[SOLVED] formatted hd- cannot install os

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daveyp225

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I just re-formatted my hd for the hundredth time.. ive been having many random problems with this computer..

anyway... when I boot the computer.. where I would normally be directed towards the command prompt, it checks the a: drive for a disk and says "Invalid System Disk".
I tried putting both a windows98 cd and linux9 cd in the cd drive but it doesnt read them.

I have never needed a system disk before..
Any ideas on how to correct this?
 

~Candy~

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Go into your bios setup and set the boot order to cdrom first.
 

~Candy~

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Depending on your computer, usually it's the DEL, F 1 or F 2 key when the computer is first starting up. If you have a Compaq, F 10.
 

~Candy~

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Well, thank you :)

I assume you are installing now and we can mark this solved ;)
 
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