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bobbywilson

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Hi there i hope you guys (or gals perhaps) can help me...
i have a formated computer which was holding xp fine untill i came along.
I finally managed to get into msdos with a windows 98 start up disc but it wont read the cdrom drive after loading it with Cdrom support all i can get are drive A,B and C: a and b both loading the same floppy drive. I hope some one can help me with this thank you.

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What is your ultimate goal here? I am confused.

Simply install XP (again?)

What windows 98 boot disk did you use?

Who made your computer? Motherboard? Cd-rom? Models

The windows xp disk is bootable, so you don't need a windows 98 boot disk if your motherboard and cd-rom support booting to cd--and most computers built since 1998 support that.
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I just want to instal xp again. bootdisk.com and me and noidea and noidea i cant get the xp disc to boot thats the problem wont even on my working laptop!
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can you drop into bios and check the boot order? make sure that cd-rom is the first bootable device.

Since you tried the disk on two machines, are you certain the disk is not damaged?
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which specific boot disk did you use?

Also, do you get any kind of alerts when running the boot disk?


How old is the machine
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The bios order is Cdrom - Removeable - HDD-0 and the disk isnt damaged used it yesterday to install on another pc of myn and the computer is less that a year old
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it was the Win 98 OEM bootdisk on www.bootdisk.com
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Well, when booting, what messages do you see on the screen? Do you hear any beeps
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