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The White Rabbit put on his spectacles. “Where shall I begin, your Majesty?” he asked.
“Begin at the beginning,” the King said, very gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”
—Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Assuming Windows 98 is now safely installed, you can begin your journey, appropriately enough, at the beginning: the startup process. At first blush, this might seem ...