Win98, some code won't do their job.

I made some "scripting.filesystemobject" calls mainly to copy files and check for folders, I also tried to read the contents of an "excel.workbook". The scripting portion seems to work most of the time (not always), but the "excel" portion just won't run.

I have Office2003 on my XP and Office2000 on the Win98 machine. I was thinking this shouldn't cause a problem since the Excel files are saved in the "Excel 97-2000" version.

Any thougths? Please

-- a really green VB programmer (James)

A:VB6 compiled in WinXP won't run in Win98

Not sure if this will work but i had a similar problem
some of your dll files will over write those in the windows 98
some of these are not compatable
what i did to solve this was copy the dll files in question this takes time to find the ones causing problems
and put them in a folder called system98 instead of using the XP dll from the system folder, then i compile my exe using these
this solved my problem
hope this helps

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I have a pc running Windows 98 that will not startup. Instead of wasting time with repairs I purchased a new desktop running Windows XP.

Is it feasible for me to salvage files from the Win98 drive if I install it as a slave inside the new desktop? What problems might I encounter?

Please advise...any help will be much appreciated.



A:Win98 HD switch out into WinXp


ive done it loads of times and never hit any problems as long as you set it to slave all should be fine in my experience.


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Me and a friend of mine connected our pc's via TCP/IP. We used a router, and it works fine (games, applications, everything works). Now we want to connect our pc's via IPX protocol. We've tried, but it didn't work for some reason. Do we only need to do something with Windows, or do we need to disconnect the router and connect the computers directly ? Also, what do we need to reconfigure ? (My pc has Win98, his has WinXP).

A:Connecting Win98 w/ WinXP via IPX

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unable to get past initial stage of upgrade. i get a fatal error after it tells me it can't copy mfc32 to my machine.

A:Upgrade from win98 to winxp

You might look at this site.

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I feel so stupid!

I am trying to get a Win98 PC to print to a HP Deskjet 920C which is connected via USB to a WinXP PC...

Doesnt sound too difficult, except I cannot get the 98 Machine to see the XP one. I can ping the 98 one from the XP one but not vice versa. I have checked the following:

1. Both machines are on the same workgroup
2. Same subnet
3. Same IP Range
4. Sharename is correct
5. Tried swapping cat5 cables between wallports and the result is exactly the same.
6. Printer is switched on
7. Machines can both access the internet so im guessing the patch leads and NIC's are ok

Can anyone think of anything I might have missed? Its driving me crackers lol

Thanks in advance,

A:Help networking Win98 to WinXP

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Hi, if I have an old pentium 4 1.5Ghz pc with 196mb of sd ram would it be better off with windows XP or windows 98.


A:old pentium 4 - win98 or winXP

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I have 2 PCs, 1 is a WinXP MCE, and the other in Win98 SE. The router is properly setup physically and the settings are correct. ICS is working fine, i get internet access for both machines, i can play MP games on both computers thru the LAN options.
The XP computer can see the folders on the Win98 machine thru My Network Places, but my problem is the 98 PC cant see the XP comp in Network Neighborhood. What IS shown in Network Neighborhood is the Network name, and the 98 PC, and its own shared folders, but nothing about the XP machine. I have disabled the Windows Firewall in XP, and set the C Drive to be shared. Under the LAN connection there is no option about the ICF, so i assume by disabling the Win Firewall that cuts that off too. Is there something im missing?

A:Networking WinXP MCE and Win98 SE

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I hope it is the right place to post this question...

I have a software installed on my old system (Windows 98) and I need to clown the software and move it to Windox xp prof.

How can I do it? Is there a program I can download that does that..

Thank you..

A:move app from win98 to winXp

The software needs to be reinstalled. It can't be copied.

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Im am trying to connect my old Windows 98 desktop to the internet through my Sky broadband router ..

I have fitted an Ethernet port to the old pc's PCI slot, have downloaded the driver EN1207D-TX which i was informed it required to use.]
I tried to open an internet browser on it but page failed, also i think its powered by wannadoo as their logo is in the top right corner?

