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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by smoky202, Sep 2, 2004.

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  1. 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. thanks

    1) i have an older computer that curently runs windows 98. it acidently came unplugged 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 options 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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    1) Sounds like you need to boot from floppy and type "fixmbr" at the prompt.

    2) I think you're confused. If 1) doesn't work, Boot from the CD, not the hard drive. Install windows, then ghost the original over the new (Assuming the ghost is on a different drive.partition). On install, you could try just reinstalling "Over-the-Top", first, to see how that goes. Personally, though, I'd format. (Unless your ghost is on the same partition, then you might have a bit of fun coming.)
     
  3. smoky202

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    i thank you for your sugestions. the only problem with your solution #2 is that i am booting from my disk. (d:) when i run the ghost instalation screen, it thens says "error cannot copy to a write protected disk." therefore ..... i dont know what to do. someone today said something about going to fdisk and deleting something and creating a new one...but im not too sure on what to do. any help would be greatly appriated. thank you.
     
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    Thanks........... That Helped Alot..... I Really Appreciate The Help. :)
     
  6. Katzy

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    Pleasure, Smoky! :D:D:D:D
     
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