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Win98 Boot Failure

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#1 nessa


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Posted 08 January 2006 - 12:34 AM


i'm trying to boot up Windows 98 withan emergency boot up disk. Except i am having a lot of problems and don't no why. I have never used Windows 98 before or DOS , and really need help

I Insert the floppy disk and select option two: Start computer without CD-ROM support, then it takes me to a screen that says that the Drive C does not contain a valid FAT or FAT32 partition

I typed fdisk/mbr but it appears on the screen "No fixed disks present."

I typed Scandisk C: and it found no problems

I tried to type Sys C: and it says invalid function

I then inserted the Windows 98 Installation CD, and then i type E: and it says Invalid Drive specification, i then put the installation CD in drive F: and it said again Invalid drive specification.

It seems not to allow me to see the drive E and F

I really don't know what to do :thumbsup: and any help would be greatly appreciated
Thanks in advanced

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 12:42 AM

You motherboard battery may be bad, and your BIOS is not retaining your settings. You will need to open the computer case(unplug the power first). It will be a nickel size battery. It looks like a watch battery but a little bigger. You can buy them most any wheres.Most department or grocrey store carries them.
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Posted 08 January 2006 - 09:24 AM

You need to start the computer with CD support so the drivers for the CD drive will be loaded. If your CD drive is normally E: it will now be F: as the boot disk creates a virtual drive that pushes the drive letters back one.

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