2. First install Windows 98.
3. After this, insert the XP CD and click on install.
4. You will get two options -- upgrade or new installation. Select new installation.
5. Click on advanced tab in the next window.
6. In that tab, choose "I will specify the drive" then go ahead.
7. Your system will reboot and then it will ask to format the drive in which you want to install XP. By doing this, you will get both OS running on the same machine.
Updated For Those Who Wish To Run Windows 98SE along with Windows XP on Hard Disks Greater than 40GB.
Since Windows98 only supports a Maximum 40GB Disk Size.
To create a partition, first, boot your computer with a Windows XP CD.
And now follow the above procedures!
Yes it is possible to repair windows XP: follow this step:
: Yes, You can repaire windows without data loss.
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If you installed Windows XP in this method you can downgrade. That is, if you upgraded Windows XP from Windows 98 SE means you can downgrade Windows XP by removing Windows XP in Control panel, Add/Remove programs. Then the first Operating System (windows 98Se) will come.
I've had to do this many times at my work. The best way is to boot with a 98 bootdisk then use fdisk to wipe the hard drive. Then restart the machine with the bootdisk and 98 CD in it. Choose the option to run setup from the CD and then follow the instructions. Setup will format the hardrive and then restart to begin installing the OS.
Why in the world would you want to install 98. Microsoft no longer provides support for 98 and XP SP2 is far superior to 98 in the first place. It is a no brainer. Keep XP SP2 and forget the archaic 98.
Type conf.exe as a run command.
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windows is a plug & play OS so every time you add a new device it will give you a new hardware found prompt.to prevent this you must remove the hardware or let windows try to find the driver if you try to cancel it it will just show up on the next boot so try to install it even if you don't have the drivers windows will just put it on your system without a driver.it won't hurt your system and you won't get the NEW HARDWARE FOUND PROMPT AGAIN.
in processess tab click on the outlook process and clikc 'end process' button.
The update from 98 to XP does not affect any software you already had in your computer. Thus it is normal that the icon is still there.
Go to Control Panel (Windows XP has a new, simplified interface in Control Panel, which is not so easy to use, click on Add/Remove Program. Scroll through the list and locate something that is related to Earthlink and remove them all.
I do not know if you need some kind of program to connect to the internet. But if you are not using Earthlink anymore, which possibly is the case, then simply remove anything that is Earthlink-related.
This should help:
If you use earthlink as your server you will have the logo. I have been using earthlink for 6 years and with all my computers it is there. Doesn't bother me though and shouldn't you unless you aren't using earthlink anymore and in that case delete all things earthlink from your PC.
You can not convert a FAT 32 drive to NTFS in windows 98 because windows 98 does not support it. You can however mount an existing NTFS drive in windows 98 using a driver from www.winternals.com
You can take off applications that you want to keep but you must have a good means of storing that application like with a zip drive or flash USB storage device. Can I ask a question, what do you mean when you say "take everything off" in computer terms that means a "format" which means you will be formatting your hard drive which will remove EVERYTHING, I mean start you from the beginning. This means you will not have an operating system and will need to reinstall Windows to get back going, but be mindful, EVERYTHING you had on that computer will be erased.
LOTS Better Find yourself a "zero-fill" utility. There are plenty of free ones online; most of the major hard drive makers supply one with every drive they sell. The "zero-fill" utility should be on a bootable disk, be it a CD-ROM or a floppy, depending on your system. Run the "zero-fill" utility on your PC. Be patient! It takes time to write billions of zeroes! When the "zero-fill" utility is finished, your hard drive will be in the condition it enjoyed the day it left the factory.
To install Windows 98, you should have both an installation CD and a bootable floppy. If your system will boot from a CD (most will these days), you won't need the floppy. Insert the CD or floppy disk, turn the thing on, and you're off to the races.
