IBM's Hard Drive Password
Okay, so a while ago, I bought an IBM desktop in the old pancake style (it fit my workstation perfectly). It had a celeron Processor at 266 mHz, 32 Mg RAM, and a 2.1 Gb HD. In its first life, it was a fax server for a large group of lawyers. When I got ahold of it, I f-disked the hard drive, took out the c-mos battery to reset that and had very little difficulty until I tried to load my Windowd Millenium o/s. Apparently this machine was once a drone to either IBM/s old OS2, or maybe another type of database software (NT?). At any rate, no matter what disk I put into the A drive to try and load a windows o/s, I get the error message: Invalid Operating System. Remove the floppy from your drive and try again.
What can I do to get this dang thing to recognize who the boss is here? I need to install either 98 or ME. Can anyone give me a few ideas?