Re: Installing New Hard Drive Without Original Windows disk for Compaq Presario 5700n
this is rather old theme, but always actual. I would like say some interesting and helpful things about format HD, installing win98. Win98 F(ile) A(llocation)
T(able)32. My opinion that is fairly commodious file system. When I to install win98, useing start up disk (boot floppy). Somethings you can do step by step. This disk contains generic CD-rom drivers, which you can use when running setup again. on the other side start up disk allow to load very important drivers Himem.sys; EMM386.exe; DOS, drvspace.sys.
After you can make a choice to install win98 from CD.
Only one sentence: oky bios, graphic card, BUT: modem or sound card? that is the question! My (many time) experience: first install sound card and drv for it, and than network card. Especially if it has speakers.