98 boot disk fdisk error
Posted 15 February 2006 - 06:15 PM
Posted 15 February 2006 - 08:00 PM
Where are you getting your disks and how are you creating them?
Download this Boot Disk. Save it to your desktop. Double-click the downloaded file and put a floppy in the drive when prompted to do so. This will create a Win98SE OEM startup disk.
Now try it...
Posted 16 February 2006 - 03:47 AM
Does it display the message "error reading fixed disk"?
Posted 16 February 2006 - 07:21 AM
Go into the BIOS and check the settings, use auto detect if the BIOS supports it. Run the manufacturer's diagnostics program on the drive to check that the drive is ok.
Posted 16 February 2006 - 06:00 PM
what if bios does not support it how do i check it
Posted 16 February 2006 - 07:44 PM
but some day I would like to add win xp so what should i buy if i need to replace it. I still holding out hope will fix the problem
Posted 17 February 2006 - 03:00 AM
In standard CMOS settings you should be able to set the ide channels to auto.
Posted 17 February 2006 - 05:35 AM
Posted 17 February 2006 - 06:28 AM
If you could tell me the make and model of the motherboard I might be able to give you a better answer on the whole auto detect thing.
The manufacturers diagnostics CD is a boot CD, put it in your CD drive and it should boot straight off the CD.
Posted 17 February 2006 - 03:28 PM
i put windows 98 disk in it say unable to reinstall windows unable to read drive.
I think hard drive died
If I was to replace it (don't no if it's worth it) would size should i put in it has wd200 right know.
Posted 17 February 2006 - 04:01 PM
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