compaq presario new hard drive

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mfpchelp

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My compaq presario 4540 hd crashed. Installed new drive but unable to get windows 98 installed. Do not have original compaq restore disks. Any other ideas ??

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Did u just put in the new HDD right out of the box and try to install a os to it w/o formatting? Since you do have the original restore cd's.. What happens when you boot from them?
 
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sorry.. i read your post wrong.. you don't have them.. How are you trying to load the OS?


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mfpchelp

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yes formatted new hd and trying to install win 98 with a windows 98 setup cd full install not upgrade.
 
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The Compaq that you have, does it have a Softpaq or a CMOS(does it tell you to press F2 or F10)? Have you set everything up in the Bios? Finally, What is the error message that you get that won't let you load win98?
 

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With a new hard drive, you will not be able to access the bios setup by using the F 10 key, until you rebuild the Compaq partion....What happened to the original restore disks?
 
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