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Old 01-02-2004, 01:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey All!!

I'm having some trouble reformatting an ancient packard bell computer. I failed to make sure the A drive functioned properly before formatting.

So I installed a known good drive, and it shows up in the BIOS as installed, and I get the light on at startup, but the drive doesn't spin, and when I try to access the disk through the command prompt (I formatted C as bootable) I get the message "Not Ready Reading Drive A, Abort, Retry, Fail?"

Should I try another drive? Seems to me this other one I'm using doesn't work well either.

But I'm wondering if it has anything to do with the fact that I made C: bootable?? I tried disabling the HD and booting right off of A, but I got the message "Insert bootable media in appropriate drive" or something to that effect, and that was when I had my win 98 boot disk in.

If someone could point me in the right direction that would be great!

Thanks!
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Old 01-02-2004, 01:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Make sure you enable the appropriate drive to be booted from, via bios.

You may also want to format another disk and make a new 98 boot disk.
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