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Old 05-29-2004, 11:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Formatted Drive

I have just formatted my previously partitioned hard drive for the first time and now can't get the computer to boot up with the boot disks I made before the formatting. The original operating systems were Win Me and Xp and I am trying to load Win 2K Pro. The boot disks come up with the error that it can't read a text file in Boot disk number 1.
I have a copy of Win 2k Pro in Cd form but it won't let me run this .
Is this Hard drive now a boat anchor for me?

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Old 05-29-2004, 11:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The hard drive should be fine. Look in your BIOS, (access button usually specified in early stages of boot). There should be a boot list, make sure that either floppy or cd are first and that the other is secondary.

Looks as if your discs are corrupted, try making some more.

Let me know how it goes,
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