I have been experimenting with the settings trying all manner of differant variables but can't find the right settings.

Old OS: Windows 98 (not sure if FE or SE)
Packard Bell club?

New Os: Windows XP Professional
Packard Bell intel pentium D dual core

i have connected the 2 systems with a USB cable. Both systems are connected to my NetGear router on separate ports. I have tried all sorts.
i have installed the ethernet card/port and downloaded the driver for it (carried across via MP3 player used as a memory stick)
I carried over a network setup file from the network wizard on my xp to the 98 when i try to run it on the 98, after the restart i get -

Windows Networking
Your network adapter Accton EN1207(-TX) PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (0001) is not working properly. You may need to set it up again. For more information, see the Network Troubleshooter in Windows Help.

i tried the best i could to follow the 'trouble shooter' but its useless =/ (or i am w/e)
is there any help you could offer (not sure what information you need but please ask and i will supply)

A:Win98 and WinXP pro Net thru same router?

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I just bought a new 80 gb Western Digital hd. I have WinXP Home edition on CD and want to install it on the new drive.

I read on another site that I need a WinXP boot disk. I downloaded the program from Microsoft and tried creating the 6 disk set. However, no matter which system I use I can't get past 98% created on the first disk. I keep getting a write fault error. I tried different disks but no success.

Couple of questions for the moment:

1. Do I really need the XP boot disks?

2. Can I install WinXP on the new drive by using the CD-ROM drive?


A:Want to install WinXP on new hard drive

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I just bought this comp. I ' pretty sure it has a 20gig hard drive. I want to put in my old one with 80Gig Can some one help? Oh, yeah, Its a dell gx400 W/1.7 cpu.
By the way happy holidays to all!!!

A:winxp change hard drive


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Hey all,

I had this 20gig avi file on my C drive (long story) when I deleted the file, it appeared to delete OK but WINXP still does not see the 20gig free space...

THe recycle bin doesn't see (not that it would fit) and disk cleanup didn't see it either.

Thanks in advance for any help.


EDIT: let me also add the folder it was orginally contained in says its has 7 files and 2.1gig... but only 6 files display with show hidden files enabled

A:Hard drive space WINXP


Forgot that Norton Purge does not show up as part of the recycle bin. As soon as I ran purge my missing space became available again.

I hate the Norton Purge... I have no idea as to what its value is inaddition to the recycle bin (expect the auto purge feature which I have no use for as well )


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My girlfriends dad asked me a question that I don't know the answer to. He said they have an HP computer which had a 10gig hard drive in it. Well, they bought a 60 gig hard drive and put windows XP on it. He said that the computer is only recognizing 2gig on drive c but it set the rest of the hard drive to drive e. So it basically put a little on drive c and the rest on drive e even though they only have one hard drive. Drive c is full now and they are not able to access drive e. He said he tried to reformat the hard drive but it wont let him. Now can he put it in another computer as a slave drive to reformat it or do you know of a way to fix it in the same computer that its in now? Thank you.

A:Hard drive problem with WinXP

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I just bought a Western Digital 160GB SATA hard drive.

Once I hooked it up, I booted back into Windows (which is on a 80gig IDE drive) and installed the RAID controllers that came with my mobo (Asus P4P800 DLX). Once I rebooted back into Windows, none of those balloon popups came up so I assumed everything was installed properly.

I go into My Computer, but only my 80 gig (C: ) is listed. Where is my 160 gig?

I went into the Device Manager and it's listed under Disc Drives alongside of my 80gig. It says it's "working properly" and everything, but it's not showing up

What else do I need to do?

A:WinXP and new SATA Hard Drive

Has the drive been Partitioned and Formatted? Did you use the WD utilities disk?

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OS failed

I was trying to ghost(image)a 80 gig hard drive from a 30 gig when the 30 gig winxp os failed. I could read the drive in slave mode and I was trying to manually transfer files and I ran into a problem. To accounts on the old 30 gig have administration rights and won't let get into the files. Is there any way of getting into it? I tried safe mode and the slave drive doesn't even open.

A:Winxp pro OS failed/hard drive

try this

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