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Old 09-28-2005, 07:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Boot failure, plz help!

I went on my PC, which was on standby, and I moved the mouse to get the screen up. When I did this, it came, and I went to click on a program. When I did that, the PC froze, so I restarted.

It will POST, but after that (when it's suppose to load windows) I get a black screen that says "Boot Failure, Insert bootable disk into floppy"

What happened? I don't have a floppy anyway. I loaded bios defaults, still no work.....

Help?

PS. F8 didn't work, and bios doesn't recognize my two IDE controllers (HDD/CD ROM)

EDIT: IT WORKS, I REPLUGGED SOME THINGS IN AND RESEATED BATTERY

THANKS!
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Old 09-28-2005, 07:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you happen to have access to another machine that you could quickly make a bootable?

or : Do you have the OS disk ?
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Old 09-28-2005, 07:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have the OS CD, and I am on another PC right now.
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Old 09-28-2005, 07:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This forum has a post with all the bootable disks shared.
Search this forum for 98 boot disks. Or you can try to boot from cd and "repair" the install that way. I would try the repair first.
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Old 09-28-2005, 08:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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EDIT: IT WORKS, I REPLUGGED SOME THINGS IN AND RESEATED BATTERY

THANKS!
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Old 09-28-2005, 08:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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lol good times.
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