I have formatted my hard drive but being a dumb blonde forgot to check start up disk first. It does'nt work. is there any way I can install windows straight from the cd. I am on Windows 98
Beat me to it Powerless
Download the win98 startup file, you might have to unzip it, if so unzip it directly to a floppy.change the boot up sequence to boot to floppy first then restart computer with floppy disk in drive.good luck, if you need more help then you know where we are
Thanks all have been to a neighbour and done a new start up disk from her windows 98 but still no joy I think it must be the floppy drive itself
is there any thing I do or shall I just cry
try the advice from Powerless above. This could well work just in case one is Win98, the other Win98SE.At the end of ths day, you have nothing to lose - and everything to gain by trying this download.Post back & let us know.Paul
Cry, cry, cry and me will walk over and lend a shoulder but i want it back.Oh you can install Windows from the 98 CD (i think) as it is bootable.You can try it.
Or after booting up to enter Safe Mode use the Command prompt.You could also temporarily alter the startup in the Bios to use your CD-ROM drive rather than the floppy i.e. D,C,A or whatever sequence is available.
ok will try . I am using my daughters comp at the moment. will get back to you later and let you know what happened. thanks
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