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Windows 98 boot failure

By jaydkast ·
A friend of mine recently gave me his old computer with Windows 98. I took it home, plugged it in,turned it on and it worked fine but the floppy drive was damaged. I replaced it with a good one but now the computer won't boot up. I tried a boot disk and it says that the C drive has no valid FAT or FAT32 partitions. When I tried FDISK and it tells me that no fixed disk are present. How can it see the drive to tell me there are no FAT or FAT32 partitions but, then not see it when I try to run FDISK?

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by ctrservices In reply to Windows 98 boot failure

Unplug the hard drive power and data cables, then reconnect and try to boot.

Let us know if you need to take this further.

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I unplugged the power and data cables and still nothing. ???

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by jaydkast In reply to Windows 98 boot failure

I found the problem. I changed out the HD and all is fine. HD must have got zapped when I changed the floppy. Thank You!

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