"Not certain, but if the Windows you are using is XP, isn't XP configured so as to be capable of playing mpegs within Explorer? If so, this could be tied in to your problem. Try disabling that ability in folder options, it might assist."
ok i shall try and help here
the file is corrupt and whenever you try to read from the part of your hard disk it crashes because its trying to access a file that it says isn't there but at the same time is there
Delete the folder and the files inside and empty recycle bin
im afraid anything inside there is gone
A friend just had this but the file was on his desktop so i had to use command prompt to get rid of it but as soon as the file was gone then his laptop worked perfectly
Some more info
I don't know the answer yet, but I have the same problem. I know the file is not corrupt because, share the folder on the network and other computers can play the file without a problem.
So don't delete the file to quickly.
This doesn't solve your problem but you also won't lose a potentially irreplaceable movie.
Try putting in your XP or Vista disk and using the repair option? you may be missing some key files that will allow you to play the movie or even read the movie as a file
Differences between Windows 98 and Windows XP are:
Both Dos and Windows are Operating systems. But, they possess some features which make them differentiate. These features are listed below:
"«Dos is only single tasking while Windows is multitasking.
"«Dos is based on plain interface while Windows is based on Graphical user interface (GUI).
"«Dos is difficult to learn and understand while Windows is easy to learn and understand.
"«Dos is less preferable by users while Windows is more preferable operating system.
"«Limited users can work on dos while in Windows there are many users.
"«We cannot see mouse in Dos while in Windows we can see and use mouse to click on icons or links.
"«Simple text commands are written in Dos while in Windows we operate computer with the help of mouse.
"«In Dos we cannot Play games, watch movies and listen songs while in Windows we can enjoy playing games, watching movies and listening songs.
"«In Dos new hardware cannot work properly while in Windows it can detect and installs software automatically.
"«Application and system software¡¦s did not work properly in Dos while in Windows it runs at a great speed.
"«Dos is not user friendly while Windows operating system is user friendly.
"«Dos performs operations speedily as compared with Windows operating system.
Windows programs, on the other hand, realize that they must share your computer with other Windows programs. Actually, did you know that Windows 3.x itself is a DOS program? What this means is that Windows has control of the computer's hardware, and in turn it shares parts of the computer's resources with Windows programs. The obvious advantage to this arrangement is that you can do several things at once; for example, you could play Beethoven's 5th, start downloading a file from a BBS, then look at your checking account and use a Calculator to check the balance all at the same time. Another advantage is that you can share data between programs; for example, copying a spreadsheet summary into a work processor document.
The important thing here is that many DOS programs will run poorly or not at all in Windows. For example, if you try to run Microsoft System Diagnostics (MSD) while you are in Windows, you will get the message:
You are running Microsoft Windows.
MSD can only report information specified by it's associated Windows Program Information File (.PIF). Therefore information presented may be less accurate or complete than if MSD is run outside of Windows. For more accurate information please exit Windows and run MSD from the MS-DOS prompt.
Some areas may be affected while MSD is run under Windows: Memory values and types will reflect what Windows provides by itself, and through the associated .PIF file; IRQ values may be reported differently; and the visual memory map in Memory, Memory Block Display, and Memory Browser may show different results. Other areas that may be affected include Video, OS Version, Mouse, Disk Drives, and COM Ports.
So how do you know whether a program is made for DOS or Windows? Nearly all Windows programs bear the Microsoft Windows logo Microsoft Windows compatible, while DOS programs do not. If you're still not sure, try running the program from the DOS prompt first. For example, type calc at a DOS prompt; you will get the message:
This program requires Microsoft Windows.
NOTE for Windows 95/98: if you try running a Windows program from the Windows 95/98 command prompt, the computer will simply start Windows (if it isn't already running) and run the program.
A word of warning for Windows users: in the Main group there is an icon called MS-DOS Prompt. This is not the same thing as running in DOS. It will let you run some DOS programs, such as the command prompt or the EDIT program, but it is still running on top of Windows. The proper way to switch from Windows to DOS is to close or exit all of your Windows programs, including Program Manager.
One way to switch the computer from Windows to DOS mode is to click on the Start menu, then Shut Down, then choose "Restart the computer in MS-DOS mode". Doing this will close all Windows programs and (mostly) remove Windows itself from memory.
