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#1 eastonch

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 06:48 PM

I gave my old computer away to this family then they passed it toa friend which has contacted me saying it wont work, i go to find there is a password on the bios which i have sorted out also there is an issue, its on 98 and i think the HD might be about to go. it cant find no boot record device. it goes through teh list and then says insert Boot Disskette into Floppy Drive.. is there a way around this? and i try and fix it or what? is it doomeD?

it isnt a big deal because i have another pc that is going to him anyhow but i need to know how to fix it and if its possible to tinker with it.

Edited by garmanma, 14 March 2009 - 11:04 AM.
Assuming this is W98/moved to appropriate forum


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#2 OldGrumpyBastard

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 05:27 AM

Try This:

http://www.allbootdisks.com/download/98.html
Does this look like an OldGrumpyBastard or what?

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 05:46 AM

Try this.

Use a bootable Floppy for your operating system, if you don’t have one you can download one from here http://www.pcwindowstips.com/windows-boot-disks/

Place the floppy in you’re A:\ drive and Restart your computer.

Your computer should pick up the bootable floppy disk and start to load the Utilities. If it doesn’t you may need to adjust your system BIOS to boot to the floppy drive first.

From the command prompt Run FDISK /MBR

This will replace your Master Boot Record with a new one and you should be able to use your computer.

Edited by dc3, 14 March 2009 - 05:49 AM.

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 11:53 AM

Thanks. i have downloaded both Se and noirmal, not sure on the OS version but thanks ;)

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 12:37 PM

http://www.pcwindowstips.com/windows-boot-disks/

Thanks. i have downloaded both Se and noirmal, not sure on the OS version but thanks ;)


These boot disks are the same as www.bootisk.com :thumbsup:

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