How To Install Windows 98se On A Toshiba Libretto 100/110ct
This how to guide will show you how to install windows98se on a Libretto 100/110ct step by step with pictures where possible.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
· Windows 98se CD
· Windows 98se start up Floppy
· Another PC with USB support
· A 2.5” IDE to USB cable (ebay)
First you will need to format the HDD using FORMAT C:/s command
Insert the win98se start up floppy disk and turn on the libretto wait for it to boot from the floppy disk, when prompted, “start computer WITHOUT CD ROM support” and hit return.
Wait for the computer to load all the required files, once this is done you will see the A:/ prompt.
Now you will need to type Format C:/s then hit return.
(Before you format the HDD make sure you back-up all data you plan to keep as this command will DELETE ALL DATA)
This will take a few minutes to complete, once the format is complete enter a volume label or hit return to continue. Now you can turn off the Libretto.
Remove the HDD from the Libretto, to do this you will need to turn the Libretto upside down to get access to the HDD, you will see two screws on the left side, remove these.
Put the two screws and the HDD cover to one side, and remove the HDD, be careful removing the HDD there is a metal handle use this and gently pull the HDD out (do not use a screwdriver to prise the HDD out)
Once you have the HDD removed you will need copy the windows 98 install files from the Windows 98se CD.
To do this using the 2.5” IDE to USB cable connect the cable to the HDD of the Libretto, be careful the cable only goes on one way.
You will see there is a pin missing on the HDD and on the IDE converter cable there is a pin hole blanked off align these pins correctly.
Now plug the cable into a USB port on your Desktop PC once this is done the HDD should be seen as Removable media or another HDD
Now insert the Windows 98se CD and copy the WIN98 folder to the Libretto HDD, once this is done you can remove the HDD from your Desktop PC and put it back into your Libretto remembering that the HDD only goes in one way so do not force it in.
After you have replaced the HDD and the HDD cover and screws you can turn your Libretto on and wait for it to boot.
It should book to the C:/ prompt, once it has you need to type
Cd win98 and hit return, you should now be at the prompt C:/win98At this prompt now type setup.exe and hit return now windows will load and begin to install.
It will first go threw a set of test to make sure everything is ok and ready to install windows 98se
after a few minutes the checks will be complete and windows will begin to install.