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By culukn2 ·
I've installed Win98SE on a hard drive from my 1Ghz system and then put it into a 120Mhz system. However, the drive boots Win98SE on the 1GHZ system but will not boot on the 120Mhz system. Gives "Non-system disk" even though there is not floppy diskin the drive. The bios sees the drive but it appears to have problem reading the OS from the system. Any help would be appreciated.

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by pokester45 In reply to Non Systems Disk

Check the hard drive to see if it is running the FAT32 (file allocation table) by doing an FDISK. Your 120Mhz system may not recognize it. If this is the case install Partition Magic in your 1 Ghz PC and convert the drive's FAT table to FAT16.

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by culukn2 In reply to Non Systems Disk

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by TheChas In reply to Non Systems Disk

Make sure that the 120MHz system is setting the drive mode the same.
If you partitioned and formatted the drive with the controller set to LBA mode, and the other PC does not use the same mode, that could be the problem.

Also, does the 120MHz PCrecognize drives larger than 540MB?

Chas

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by culukn2 In reply to Non Systems Disk

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by fenaikh In reply to Non Systems Disk

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1- Check no CD in the CD-ROM drive.
2- check the boot sequnce in CMOS make sure that hrad drive (hard disk) is the first boot media.
3- Check the information (heads, cylinders, tracks, and so on ) for the hard drive in CMOS aginst the data for the drive supplied on the back of the drive or check the manufacturer's web site.Then use auto Detect feature in the COMS to compare values.
4- Check that the hard drive is in the 1stIDE port not using the 2nd IDE port.
5- Check the power cableand the data cable connecting the IDE in the motherboard to the hard drive and from the hard drive to a salve drive if any.
6- Try a different cable.
7- Make a bootable floppy start->setting->control panel-> add/remove program - tab to startup disk (make sure sys.com command is included) with the 1GH PC take it to the 1.2 GH start the PC with the floppy boot disk inserted into the A: drive make sure that floppy drive is the first boot media in COMS. Then see if you can access the hard drive then type a:\sys c: then reboot and see if you could boot from the hatd disk and do not forget to remove floppy and set hard drive in COMS to first media to boot.
8- What size is the hard drive some IDE and BIOS have limitations specially if it is> 32GB.

Good luck

Mohamed

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by fenaikh In reply to Non Systems Disk

pls repace number 7 with this to clerfy it more.

7- Make a bootable floppy using the same hard drive start->setting->control panel-> add/remove program - tab to startup disk (make sure Fdisk.com and sys.com command is included) with the 1GH PC then take it to the 1.2 GH start the PC with the floppy boot disk inserted into the A: drive make sure that floppy drive is the first boot media in COMS. Then see if you can access the hard drive type a:\fdisk then enter ten choose option 4 to displaythe partition information. In the partition information, if the System is listed as FAT16 or FAT32 then press the ESC key until back at the A> prompt then type a:\sys c: then eneteryou should see a message like "System Transferred'. then reboot and see if you could boot from the hatd disk and do not forget to remove floppy and set hard drive in COMS to first media to boot. Ifyou see a message indicating no partitions defined or simmilar message then you may have no 8 issue.

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by culukn2 In reply to Non Systems Disk

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