Solved: Another computer won't boot

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hansmax

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I'm trying to utilize an old computer, which, as of the last time I used it, worked fine. Now I'm trying to wireless network it, etc., and would like to reinstall Win98. I put a win98 boot floppy into it, and it just hangs at the initial BIOS screen. I have the boot sequence set as A, CDRom, C. The same thing happens when I have the boot floppy in and a win98 install CD in the CD drive. I've got two hard drives in that I want to configure, but I'm not even worrying about them at this point. I thought maybe the floppy drive is toast, but then why won't it boot from the CD drive? I figure I should at least be getting a message about how there's nothing to boot from, shouldn't I. The memory is detected, and the CD drives are. I've checked cables.
The computer is a P2 450 MHz, 128 MB of PC100 Ram. Any ideas of a trouble shooting seaquence I can take this thing through? I would appreciate any input.
 
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is the A drive recognised by the bios? make sure power is connected right make sure ide cable is one for a floppy with pin stripe facing toward power connector, make sure it is plugged into mobo correctly again stripe at pin one
 
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maybe some one here knows how to make a bootable cdrom with the win98 startup stuff, just by pass the whole 1.44fdd thing all together
 

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This is a lot to go over, thanks for the input. I will look at it tomorrow.
 

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This is becomming sort of a whole different problem. I'm going to mark this one solved.
 
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