Which Boot Floppy?
I am planning an upgrade to a different mobo(my post is in the mobo section on the subject), but I am fairly concerned about the Win98 installation afterwards.
The thing is, I have a Packard Bell comp, and they don't supply you with the official Win98 CD, only their own "Master CD".
Now, I have reinstalled Windows 98 before, but that without adding any new hardware to it, and I am worried that the "Master CD" will contain all the old drivers for my hardware(I am adding a slave HD at the same time)so then I will have to reinstall all my TNT and SB Live Value drivers again.The CD gives you an option to simply reinstall Windows, which is what I chose before, but the boot floppy may be personalised to the system I bought, not the new and improved upgrade system.
Crunch question-Should I use the Boot floppy supplied with the original software package, or the one that you can make yourself in Add/Remove programs?
check yer c:\windws\ directory for a :
c:\windows\options\cabs you can find you windows files in there.
The boot floppy from the original and any boot floppy you make up will probably be the same. Both will probably have the same files on them. (you can make up one then compare them) My concern is the new mobo and the PB Win98 Master CD. Some mobo's (like my HP system) have a special "tatooing" on them so that the recovery or master CD will only work on their systems. If you have changed the mobo it may not work w/o a special program from PB. BTW, since PB uses their own special mobo configuration, how are you going to change the mobo w/o going to a different case?
I am upgrading the case too, from a Micro-ATX to good old Standard ATX.
Anyone know how I can check with PB to see if the mobo is "tattooed" and will not work with the Master CD.
I live in the UK, so any links to US or other sites will not help me.
I also made a Win98 boot floppy, and they differ quite a lot.The PB floppy contains a file called "Tattoo.BIN"
Is this the Tattoo file?
[This message has been edited by Deafdog (edited 09-03-99).]
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