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98se will not load


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#1 nettblly

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 08:34 AM

I downloaded some updates from microsoft. Then I defragged and turned off the computer (an old compaq with amd processor). when I turned it on again windows 98se did not load. I went to the sartup floppy and got the message that the hard drive was not being recognized. I don't have the original installation cd any more. I have the update cd (98 to 98se). I would prefer not to reinstall -even if I could with just the update cd. so does any one have any suggestions? :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 04:50 PM

What screen do you get to? Past the bios screen but not the windows screen?
Try going into the bios (press F10 at startup) and see if the bios detectsthe drive. If you get to the windows screen, press F8 to get into safe mode.
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Posted 09 September 2004 - 11:42 AM

Thanks for your help I got it going again.

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Posted 12 September 2004 - 01:39 AM

if you find you need to do this every time your computer has been turned off foe a while you'll need to replace the battery on the mom-board




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