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« on: August 05, 2003, 03:17:48 PM »

hi everyone, i've been having a problem reinstalling an operating system on my computer. For one thing, i can't get the cd-rom drivers installed properly, and the hard drive isn't being detected. So, really what im asking for, is where do i start? The drive is completely formatted, and i need the cd drivers on first. I'm using a floppy that should contain them, but when it says it's all installed, i can't switch to it like i normally could with the E:/ command.

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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2003, 10:03:36 AM »

Ok, goto and download the Windows 98 bootdisk. Run this program and it will ask you to put a floppy in the drive. Do so and this will make a bootable floppy for you to use. Insert this disk into your machine and turn it on. When it comes up with the menu, choose "Boot with CD-ROM support" and press enter. Loads of different programs and modules etc will load now, but after about 3 minutes you will be presented with the "A:\>" prompt.
If you look above this you will see a reference to a program called


Below this you will see you CD drives listed with there drive letters e.g


Put the disk in the right drive and choose the right drive letter.

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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2003, 04:20:18 PM »


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