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[SOLVED] formatted hd- cannot install os

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by daveyp225, Sep 28, 2003.

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  1. daveyp225

    daveyp225 Thread Starter

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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?
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    Go into your bios setup and set the boot order to cdrom first.
     
  3. daveyp225

    daveyp225 Thread Starter

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    what do I do to goto the bios menu?
     
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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.
     
  5. daveyp225

    daveyp225 Thread Starter

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    Your a genius..
    Thanks a lot for all the help!!
     
  6. ~Candy~

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    Well, thank you :)

    I assume you are installing now and we can mark this solved ;)
     
  7. daveyp225

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    yes sir
     
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