SYS S Transfer after format pf Hard Drive - Urgent

  Eileanbeag 19:12 14 Jan 2004
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A fortnight ago I thtough your Formum formatted and transferred the system files afterwords.

I had to format again tonight and have reached the stage where I typed in SYS S: but was told that this was a bad command - help. help, help!

  Jester2K 19:18 14 Jan 2004

sys s:

or do you mean sys c:??


where are you trying to transfer the system files from? If from a floppy then type

a:
if you have a Windows CD can you not put it in the CD drive and then type

d:\setup.exe



where d is the letter of your cd drive?

  woodchip 19:20 14 Jan 2004

If you are Win98 it's "SYS C:" But you do not need to do it as when you configure Windows Setup for Region and Language it sets up the system files again, Copying the SYS C: to drive is just a waste of time. Just run Setup, The system files are very basic no drivers or anything are loaded with these

  Eileanbeag 19:39 14 Jan 2004

Cannot get dos to come out of C:\ - How do I get to setup from there in order to load system files and Windows 98

  Jester2K 19:48 14 Jan 2004

How have you booted the PC? With a boot floppy? Did you enable CD-ROM support? Put the CD in and do as folows...

d:\setup.exe


where d is the letter of your CD drive

  Eileanbeag 19:50 14 Jan 2004

Can I just type setup: - I'm panicking!!

  woodchip 19:51 14 Jan 2004

You need to go into BIOS when starting Computer look for "to Enter Setup press Del" something like that then find the screen that lets you boot from disc, set it to boot from floppy then CD-ROM then EIDE. get a Win98se boot disc click here The Win 98 se oem disc put a clean floppy disc in comp and double click the download to create a boot disc you can then start with the disc to setup windows no need to load any system files

  Jester2K 19:52 14 Jan 2004

You can try it but if it doesn't work then the answer is no.

Stop panicing and read the advise above slowly. You need to boot up the PC with a boot floppy making sure you select WITH CD-ROM support. Then you need to run setup as described above.

  Eileanbeag 20:21 14 Jan 2004

Booted and enabled CD Rom - found diagnostic tools loaded to D so typed in E:\setup and computer seems to start loading checks drives with scandisc and then stops!

  Eileanbeag 20:31 14 Jan 2004

Sorry - panicking again - we are loading windows - should just have used esc. - once again many thanks for your help and patience - I'd really be in a state without you people to fall back on - many thanks.

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