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Old 10-24-2004, 11:43 PM   #1
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i'm new, and need some help, tonight, i was at my girlfriends house tonight and was workin on her computer. I had to format her hard drive, because her computer was messed up bad. She has windows 98 Pro, and i put in the disc in the D:, and had the startup disc in the a:. When the command promt came up, after i selected start the computer with CD-ROM support, i typed "format c:" after it was done, i figured i could restart the computer, and the disc would automaticly start, and i could install the OS. But it sent me back to the command promt, and i dont know what command will start the windows 98 CD in the CD rom drive to install.

Sorry i posted on the wrong forum, but this one has the most people viewing, and i need some help
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Old 10-25-2004, 12:25 AM   #2
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E:/setup.exe
E:setup.exe
sothing like that. of course you'll need to change the E to whatever the drive letter is. but I know the file is called setup.exe
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tried that...it gives me a CD101 message or something like that
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Try configuring the bios so it wont recognize the hard drive as a boot device. Forcing it to load the cd rom first.
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Yeah, somewhere in your bios you should find something like Boot Order. simply change CD DRIVE to the top of the list, and restart. It should start working.
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thanks for the replys. I have a few options i'm going to try, i'll post back later and tell you how it went.
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good luck.
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Whenever I try to read a CD, I get the message "CDR101 not ready reading drive D, Abort, Retry, Fail" (D: Representing your CD-ROM drive letter)
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probably a corrupt or scratch disk. May need to get a disk doctor.
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Yeah make sure the CD is working right. if that doesn't help you, then you're probably in trouble.
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