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Can't run Start-up floppy

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by John Lowe, Jan 21, 2002.

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  1. John Lowe

    John Lowe Thread Starter

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    My floppy drive is fine except when I try to run the Win98 Startup floppy to Fdisk and Format my hard disk, it loads a few of the first bits and then stops with a blinking cursor.
    I have taken the HD out and put it in another computer and used the same Start-up floppy and it goes right through to format,etc. Why should this be? This has bugged me for some time and I would love to find a solution.
    Many thanks.
     
  2. slipe

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    Have you tried making another startup disc? Start>Settings>Control Panel>add/remove programs>Startup disc>Create disc.

    Or maybe your computer is screwing up the boot disc somehow. Go here and download one: http://www.bootdisk.com
     
  3. John Lowe

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    I have tried making several new Start-up disks but to no avail. As I said originally this has got me very perplexed. Could I have a virus lurking in the boot sector? I am a bit green on these matters. It is strange that I can move the HD to another system and if I wish Fdisk and Format it. Thanks for your advice. Will try making a new floppy from the URL you gave.
     
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