I have a problem which hopefully won't be too difficult to solve for many of you out there: I have an IBM travelstar 10GB HD with windows 98 SE setup files on it. I put the HD in the webplayer, boot it to C:\ and then try installing. It takes its sweet time scanning the directory structure and files (30+ minutes) and then tells me it can't continue and displays some error message about drivespace.
I had recently formatted this drive and had not (knowingly) used drivespace. It has a single partition and 90% of the drive is full -- I have more installation files than simply the windows 98SE.
Someone please point me in the right direction.
Hey, what you might do is backup anything you want to save from this drive, and then re-partition and format it. That should solve just about any problems you are having. Windows problems are hard to diagnose and fix, and sometimes its just easier to redo it then to troubleshoot.-Life is a Cat-
RE:Drive space problems and securing the hard drive (modified 0 times)
Thanks for the tip but I just ran setup and told it to not run scandisk and that seemingly solved the problem. Now I have win98 up and running. Also, what are your thoughts on using ticky tack (like silly putty) to secure the hard drive?
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