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Old 09-18-2005, 07:19 PM   #1
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ok my aunt gave me this pos computer
etower 566k or somthing
i replaced the HD with a 40 gig
also i added 128 more ram
but to the point
i start it up with no cd or floppy in it and i get an "Cannot boot from floppy"error
SO
i boot from a Win98 floppy, and try to format HD
well i cant boot from floppy...
so i try to install windows xp via cd
every thing goes smooth until i have to reboot my comp
i get the floppy error
so i try to set the BIOS and all that(i also removed the floppy)
but still nothing
so i thought"well screw windows"
i have slackware 10.1 and fedora ready to go...but wont i have to same problem????
maybe a live cd will work...
although i would like to get windows on the box(b/c thats what the majority of programs are in)
i could also dual boot...
but i need to solve the boot problem
any ideas??
thx in advance

*edit*
i also have an auditor boot cd
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Old 09-18-2005, 11:51 PM   #2
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I think there's a problem with the hard drive not being recognized as bootable for some reason. Check to make sure it's set to master.
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Old 09-19-2005, 05:27 PM   #3
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yea check that out and make sure its the right one. and if u need ill give u a hardrive for 10bucks. i got spare parts laying around so pm me if ya need.
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Old 09-19-2005, 06:02 PM   #4
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unhook the floppy for now
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Old 09-19-2005, 06:10 PM   #5
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unhook the floppy for now
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Old 09-19-2005, 06:11 PM   #6
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the cable that goes to the floppy drive, nuplug it from the drive
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Old 09-19-2005, 11:27 PM   #7
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That won't help. The problem is that it's not reading the hard drive as bootable.
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Old 09-20-2005, 07:52 AM   #8
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Check both jumpers and IDE cable if they are set corectly
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