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shinny1

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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!
 
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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).
 
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:D Is the floppy drive first in the boot sequence in your BIOS setup? Just a thought. KW1
 
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Hey..if you are installing Win98 why are you using a disk ? Y arent you using the Windows98 installation CD ?


Just a thought.
 

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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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