Any advice gratefully received! Have just fitted new Maxtor HD, installed Win 98 from recovery floppy and then CD but it keeps looping every time I switch on. It appears to load, gets to desktop then spontaneously reboots again and again and... The BIOS is set to read from CD then HD. Does anyone know of any reasons/solutions?
Thanks Rocket and Matty. Yes, I did remove floppy and CD. I tried both quick and long formats for the HD but got the same result. I'm a bit of a novice and only know basics, but wonder if I need a driver for the new HD - none was supplied with the disk - and if so, where I could find one. The other problem is that the pc doesn't have an internet connection, so I can't easily download extra software.
PC is an IBM 166 MHz with 256Mb RAM. I couldn't get into the BIOS initially as it was only set to read from a: so I used a Microsoft Win 98 recovery floppy to begin with. This let me get to the BIOS which I changed to read from the CD drive and used the CD which was supplied with the system - presumably a full version but labelled as "not for retail or OEM distribution". Does this help?!
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