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!