Lost system files when re-formating hard drive
Posted 24 March 2005 - 04:01 AM
Posted 24 March 2005 - 04:18 AM
If you did this nothing would have happened?
Posted 26 March 2005 - 02:56 AM
The format completed and in so doing wiped out the bios systen files. I assume from the C drive and form the programable chip on the main board. I'm hopeing for an easy fix.
Posted 26 March 2005 - 03:32 AM
The good part it did not wipe your BIOS
OK when you start the computer it will have a message something like
to enter setup hit del or f1 or A & D
what does yours say?
the bad part is you have lost everything else - but your system is not dead just NEW
Posted 27 March 2005 - 03:11 AM
Hope you can help!
PS. I have gone thru the setup procedure as listed in the motherboard manual.
Posted 27 March 2005 - 04:15 AM
put your 98 disc in the drive and it should boot.
If you can't find this option let me know
Posted 27 March 2005 - 05:11 AM
then hit F10. Nothing happens. At that point I follow the BIOC set up screen layout AND ENTER Esc. That takes me to the following screen that allows me to Save the selection. At that point the CD Door closes, the lights blink several times and all goes quiet. the screen displays: Boot from ATAPI CD-ROM:failure.
Its after 3.00 AM
Good evening and thanks. Hope you have more to work with.
I have been looking for a new BIOS chip. It would be simpler to find a software treatment or ????
Posted 27 March 2005 - 02:52 PM
Its the time difference
Posted 27 March 2005 - 04:25 PM
The problem remains unchanged. The disc does not spin so it cannot be read.
Posted 27 March 2005 - 04:47 PM
basic drivers for the cd
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