i made a BIIIIG booboo
Posted 13 February 2006 - 03:43 AM
Posted 13 February 2006 - 04:54 AM
When you start the machine up does it try to boot?
Tell me what happens use as much detail as possible please.
Posted 13 February 2006 - 05:04 AM
You mean you want to format you computer & no need to any file there right?? If so, then bring a bootable CD (Win 98) as you want. Put it in CD palyer & restart your computer.. It should ask you to press any key to boot from CD, then press any key to start formatting..
Note: Your BIOS booting sequence settings should be set as: boot first from CD..
Posted 13 February 2006 - 05:09 AM
So if you could answer those questions in my first post before you follow the rest that would be good.
Oh and one other thing, if your cd rom is not detecting then the "boot from CD" method will not work, but we can get around that once we get to that part of the problem.
Posted 13 February 2006 - 09:51 AM
remove all data disks and other media and sritke anykey to restart
do that....it says
thats it you cannot command it to do anything it will say
bad command name
type in d: it wont do anything but say invalid drive specification it will switch back and forth from
A:\ to C:\ as commanded but THATS IT!
I cannot give you anymore information because that is ALL there is..........
Posted 13 February 2006 - 10:06 AM
If the hard drives are not being detected in BIOS, enter BIOS setup by tapping either the F1 or Delete key during the boot sequence. It will tell you on the bottom of the first splash screen which key you need to press to enter setup (Press [key] to enter setup). Read all the instructions on the BIOS screen...there should be a key you can press to set the BIOS to default or Fail Safe default. Press that key, save the settings (usually F10) and exit BIOS setup.
Put the Win98 cd in the cd-rom drive and the startup disk in the floppy drive, then reboot.
At the Options screen, press Shift + F5 for command prompt. At the A:\ prompt, type e:setup and press "Enter". The installation should begin. If it doesn't, post back and we'll see if we can sort this out.
Posted 13 February 2006 - 02:42 PM
Posted 13 February 2006 - 02:49 PM
Would you please list for me what steps you have taken thus far? Have you changed BIOS settings as suggested? Is this machine a desktop or a laptop?
The move information I have at this point, the better. I have to step out for about an hour, but will check in when I return and we'll try to get this thing running.
Posted 13 February 2006 - 02:50 PM
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