After updating a PC with new system board and processor, Windows 98 no longer recognizes the cdrom drive. It shows in the bios, and if I boot to DOS I can use it there. But as soon as I boot to Windows 98, its no longer present. Any idea folks?
Remove all IDE/ATA controllers (Hard Drive Controllers) in Device Manager, reboot and install the correct IDE/ATA drivers for the new board. If you can't get the CD-ROM drive to come up, try installing generic PCI IDE/ATA drivers and attaching the CD-ROM drive as a slave to the hard drive.
edit: alternatively, copy the drivers off of the CD in DOS mode, then get back into Windows and install them...
I would reformat it if it was mine. However, it belongs to my in-laws. And they are affraid of losing all of their data. They have no burner and some digital pictures that take up massive amounts space.
you can make a boot disk from control panel, copy the win98 installer in hd (you don't have to do this with an original win98 install cd, it is boot cd), have some deltree action with "windows" & "program files" directories (beware to delete useful information), then install again