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Can't enter my windows98/ boot disk problem..

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Hi, I have an old EPOX 753-012 AMD K7/DURON, w/cd-rom and floppy drive. System: Amibios Simple Setup Utility Version 1.21.06.
Until recently it runned ok, but one day it wouldn't. The only message I got in DOS, was:



Boot failure
Insert BOOT diskette in A:

After searching the net for a (perhaps) easy solution for the problem - apparently I need some sort of a BOOT DISK. I ended up at WWW.BOOTDISK.COM, trying to download bootdisk files for win98, and saving them on a blank floppy disk. And apparently this didn't work:

searching for boot record from floppy..OK
Non-system disk or disk error

I understood today that I've been trying to enter a diskette with the files packed, so I tried unpacking them and saving them on a new floppy to enter in the old machine, but there isn't enough space on a single floppy for the bootdisk.img file.

Is there a fairly easy way to get me in to windows again? I'm not to skilled in this field. But Iv'e stored a lot of stuff on the harddisk, so I'm kinda desperate..
:whistling: THX :blink:
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The first thing to check here is the memory sticks. They are not getting a good connection or the sticks may have gone bad. Memory failures can cause a non-boot because only part of the memory has failed.

The rpl-rom errors may be a faulty bios, or could be caused by network error.


I usually get boot disks from here as i have had problems with some bootdisk.com boot disks.


Instructions are there on the website.

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Hi almesveen...

The trick in using startup disks from bootdisk.com is in the creation of the disk. Download the file from bootdisk.com and save it to you desktop. Double-click on the downloaded file...THEN put a fresh, formatted floppy diskette in the floppy drive when you are prompted to do so. This will create the disk properly.

For Windows 98 (all versions), I recommend the Win98SE OEM bootdisk...both for the files it contains and for it's reliability.

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