Please help with HD troubles
i hope you can help me, I'm in a real fix. I need to put a new hard drive into a compaq 5280 laptop. I put in the HD and the laptop registers it's size and that it's there. I have a windows98 program on cd. I have made a startup disk for win98 on floppy. The laptop will not boot to a cd, it gives an error message: disk i/o error (laptop has swappable cd & floppy.
I put in the startup floppy and get to the point where I fdisk the hard drive and format it(it says I have 1 partition, if that's ok), then I can't do anything because I can't run the CD. I don't have OEM drivers for the laptop but I do have a restore CD that came with it, if I can just get the laptop to read it. I've checked HP support and they don't have much to help. i've checked every user manual and they don't help either.