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Startup Disk

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by STREACH, Nov 17, 2001.

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  1. STREACH

    STREACH Thread Starter

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    I DO NOT HAVE A START UP DISK AND MY OLD BOILER OF A PC IS TELLING ME NO BOOT DEVICE AVAILIBLE. IS THERE ANYWERE I CAN DOWNLOAD ONE MANY THANKS
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    Hi STREACH, welcome to TSG....

    Do you know how to access your bios to check to see if your hard drive is being recognized there?

    You can get a boot disk from here:

    http://freepctech.com/pc/002/files010.shtml

    Also, if you'll drop to lower case letters, it'll be easier to read your posts. ;)
     
  3. STREACH

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    i copied startup disk from a PC with windows 98 it did not start
    I did mess about with setup before it gave bother but i don't
    know how to check BIOS
     
  4. ~Candy~

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    When the computer is restarting, you'll need to press a key to enter the bios setup. More often than not, it's the DEL key, Compaqs F 10, other computers F 1 or F 2.

    If neither of these work, post back the model/brand of your computer and someone can assist you further.

    If one of these combinations work, once you are in the bios setup, look for information regarding the boot order of your devices, A: should be first: C: second (or floppy, first - hard drive, second ..... wording may vary). Also look for IDE/Hard drive information. If there is a key to recognize the drives, press that one.....save changes, exit and try starting again.

    By the way, what's the history of the computer? Did it start correctly before? If so, what's changed (or what has happened) since the last successful start-up?
     
  5. Stretch

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    thanks for reply and hint about small case
    my user name was spelled wrong it should be stretch :DOH:
    my PC is a didgital 450i i know its old but it good to learn with
    it started fine but i messed about with setup which probably is
    why it is at it
     
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