Posted 25 June 2005 - 07:26 PM
There are a lot of suggestions on possible causes for this problem on this website:http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000474.htm
You have not told us what operating system you loaded on your system. You said you reformatted the hard drive and then tried to reboot. You cannot boot from a freshly formatted drive as it has no boot information on it.
If you are going to install windows XP you can boot direct from the CD - change the boot order in the BIOS setting to look at the CDROM drive first.
If you are installing older operating systems you will need a boot floppy. If you don't have one you can either make one on another Windows 98*Grinler machine or download one from www.bootdisk.com
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