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Boot Help Please

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by shinny1, Dec 15, 2001.

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  1. shinny1

    shinny1 Thread Starter

    Feb 10, 2001
    My hard drive is clean. Im trying to reinstall windows. When I put the win98 boot disk in and try to boot the pc I keep getting "non system disk please reinsert disk and hit a key". I have made more win98 boot disk and still get the same thing. I chanced the floppy hardware thinking it was that but no luck still same thing. any help please!
  2. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge

    Apr 10, 2000
    If you have changed your floppy drive, the next things are possibly an incorrectly-connected interface (ribbon) cable or an incorrectly-connected power supply cable. If these are not it, then all that's left is a possibly bad floppy controller (main board).
  3. kilowatt1


    Oct 27, 2001
    :D Is the floppy drive first in the boot sequence in your BIOS setup? Just a thought. KW1
  4. CLMSS


    Apr 1, 2001
    Hey..if you are installing Win98 why are you using a disk ? Y arent you using the Windows98 installation CD ?

    Just a thought.
  5. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Jan 27, 2001
    Sounds like you might be just downloading the boot disk file and saving it to a floppy insteading of expanding it.......

    Take a look at the listing of files you have on the floppy disk from a working computer........
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