Re: old packard bell with seagate hard drive

Re: old packard bell with seagate hard drive


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Posted by Sarge on August 22, 2001 at 11:35:57:

In Reply to: old packard bell with seagate hard drive posted by flick on August 04, 2001 at 15:03:52:

: i formatted my hard drive to reinstall win 95 on it. if i use my win95 startup disk, i can get an a:\ prompt, but when i try to install drivers for the cd drive, it wont let me, as it doesnt recognize the hard drive. i cant install dos either, because it will not recognize the hard drive. i need the cd drive to work in order to install win95, because its on a cd. thanks.
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1st: Can you type CD C: and see the hard drive?
2nd: Get a Windows 98 Startup disk and run it. You will have options for:

a. Startup with CD ROM Support
b. Startup without CD ROM Support
c. Startup with Command Prompt only.

Also a WIn98 startup disk has FDISK on it which you can initialize and partition a Hard Drive to be a boot drive and the system files go on it automatically.

GL Sarge





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