Some one out there must have had this before! I have inherited a win95/98 Panasonic old laptop for use at uni. Every thing was fine until I tried to install a web browser and isp, the thing hung up and only responded to ctrl+alt+del. On reboot it would only access the a: drive, rescue disks no help! I've now got it to access the cdrom but still disputes the C: exists! A simple for an expert perhaps, but not for me it seems! Please help!! Thanks
When powered up the system prompts insert disk A: press F1. No attempt to find hard disk! If C: or D: is typed to A: prompt responds unkown drive! Even if I attempt to reload windows from cdrom or even format C:, same response. It would seem to me that the boot file is not enabling the hard disk but i'm not sure how to do this from just fd drive. Any thoughts? thanks for help so far.
Yes tried FDISK C:,CKDSK,SCANDISK from a:drive start up disk- message 'invalid drive spec'! Just tried again to load windows from cdrom - message 'if you HPFS or NTFS installed on your hard drive you will need to creat an MSDOS boot partition to set up windows'. Does this shed any light guys??
No! I cant seem to interrupt during boot-up to check the bios. No manual with the machine! On my PC 'delete' does this. The BIOS start up screen plashes on and off to quickly to read. Tried all F keys, delete etc but nothing happens. Having only the A drive doesn't seem to offer too many options. Is it possible to force access to C drive, or rewrite the BIOS from A drive? Thanks for responding.