1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Boot Help Please

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. shinny1

    shinny1 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2001
    Messages:
    88
    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

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2000
    Messages:
    9,124
    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

    kilowatt1

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2001
    Messages:
    2,578
    :D Is the floppy drive first in the boot sequence in your BIOS setup? Just a thought. KW1
     
  4. CLMSS

    CLMSS

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2001
    Messages:
    78
    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

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2001
    Messages:
    103,706
    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........
     
  6. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/61849

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice