Someone gave away an old PC - a Pentium 233mmx which was claimed to be running Windows 98. After going through the boot process and detecting everything a message appears on screen saying that 'Operating System can't be found'.
I can get into BIOS by pressing F2, but can't even get the C:\ dos prompt.
Does this PC require a start up disk? if so then where can I obtain one from?
I eventually fouind out that the HD was missing, which explains a lot. Fortunately I have a spare one and hopefully one of the links posted by TDSH should provide a download for a 98 boot disk. many thanks
If you are lucky there might be a product key sticker on the outside of the pc case. (if it hasn't been removed) in which case you will be able to borrow a CD to install with your key. (possession of key means the licence has been transferred to you as owner of pc)