|The trick is to go through the first stages of the install on another system, then delete or disable the offending devices before putting the microdrive back into the system. Be sure to disable ACPI as well, or Windows will just reinstall the driver and you will be back to square one. I have (or should say had) Win98 running on a Microdrive, and that is how I had to do it. One word of caution - make sure you have all of the drivers in a folder on the Microdrive, as USB is one of the devices that gets munged.|
I actually went one step further, and deleted all devices, and let Win98 redetect the whole system - but that may not be necessary.
One last note - I made the mistake of reenabling ACPI, and just disabling the components that cause the problem (the PCI and DMA drivers). Bad move. You get a whole load of munged drivers. Leave ACPI off completely. You don't get the little green light, but everything else works.