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Old 08-20-2005, 07:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi

Installed a Maxtor 80G HD IDE to a pc I got for my kids. Downloaded the maxblast 4 software from maxtor onto a floppy for install - all good did the install procedure.

Asked me what OS I wanted to use, clicked 98se. It asked for boot disk in floppy - I did, all good.

Asked me to reboot with OS disk in cdrom. I did. The disk wasn't found!!!

All I'm left with is a - C:\>

Can't get anything to happen. I don't really know what to do with a C:\>. Anything I put in and press enter with gets a "Bad command or file name." message. fdisk,format,setup etc... all give the same. The only one that puts something on the screen is C:\>dir, which says this -

COMMAND COM 93,890 04-23-99 10:22p
HIMEM SYS 33,191 04-23-99 10:22p
OAKCDROM SYS 41,302 04-23-99 10:22p
3 file(s) 168,383 bytes
0 dir(s) 78,140.31 MB free

Been up all night, (literally) trying to sort it on the net.

Any ideas

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-20-2005, 03:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Unless you were trying to partition, the only default drive is C.
You might want to reformat, considering you are replacing an older drive.
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Old 09-16-2005, 07:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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1. place your boot disk in
2. boot from it
3. then type a:
4. then a: should be there and type fdisk
( or try typing format c
then retsrt and boot from floppy using CD support and install 98....

REPLY BACk!!

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