09-06-2000, 11:03 PM
I have recently installed windows 98 but i found that there was some files missing so i decided to wiped the hard drive and start again. I went into dos and typed A: format C: and that worked. I then typed D: There was no D drive. So i went out to get a cd rom programme. When i turned it back on it started asking for a boot disk and to press any key to retry.
What i want to do is get out of boot up into dos can anyone help me
09-06-2000, 11:11 PM
mkay, are you using a winders 98 boot disk? It sounds like you are not. When you use a winders 98 boot disk, it will boot your computer with cd rom support, or it gives you that option anyway. When you boot with cd rom drivers, you format c:, and when that is done, you change directory to e: drive, I know, the d: drive used to be yoru cd rom, but when you use a boot disk it creates a temporary drive d:, and it is untouchable. Anyway, you change directory to your e: drive, and run setup there. After installing windows 98, I would run system file checker (done bye going to run, and typing in sfc, and then letting it run it's course. It seems to always find a file or two that was inproperly installed, and it offers to fix it. In order to make a boot disk, you need to find winders 98 system, go into control panel, open add/remove programs, and go to startup disk tab, and you might need the winders cd to make it, depending on if that computer has cab files on it or not.
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