I told some people I would reformat their old 266mhz P2. Unfortunatly it seems that even though there is an option in the bios (Gigabyte 440BX slot 1 motherboard) to boot directly from the cd rom, this does not work. The drive is a Creative labs ATAPI dvdrom. I tried to boot it up with a startup disc, and then install the creative drivers to no avail. It won't even use the oakcdrom.sys I switched the Creative out for an old smart and friendly cd-burner and it had no problems and is re-installing win98 right now Does Creative's older optical drives have poor compatibility to the oakcdrom generic driver or something?