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smoky202

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i have two questions.. either one will help me greatly. if i could boot it up, i probalby wont reformat it. any help will be greatly appricated (sp) . thanks

1) i have an older computer that curently runs windows 98. it acidently came upplugged and when i plugged it back into the outlet, it gave me an error message when it was booting up. the message said "incorrect system disk...remove disk and press any key" i got mad cause no disk was present and i unplugged my d: and a: . the message contenued. any suggestions on how to fix my boot error. (it wont even boot up in safe mode) what do i do

2) on the same computer as in #1, i tryed to reboot the hardrive and reinstall windows 98. i put in my ghost disk. went to my boot opions and set it to boot from d: first. the disk booted up.... started the ghost program. and then gave me the error message that "can not copy to a write protected file". Im asuming that the write protected file is my c: in general. how would i go about making it not write protected without having to boot up in normal mode or safe mode. (the only time it will boot up is in the d:GHOST mode.)
 

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GHOST is used by some companies to copy the hard drive image at factory settings. It is also use by users as to produce a backup and recovery for the PC. Which one is yours?

The error indicates that a file in the hard drive is write protected, possible due to its attributes (Read Only, Hidden, System file...etc).

If the hard drive already has an operating system, boot the computer with a startup diskette and come to a command prompt. At the prompt type:

Sys C:

Press Enter. Once the system files are transfered, restart the computer.

If you are experiencing problem with the Floppy disk drive, try to enter the BIOS setup and set the default values.

Another thing you may be able to perform is to remove the CMOS battery in the main board for at least two minutes, then reinstall. All drives however, must be installed during this process. A checksum error will be experienced and the default values will be loaded. That could give you the opportunity to boot from the floppy disk with a startup diskette.
 
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