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computer will not boot

Discussion in 'Software' started by Motherbird, May 10, 2004.

  1. Motherbird

    Motherbird Private E-2

    Hello, I have really messed my computer up. It will not boot up Windows 98. It will get to a C: prompt but I can't get it past that. Can someone walk me through to get me to my desk top? I tried uninstalling 98 and reinstalling it and this is where it has gotten. I am not that great with a computer I only know a little. Please help!
  2. highly_volatile

    highly_volatile Private First Class

    Hi motherbird. 1st thing is to change your boot set up in your bios.

    If your booting from a floppy you need to set 1st boot device to floppy and

    if your booting from the windows disk your need to set 1st boot device cdrom
  3. Motherbird

    Motherbird Private E-2

    Did that

    I'm still only getting to a c: prompt. What do I type in?
  4. highly_volatile

    highly_volatile Private First Class

    Try D:\setup
  5. Motherbird

    Motherbird Private E-2

    Nope, says CDR101 Not redaing drive D
  6. mag00

    mag00 Sergeant

    Hi Motherbird, being fairly new to MG myself and very new to windows machines I may or may not be able to assist. Welcome to the board.

    I have a couple questions though. Do you need to save any info on your computer?
    Do you have a boot disk 3.5 floppy for the windows 98?
    And what originally happened tp cause you to uninstall reinstall 98?
  7. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

    Good questions Magoo........... and ones well worth waiting for the answer before any other steps are tried.

    How did you uninstall 98? and when re-installing did you get all of the setup screens and serial number entering screen?

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