Edited by computernewbie, 01 July 2006 - 08:01 PM.
No Operating System
Posted 01 July 2006 - 07:21 PM
Posted 01 July 2006 - 08:02 PM
Sounds like it worked perfectly to me...
When you "wipe a drive", especially with third party software, it will take everything off the drive. That's how you prepare a drive to install an operating system on.
Do you have any disks for your computer? If so, what do they say on the labels?
Posted 01 July 2006 - 08:06 PM
I also have Windows XP that says "Only for Reinstallation"
Posted 01 July 2006 - 08:35 PM
Posted 01 July 2006 - 09:24 PM
Posted 02 July 2006 - 07:40 AM
AMBIOS © 1992 American Megatrends Inc.
BIOS Version 1.00.04.CS1T
Pentium ® Pro CPU 200MHz
Hard Disk 0 Installed QUANTUM FIREBALL_TM3840A
ATAPE Device Installed FX120T
Floppy A: Installed
Missing operating system_
Posted 02 July 2006 - 08:00 AM
What do I do from there???
Posted 03 July 2006 - 07:26 PM
Your boot priority appears to be correct.
Download this Win98SE Startup Disk and save it to your desktop. Double click on the downloaded file and put a new, formatted floppy diskette in the drive when prompted to do so by the application. This will create a startup disk that will contain the necesary drivers to use the cd-rom. Let me know when you've go this disk ready and we'll see if we can get an operating system loaded on your machine.
Posted 05 July 2006 - 01:56 PM
1.Use with CD Support
2.Use without CD Support
3.Type HELP if needed
I choose option 1 with the floppy and CD in and it won't reconize any CD I have....
I don't know what to do now........
Posted 05 July 2006 - 02:24 PM
At the A:\ prompt, type fdisk and press "Enter". At the fdisk options screen, choose the option to show partition information (4...I think) and post that information to your next reply.
Posted 05 July 2006 - 07:19 PM
Current fixed disk drive: 1
Total disk space is 3678 Mbytes (1 Mbytes= 1048576 bytes)
This my Partition Info....note: Volume Label is has no info underneath it.....
Edited by computernewbie, 05 July 2006 - 07:23 PM.
Posted 05 July 2006 - 07:29 PM
Press the Esc key until you get back to the A:\ prompt, type e: and press "Enter". Put your Win98 installation cd in the cd-rom drive and close the tray. At the E:\ prompt, type setup.exe and press "Enter".
This should start the installation process. Let me know how it goes...
Posted 05 July 2006 - 08:25 PM
On any other drive after that it said bad command or filename....except on drive C....
on C it said Invalid Media type reading drive C.
Abort, Retry, Fail?
P.S. I just found a new disk for Windows 97.....Where would I find a Win97 startup program to put on a floppy????
Edited by computernewbie, 05 July 2006 - 08:26 PM.
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