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boot question
deerslayer Mar-21-01 04:57 PM
LAST EDITED ON Mar-21-01 AT 05:52 PM (GMT)

LAST EDITED ON Mar-21-01 AT 05:47 PM (GMT)

I have a computer that does not have a floppy drive.( it uses host floppy when needed) I want to do a clean install on this machine. Is there a way I can copy the contents of a boot disk to hard drive and still boot to so I can get cd rom drivers in to install O.S.? I have other partitions on the hard drive that am not going to format just back up the registry for the programs on them so I can restore after clean install is done. Oh and this computer will not boot to cd tried it several times . dont know if it is a bios bug or the cdrom doesnt support it.
thanks!

633 Celeron @1055, Abit bx-133, 384 Kingmax pc 133 @ cas 2-2-2, ATI radeon 64 mb DDR 16 fans


1. RE: boot question
lbyard Mar-21-01 06:00 PM
In response to message 0
The Windows CD may be bootable. To find out, go into the motherboard CMOS Setup and set it so the CD-ROM drive is the first boot drive. More info is at: http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/software/windows/upgrade/intro.htm and http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/software/windows/winme/install/inst.html. Larry

2. RE: boot question
deerslayer Mar-21-01 06:16 PM
In response to message 1
cant boot to cd on this computer. dont know why wether it is a bios bug or the cdrom wont support but have tried that in the past.....


633 Celeron @1055, Abit bx-133, 384 Kingmax pc 133 @ cas 2-2-2, ATI radeon 64 mb DDR 16 fans


3. RE: boot question
deerslayer Mar-21-01 06:43 PM
In response to message 2
how about if i format c:/sys

then i can boot to a c :prompt right? if i have the win 98 cd on another partiton i could just:
e:\win98\setup.exe

would this work?

633 Celeron @1055, Abit bx-133, 384 Kingmax pc 133 @ cas 2-2-2, ATI radeon 64 mb DDR 16 fans


4. RE: boot question
lbyard Mar-22-01 01:08 PM
In response to message 3
Windows will not install on a partition with the system files. Larry

5. RE: boot question
deerslayer Mar-22-01 05:19 PM
In response to message 4
ok. I see there is a marketpro expo nearby this weekend. I will go there and grab a floppy. Need a few other things anyhow. There are not any good local shops around here. I usually buy online because of this. got my Baybus yesterday. now I just need to find the time to work on it.

633 Celeron @1055, Abit bx-133, 384 Kingmax pc 133 @ cas 2-2-2, ATI radeon 64 mb DDR 16 fans


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