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Win98SE - Unable to install on new HD


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C:\A: gives not ready reading drive a
Abort retry fail
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Does your T30 have USB ports? If so, do you have a USB flash drive?
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Yes it has USB Port and I do not have a flash drive
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You may have a good excuse to pick up a flash drive here... :tazz: or a USB Floppy drive.

At the A:\ prompt, type C: and press "Enter".

At the C:\ prompt, type command.com and press "Enter"

Does this bring up a prompt and if so, what is it?
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I was at C:
Command.com brings me to C:\ again
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I've lost track... :tazz: ...what is the boot priority set to now. Is it ATAPI CD-ROM...HDD...Floppy?

Go to the C:\ prompt and type A:\setup.exe and press "Enter".

Let me know if you get the read error again...
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CD-HD-Removable
Not ready reading drive a
Abort retry fail
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When you boot from the PC Beginner Utilities 2005 cd, are you given any options or does it go directly to the command prompt?
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Boot from CD ROM
Then start from win 98
and 2 other options
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if i try and replace with 98 cd it comes abck with lines of files is missing or corrupted. the laqst one that is show corrupted is command com
then it goes to a prompt
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A:\Fdisk/mbr comes back to A:

Oh I downloaded from IBM a T30 Disk Doctor CD
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It bvoots up OK and every thing seems to check out OK.
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A:\Fdisk/mbr comes back to A:

When you input this command, did you include the space?

fdisk /mbr

Note the space between fdisk and /mbr
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Returned to A:\
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From the A:\ prompt, with the win98 cd in the drive, type win98\setup.exe and press "Enter".
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