Thanks for the info, sorry if I am sounding a bit thick with my next question:-
Ok is this what I do:- Get a blank formatted floppy and reformat copying the system files or can I use the Boot disk what your use for installing say Win98 O/s even though this pc will have a WinXP when I install it fresh on new HDD ?.
i get mixed up and confused between a Boot disk & a start up disk and then I know that WinXp does not need a floppy to install that o/s so there is actually no XP floppy boot disk apart from the click here site.
Again thanks for the imput Bebee & Bodi ! I will also view the file of the motherboard CD.