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Old 04-21-2004, 04:24 PM   #1
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Question LBA help

i have an IBM Aptiva E Series 595

i am trying to install Windows 98 but i dont have the recovery CD. when i start the setup through my own Windows 98 CD, it does the routine check then it says that the hard-drive is either a non-LBA or your BIOS are setup wrong. when i went to the bios it was set perfectly fine.

I NEED HELP!!!

if i can get a new Recovery CD please let me know how because im out of service. try my AIM @ abfan321
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Old 04-22-2004, 04:34 PM   #2
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Have you asked the manufacturer of the Computer - I realise the guarantee would have run out by now but you may be able to get one off them.
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Old 04-23-2004, 05:26 PM   #3
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the warranty has been run out for about two years, but i'm not sure if i can. but i will try to get the cd. first email then telephone

Thanks for the advice
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nah, no real reason to try e-mail, go straight on phone - for some oxymoron reason helplines - especially computer ones - are crap on e-mail!
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nah, no real reason to try e-mail, go straight on phone - for some oxymoron reason helplines - especially computer ones - are crap on e-mail!
That's because, now, 99% of the support emails you recieve are automated - you mention something like "Windows 98" in an email sent to Dell, and you'll recieve a 2 page long email giving you the history of Windows 98 and it's faults, and how XP would be better to use - and the email won't even touch on how to fix your problem.
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That's because, now, 99% of the support emails you recieve are automated - you mention something like "Windows 98" in an email sent to Dell, and you'll recieve a 2 page long email giving you the history of Windows 98 and it's faults, and how XP would be better to use - and the email won't even touch on how to fix your problem.
And if you call them, you get forwarded to china!
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Old 04-24-2004, 05:43 PM   #7
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Yah ur probably right about it not working thru email but i did just to be sure
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And if you call them, you get forwarded to china!
Lol - better than E-mail though! Sometimes.
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haven't even gotten an email reply though and its been four days
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im gonna call tomorrow
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