I've got my hands on an Asus laptop, a l3000tp if I'm not mistaken (part of the l3tp family).
It has a Pentium 4 processor, 512 MB RAM and a 40 GB hard drive. I wanted to install Windows 98 on it for some good ol' games and Lubuntu 16.04 should I need to connect it to the Web without being part of a netbot. Now, I've managed to install windows 98, then I proceeded to resize the HD and make space for Lubuntu; I did that before installing windows but windows took control of the whole disk, not just the partition I created for it. Lubuntu installed successfully as well, and the GRUB recognized windows so I thought, job done!
On selecting windows at boot it won't actually boot, all I have is a blank screen with a blinking cursor. Lubuntu, on the other hand, boots fine. I'm pretty sure it messed up when resizing the windows partition. Is there a way to recover windows and still have the dual boot? If not, what's the best way to have them on dual boot?
I really don't want to format again, but I'll do it if it's the only way. And just in case, I'm aware that I could just throw a virtual machine on Lubuntu and run Windows that way, but I have my good reasons for not doing it.