Originally Posted by speedmaster
Hi, i'm new here so hello people
Ok my problems,
the pc i'm using at the moment seems to not like my cd-rw drive. Upon bootup i get a message stating that the cd drive is not adapti (or however you spell it) compatible...errr well it was in the last pc it was fitted in
hitting F1 lets the pc continue and all is fine. Even the cd drive works fine
I've been given my mums old windows 98 pc. 10gb HD 256mb ram, 600mgz P3 cpu. It's been working fine since my mum bought it in '98. Upon me getting it i wanted to upgrade it to xp.
I have xp pro corporate edition (the version that doesn't require activation). I did the usual, boot from cd etc, and got as far as 'preparing installation'. The pc then restarts itself but upon restart all i get is 'NTLDR is missing' and the pc won't do anything else. I cannot get '98 back nor will it boot from the cd
ok, for your 1st question is this a usb RW-drive ? is so you wont be able to boot from it, unless it's supported by your bios. if not then here is waht i would do.
when booting up, right after your computer logo disappears, repeatedly hit the f1 or f2 key, not sure which one...might even be the esc key. depends on your computer make. now once in bios, go though and make all settings default.
and in the boot process order, make sure it's like this:
1st boot is cd-rom drive
2nd boot is hhd
3rd boot is floppy or hhd
now for your second question:
(The pc then restarts itself but upon restart all i get is 'NTLDR is missing' and the pc won't do anything else. I cannot get '98 back nor will it boot from the cd
ok this is known as a hhd problem, check to make sure the jumper on the back of the hhd is set as master, also check the connection of the ide cable going from the hhd to the mobo.