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Thread: Install Windows 98 SE on Toshiba Portege 300CT

  1. Install Windows 98 SE on Toshiba Portege 300CT
    #1
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    Greetings,
    Im stuck on this one, I recieved a Portege 300CT from a friend that I use to program two way radios. It was running Windows 98 SE with problems. This computer has no FDD but I have the docking station with the CD drive. I reformatted the drive with a new Win 98 SE disk but now the CD drive is not recoginized and I get Invalid System disk I have tried hitting the F12 key to get to the Boot menu with no results. How can I load the operating system? Thanks in advance.

  2. Re: Install Windows 98 SE on Toshiba Portege 300CT
    #2
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    hi kd4fun,
    this is hard: deleting without thinking about the problems...

    to make it short:
    you need a driver that the docking station is able to communicate with the laptop...

    recover cd at hands? no....

    to make it shorter ;-)
    take out hdd
    make it bootable (format /s)
    put all win98 files in a special folder eg. "win98src" (not more than 8 digits!)
    put all needed drivers in a 2nd folder eg. "300drivers"

    put the hdd back in the 300ct boot it up and run DOS
    hop in the "win89src" folder and type "setup"
    this should install win98 as a clean install.
    you have to install the driver too!

    now you got a fresh and stable win98se!
    there is a "unofficial service pack" for it... search the internet ( ;-) creopard)

  3. Re: Install Windows 98 SE on Toshiba Portege 300CT
    #3
    Akuma
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    Try holding the "C" key to boot from CDROM.

    Another solution is to copy the setup files to the HDD by removing and connecting the HDD to another PC using a USB Adapter.

  4. Re: Install Windows 98 SE on Toshiba Portege 300CT
    #4
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    Hi, i have similar problem.. I have only sd2ide adapter.. Have i chance to install win98?

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