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Floppy Boot Disk
The Windows 98 Setup disk, which ships with the Win98 CD-ROM, is a bootable disk that provides CD-ROM support. The following functionality has been added:
Microsoft Windows 98 Startup Menu
|Aspi2dos.sys||Real-mode Adaptec CD-ROM driver.||Aspi4dos.sys||Real-mode Adaptec CD-ROM driver.||Aspi8dos.sys||Real-mode Adaptec CD-ROM driver.||Aspi8u2dos.sys||Real-mode Adaptec CD-ROM driver.||Aspicd.sys||Real-mode Adaptec CD-ROM driver.||Autoexec.bat||A batch file with a set of instructions that configure your computer when you boot it.||Btcdrom.sys||Mylex/BusLogic CD-ROM driver.||Btdosm.sys||Mylex/BusLogic CD-ROM driver.||Command.com||Command interpreter.||Config.sys||Loads the device drivers.||Edb.cab||Cabinet file containing extract utilities.||Extract||File to expand the Ebd.cab file.||Fdisk.exe||Disk partition tool.||Format.com||Command to format a drive.||FindCD.exe||Utility that confirms existence of CDROM Drive||Flashpt.sys||Mylex/BusLogic CD-ROM driver.||Himem.sys||XMS Memory Manager.||Io.sys||System boot file.||Msdos.sys||Boot option information (paths, multiboot, and so on).||MSCDEX.com||Microsoft CD extension for CD-ROM support.||Oakcdrom.sys||Generic device driver for ATAPI CD-ROM drives.|
If you have problems with Setup or have trouble starting Windows 98, you can use a Startup Disk to start your computer and run Setup or to gain access to your system files. If you have problems with your hard disk, for example, you can use a Startup Disk to start your computer and troubleshoot your hard disk.
The Startup Disk contains generic CD-ROM drivers, which you can use if your computer has difficulty communicating with your CD-ROM drive. To use these drivers, select the CD-ROM drive option.
Note: the best option is to start the computer with CD-ROM support and copy the Win98 directory contents to the hard drive, then run setup from the hard drive.