Thank you for your fast reply!
Hmm.. look how things went (because I don't quite know what's happening there)
I did boot from floppy, I chose the first option "Start computer with CD-ROM support",
while having the Windows NT CD in the CD_ROM.
A list of drivers that were not found for my device (device name: MSCD001 it says) flashed before my eyes.
But then, there was a message:
"ASPI CD-ROM driver for DOS
Host Adapter 0, Target SCSI ID=5 - LUN0:TOSHIBA CD-ROM XM-5701TA0557
CD-ROM driver installed: 1 host adapter(s), 1 target(s)"
which made me believe that a drive for the CD-ROM was found and installed.
Another message was about the RAMdrive (virtual disk) created:
Disk size: 2.048 K
Sector size: 512 bytes
Allocation unit: 2 sectors
Directory entries: 64"
After that, another message was displayed: "Preparing to start your computer.
This may take a few minutes.Please wait", followed by a sort of error message:
"Windows 98 has detected that drive C does not contain a valid FAT or FAT32 partition [..possible causes]"
..and then, after "the diagnostic tools were successfully loaded to drive C",
on the screan appeared:
"MSCDEX Version 2.25
Drive D:=Driver MSCD001 unit 0"
and the prompt A:\> appeared.
OK.. so I tried to see what's happening.. it can see A and C (the floppy I made as you said
and probably the RAMDrive created by it). It could also change to D, but it could not read it
(when I tried to give the 'dir' command or the 'scandisk' command, it gives me a message
that sounds like 'Not ready to read data, Retry, Abort, Failed?'). Any other letters tried didn't have a chance.
Now I know that my partitions are NTFS.. I really didn't expect it to be a problem
I don't know what was supposed to happen next.. the CD-ROM part? It doesn't move..
Today, someone that used to work with this station told me that it is possible for the
CD-ROM to be broken, although the PC 'sees' it. Do you think this can be it? I sure hope not
I will attach the SCSI ID list and the result of the command fdisk /status, maybe there is something there, I don't know.
Thank you for your patience.. it gave me patience to try and try and..
maybe something will work.
Meanwhile, on the site you pointed me to, there was something wich could be used to read NTFS partitions.. I will try to see if I can make it work maybe to
try an installation using floppies.. don't know
Have a nice day,