Another way is to adjust the properties of a DOS program. Right-click on your program (or its shortcut), select Properties, open the Program tab, and click on the Advanced button. In the Advanced Program Settings you can set the program to run in MS-DOS mode, and even specify a starting configuration just for that program.AnswerMS DOS is in Windows. When you go to shut down, it has a choice. shut down in MS DOS mode. AnswerBasically, both are operatong systems. MS DOS is the oldest OS from Microsoft. It is a single user command line operating system. While Windows (latest version) is multi-user and feature a user friendly GUI(Graphical User Interface). AnswerMS-DOS (MicroSoft Disk Operating System) is a CLI (Command-Line Interface).
Windows is a GUI (Graphical User Interface).
When working with a CLI, you begin with a blank screen and a command prompt. At the command prompt, you type commands, one at a time, for the computer to process. (i.e. "MKDIR C:\MYDIR" to create a directory called "MYDIR" in the root folder of the C drive) Any programs (text editing, database, etc) are run from the command prompt by directing the computer to the location of the program, and typing the execution command.
Example (Text in italics are commands, other text is command prompt.):
C:\> ''CD PROGRAMS''
C:\PROGRAMS\> ''CD GAMES''
C:\PROGRAMS\GAMES\> ''CD PONG''
At this point, PONG would take up the entire screen, leaving you unable to do anything but play the game until you exit the game. After you exit the game, you would be brought back to the prompt:
On the other hand, a GUI offers much more flexibility by using icons and windows to represent objects and programs. With Windows, you can open several different documents or programs, and easily switch between them. Also, there is the Start Menu, from which you can launch program shortcuts instead of having to wade through the entire file directory to execute your choice of program.
The interrelation is that Windows was originally a program ran to top of DOS. In order to use Windows, you used to need a line in your AUTOEXEC.BAT (a script file that automatically executed on DOS startup) that pointed to the Windows program. Windows versions 3.x - 9x and Me still run on top of DOS. What this means is that those versions of Windows aren't really Operating Systems, because they rely on DOS to process all the programs. All those versions of Windows do is make the programs easier to get to and switch between. Windows NT versions, and the Windows XP/2K line are built on their own system kernel so they are considered true Operating Systems on their own.AnswerDOS was an older version by Microsoft which was entirely text and command based. Windows has a GUI (Graphical User Interface) which means you can use a mouse, view pictures, have icons, etc. If you've ever seen something like '''"c:\>_"''' in white text on a black background, chances are that that was DOS or a version of it.
On Windows XP, you can get a version of it by pressing Start -> All Progs -> Accessories -> Command Prompt. This is an updated version of the original DOS which would run in fullscreen and be the only thing on the computer. You can get started by typing ''HELP '' to see a list of commands. For info on a particular command type '' /?'' .
difference between ms dos and windows
first you need to select the folder. then right click the mouse once. select properties at the bottom of the menu. select hidden option and apply. now select if you want to hide subfolders nad files in this folder. next select advanced and then encrypt contents for secure data. click ok then select sharing tab at top of box. check the box "make this folder private" click general tab and apply box at bottom. hey presto hidden folder, encrypted, and unsharable do reverse to access the file but don't change the sharing part. e-mail me if you having problems
ur soln. is very good. I've tested it but unable to find my own hidden, encrypted folder! presto?
well if you cant find your encrypted folder first what you need to do is go to tools, click on folder potions, click on the tab that says view, and click show hidden folders and apply.
If u have an additional partition like D: ten u can install winXP.if we are putting the XP installation CD it will ask wherre we want to install.don't try to install in C:.if u have only one drive and u have enough free space then u can use third party software for partitioning the unused party. By Anas
Why not install another hard drive and choose which drive to boot to by using your bios. Windows has enough problems trying to keep it's operating system running, I wouldn't advise running both operating systems on one hard drive if I could do it with two hard drives. Before you do either you want to check "all" your hardware to see if it will run with both operating systems. What may run with 98 SE may not run with XP and God only knows what the next Windows is going to run with as Long Horn may not run with any or either. Good Luck with your system.
