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Michel.E
01-29-2003, 03:50 PM
Ok, I reformatted my computer and tried to install windows 98 but it won't read the floppy disc for the bootdisk.

"Searching for Boot record from IDE-0..OK

Invalid System Disk
Replace the Disk and Press any Key"

The light from the floppy drive doesnt even come on, (doesnt read the floppy) and it was working perfectly before.
I think I might have messed it up when I was browsing the STARTUP UTITLITY and I think I might have changed something. :(
Can anyone help me?

GregHess
01-29-2003, 05:29 PM
Your computer is trying to save its life. Install windows 2000 or Windows XP instead.

Its a self defense mechanism.

danhua76
01-29-2003, 07:06 PM
unless you have hardware that is only compatible with win98, i would also suggest installing win2k.

got an olympus slide scanner a few years back for school work, and it only worked with win98. now that i'm out of school, i don't need the slide scanner and don't even want to think about win98.

singularity2006
01-29-2003, 07:40 PM
Did u check your BIOS to make sure floppy A is set as the first boot device? I have this habit of disabling all my boot devices except for HD-0 so things get skipped and it starts booting quicker... but then when I need to do a boot from a disc, i keep forgetting and have to go in to change the setting in the BIOS.

Valkyrien
01-29-2003, 08:43 PM
Originally posted by GregHess
Your computer is trying to save its life. Install windows 2000 or Windows XP instead.

Its a self defense mechanism.

ROFL

singularity2006
01-30-2003, 04:33 AM
omG, sentient CPU!! >.< run for ur life!! :eek:

Skynet rises!! noooOoO!!!!

jsh3d
01-30-2003, 05:08 AM
The real question is, do you want 98 :p? You really should think about getting something diffrent :).

As for your problem, I have no idea. I never did have a good time with 98 ;), but I've never encountered this.

-Jsh3d

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