However, it appears that those ISOs are not working. I got the recovery ISO for W98 from those two members. While they appear to be bit-to-bit identical,
I created two CDs anyways but neither works. I'm aware that the W98 recovery has some issues and is supposed to halt in the middle of the process.
But in my case, after it boots and loads the necessary CD drivers, it asks me to hit "enter" to continue the recovery process. I hit enter and it does nothing. It stops right there...
I know my hardware is fine because one member also sent me the recovery for W2K and it installs just fine without an issue.
I also tried smaller hard drive (40gb at first, and then 3gb because sometimes the recovery cds can't deal with larger hard drive) but the result were the same.
has anyone received recovery iso for 98 from the members here and succeeded in recovering the system to the factory default?
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As I recall, if you break or exit out of the process and execute the commands manually without attempting to overwrite the one bad file, the restore will eventually complete. You just have to keep pressing the letter to skip files.
The drive letters get reassigned and it was a goofy xcopy string, but it's all it the bat and config files.
I thought I saved or posted the steps somewhere, but I can't seem to locate them.
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Actually, I do have the text file that's included by someone stating the problem during the installation and how to get around it.
However, I think I'm experiencing a different problem.
The known problem seems to happen during the installation. In my case, the process never even gets started; it just quits when I hit "enter" to start the process.
At this point, I can really use a comment from someone who successfully ran the factory-recovery process on 600X in recent times...
Many of the links on that page may now be broken. And if I were doing this today, I would probably look for a more recent fan-made service pack for Windows 98, but I haven't kept up with the Windows 98 fan scene, so I have no idea who might be maintaining a good all-in-one update service pack these days.
Nostalgic for: 600X PIII 850MHz in a SelectaDock III with 64MB Voodoo 5 5500 and Sound Blaster Audigy 5.1.
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