missing operating system

  rolandrat 19:54 03 Apr 2004

i have just built a new pc .
ran fdisk ,restarted ready to format drive ,
but get message missing operating system.
can anyone help

  jimv7 19:59 03 Apr 2004

After you have used fdisk and formatted the drive, try installing the operatinng system.

  rolandrat 20:03 03 Apr 2004

i did not get to format .how can i format without promt

  bremner 20:08 03 Apr 2004

How did you Fdisk without a command prompt?

Can you explain exactly what you have done to date please

  rolandrat 20:14 03 Apr 2004

i booted from win 98 cd
got to a: prompt .ran fdisk,and rebooted.
then message came up

  bremner 20:42 03 Apr 2004

You will need to change the BIOS to ensure it boots from the CD first.

When you booted before it did not see the HDD so moved on to boot from the CD. Now it sees the HDD, finds no OS so gives the error message.

  Totally-braindead 20:51 03 Apr 2004

As far as I know the Windows 98 disk isn't bootable from, you have to create a boot flopy disk, boot from that,run fdisk and format then install the operating system at least thats what I always did. If I'm wrong I'm sure someone will correct me.

  bremner 20:54 03 Apr 2004

W98 is bootable.

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