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Old 06-27-2005, 08:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I just bought a 80gig HD. And I tried to install it on the current rig I have. But for some reason when I try to boot my windows98 bootdisk my computer doesn't read my floppy drive. (But it really does :/ its just being a pain.) So I said screw it and I installed it on my old rig (233mhz) but at least it could read my bootdisk. So I installed my windows98 SE and moved the HD to my other rig with win. on it. So when I installed it as my master it would boot windows but with errors at the begining and crud like that. I'm not sure what the problem is but I think the HD thinks my current rig has the motherboard of the 233MHZ comp. But my question is, how can I just erase everything from the HD and make it fresh again. (I've tried doing it from C:/ and it doesn't work in DOS.) Please tell me I didn't spend 80$ on nothing. Any questions on the problem or question just ask.

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Old 06-29-2005, 04:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 06-29-2005, 07:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Make a Windows 98SE bootable cd. I like the WinME boot disk
because of the newer FDisk for larger drives-137 Gb.

Get an iso of Windows 98SE boot disk or make one on the
other rig you said is working.

Then boot to your cdrom with the boot cd, do the partitioning
and reformatting etc to setup new drive, then...

Boot to your cdrom again with your W98SE cd to install the OS.

What are these "errors" on your new hard drive?

Read here to find out how to create bootable cd's from floppies:
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