trouble loading boot disc after re formating

  lionheartangel 21:14 20 Jan 2003
  lionheartangel 21:14 20 Jan 2003

i have just re formatted my C drive, after doing this my hard drive will not accept any bootable discs, telling me there are missing dos extended files, i have tried to start computer from floppy also from win 98 cd rom , neither with any success,same error message, also my hard drive tells me it is a 7GB drive , when i purchased a 20GB drive, i would grately appreciate any help with this matter, thank you

  Djohn 21:37 20 Jan 2003

Depending on age of mother board it may need a BIOS flash to recognise you drive size! Wait for confirmation from others on this.

To boot from you 98 CD, you will need to go into BIOS and choose CD drive as first bootable disk.

  Djohn 21:38 20 Jan 2003

Sorry dropping my R's there! :o(

  Quiller. 21:58 20 Jan 2003

What command line did you use for the format?

C:\ format C:\?

A:\ format C:\?

Did you try to save system files, when you formated.

Can you get it to A:\ from floppy?

  GORAL 22:03 20 Jan 2003

Could you have elected to treat the hard drive as a small drive?

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