Can't boot my PC from CD-Rom

  [DELETED] 23:20 30 Nov 2003

I have an old Packard Bell system, running a pentiumm 2 166mhz processor, i was running windows 98 in it until i had a problem, therefor i formatted the drive and set the BIOS to boot from the CD-Rom. When I start the system it posts and the i get the message OS Loading and nothing happens. I did originally have a set-up floppy for the OS but this was damaged. Do i need this to boot, and if so can i make another fron the original CD or can i get it else where.

  ahales42 23:33 30 Nov 2003

I think you`ll have to ask a friend to make you a boot floppy. is your 98 cd an upgrade disk?

  Giggle n' Bits 23:36 30 Nov 2003

a floppy boot disk for Win98/98Se would help if you get the Packard Bell splash screen in the way.
try click here

If using just the 98/98Se Cd you boot from this and will get 3 options choose option 1 and follow the onscreen instructions.

You may get a screen saying something like your system already has an operating system on etc. Proceed and ignore this. You will have to select with arrow key.

Drivers for your machine can be obtained from the P.bell website UK in the Legacy systems.

  [DELETED] 23:37 30 Nov 2003

The 98 disc was from a newer pc that i had it came with the set-up floppy. Is there no facilty on the disk to re-do this.

  [DELETED] 23:42 30 Nov 2003


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