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Problem in booting...
csk1153 Feb-14-02 06:48 PM
hi,
I bought a pc on ebay which had no OS installed. I wanted to install windows98 on it, so formatted the C drive. But now when I put my
boot disk and start the computer, it tries to
read the boot disk and stalls there. The screen
remains blank and is struck there....
Any inputs on what to do and what I did wrong.
thanks in advance
CK

1. RE: Problem in booting...
KingForADay Feb-14-02 11:15 PM
In response to message 0
Try booting up from your Windows CD then.I've gone through dozens of boot disks in my time, they seem to go bonkers on me from time to time.

2. RE: Problem in booting...
csk1153 Feb-14-02 11:48 PM
In response to message 1
I did try this by putting the windows CD, but it
does the same thing.

3. RE: Problem in booting...
csk1153 Feb-15-02 04:51 PM
In response to message 2
I created a new boot disk, and when I powered the
computer on I got the following errror message:

NTLDR is missing.

so any advice on what to do next...?


4. RE: Problem in booting...
lbyard Feb-15-02 05:16 PM
In response to message 3
Set the CMOS Setup so that it boots to the floppy drive first. http://duxcw.com/digest/Fromshop/software/windows/startup/startup.htm. Larry

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