Windows 98SE, PCChips mobo, Athlon 2000, 256mb ram.
Up until about a week ago all running perfectly.
Now when I cold boot it gets as far as "Searching for boot record from floppy - Not found." "Searching for boot record from IDE-0 OK." But nothing happens. If I hit CTRL, ALT, DEL it reboots and starts normally.
I have AVG, Adaware, Spybot, Spywareblaster and Zonealarm running.
crx1600, thanks but doesn't seem to be relevant. I don't get past the "black screen with white text that shows what is installed". I guess that is what Diodorus Siculus would describe as the BIOS screen.
Just downloaded another Windows 98SE boot disk from click here and tried that. This time when trying fdisk /mbr I get: "Error writing to fixed disk. The master boot record has not been updated"