xania thank's have tried them,get so far then get "ERROR 88.Unable to find correct drive. Bios setup is Quick Boot Disabled 1ST bOOT Floppy disc 2nd boot IDE 0 3rd boot C D ROM Anymore suggestions would be welcome
I wonder if your floppy drive is the problem. If you can still boot up your old system, do so and then insert a floppy into the drive and see if you can w=rerad it or write to it. Try a few floppies (it could be the floppy is faulty) and if nothing replace the drive.
Just another thought. Does boot-up recognise that the floppy drive is there? If not check cables are round the correct way and firmly in place. Also try anoother data cable. Does light on floopy drive flaash during boot-up - if not suspect that power is not getting through, Check power cable firmly in place, and try another power cable.
xania Thanks for reply.Perhaps I haven't explained properly. I have the factory reset disk,but no floppy disc to bootup with,drive is working O/K. I tried to change boot order but still get no joy.each time disc loads so far then get "ERROR 88 unable to find correct drive".I have trawled other posts for floppy boot discs,downloaded several but still get same error message.
You have never said what version of windows you are trying to restore, as a last resort you could reload windows from a Msoft CD then you could boot up from this.If successful you wouldn't need the hidden partition