I have placed a new hard drive into my computer as the existing hard drive was defective.I was advised to partition the new drive 80% on the C drive and 20% for the new extended D drive.I carried this out and then went on to try to load windows 98 onto the D drive as I thought that this was supposed to keep it seperate from other data on the active C drive.However the computer was then very slow loading up windows (not from the cd ),about 5 hrs and then just crashed.when i tried to boot it back up i couldnt get anything except a blank screen. ive tried pushing all the usual buttons to try to get into dos to try to reset and load windows onto the active drive C but cant get back into the computer.nothing happens when i put a floppy boot disk in I believe its trying to load from the extended D drive.Also when i checked the heat sink for the cpu it was very hot, i had just replaced this fan and heat sink with a new one.I,m stumped as how to get back into dos so that i can load windows on to c and boot up from there,any suggestions?
diesse and woodchip I cant get back into bios in order to change the priority of booting.ive tried disconnecting the lead from the hard drive and tinkering with what i believe is the cmos battery. I pulled the only battery i could see on the motherboard out for 10 minutes it was a small round circle with lithium battery written thereon.Will removing this battery for a longer period perhaps allow me to revert to previous defaults? Im still stuck on this one. I'm still stuck at a blank screen.
Diesse/Woodchip Thanks for the suggestions to date,i have tried all your recomendations but still with no luck.I am taking pc to an 'expert' tonight and hope he will be able to fix it. I will update you with result.