P.S. I have two hard drives one with 98 SE and Linux using a dual boot configuration and the other runs with XP by itself.
No. Unlike in previous versions of Windows, there is no possibility of "uninstalling" Windows XP. The reason is that in most upgrades, Windows XP converts the file system on the hard drive to NTFS. This file system does not work with Windows 98, and it is very difficult to convert back.
Even if the above were not the case, a system that shipped with Windows XP wouldn't contain the operating system files of Windows 98, thus you couldn't revert to it.
Even if it was a PC which originally "had" Win98 on it (then say you upgraded to XP) only in XP Professional can you run initially in FAT32 or NTFS. (as my upgrade disc did not automatically convert the system over to NTFS. Win98 is FAT32.
Converting the XP files to NTFS is a "one-way" street. There is no going back.
Meaning, you need setup Cd's; for the only way back is to format "C" which erases everything and "fdsk". And then all the other disks that run your printers and scanners (and other stuff?)
Laptop's BIOS settings which can be accessed by pressing the [Esc] key during the memory test when booting the laptop.
If you've format your hdd using NTFS, then you need a windows 98 bootdisk to startup, run fdisk.exe and choose Y to treat NTFS as large disk. delete the NTFS partition and recreate the FAT32 partition. Then restart, format the HDD and install Win98.
Windows 98 was the polished, final, improved version of Windows 95.
It was easier to use, suffered a lot fewer crashes , freezes and other forms of torture familiar to Windows users than the 95 version did and had a higher support for USB.
Windows 95 and 98 are somewhat the same disregarding graphics. 95 was the big bang for Microsoft. After such a success and with the Internet on the rise, 98 came out configured for a more optimal net configuration. But not that stable or reliable. Windows 2000 and Windows NT are pretty much the same thing just different release dates. NT based OS's are a lot more stable considering they run on NTFS(hince NT) whereas 98/95 run on FAT32 which is of course less stable. And well XP just plain over did it, XP just looks pretty. XP is way to big, takes way too much start up and RAM dedication. Make sure you have a solid Gig of RAM before going XP, and upgrading to Service Pack 3 is advised.
Windows 95 and 98 (and Windows 98SE and Windows Me) were designed and marketed to Home users. Windows 2000 is an expansion of Windows NT and both were marketed for Businesses. Windows XP is a hybrid of the two allowing for the selection of either file system at the time of installation and is much more stable. It's Microsoft attempt to wean users onto two flavors of the same OS, thus keeping their costs down and better compete with Unix.
If you're running Windows XP Home Edition, you can run rather successfully with 250mb of RAM (even 128mb if all you're doing is Word and email, although I don't recommend it). If you're running Windows XP Pro, then I would recommend that you run with 500mb of RAM, with 1gb only being necessary for high-end gamers, or graphic users such as CAD-CAM or movie.
It also depends upon if you're a work station or a stand-alone system. Tens of thousands of work stations run just fine using Windows XP Pro with just 250mb of RAM, whereas stand-alone systems need more.
Windows 98 is based on DOS which is an old operating system created years ago hence why it crashes a lot.
Windows XP (and Vista, 200, and NT) are completely rewritten from scratch. They are much more reliable and have replaced Windows 98.
First of all Windows 98 cannot work with most hardware. Windows XP can work with hardware that 98 can work with and more. Windows XP haves better themes than 98. XP can work with more software than 98, XP can also work with software that 95, 98, Me, and 2000 works with. XP haves better icons. 98 is slow. XP is fast. XP comes with more security features than 98.
The issue is the video card driver either isn't installed correctly, or the monitor isn't being seen correctly with the right driver.
The most common problem is the video card driver. Go to Device Manager, and right click the video card, and select UNINSTALL. then reboot your computer, and it should reinstall automatically
They are practically worthless, though you may find someone willing to buy one, usually because they don't know any better.
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