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I recently upgraded the BIOS on my latitude CP to a16 (latest revision). This worked fine, and afterwards I formatted the hard drive to get rid of all the junk. I then used the boot disk connected to the floppy drive on the parallel port to boot. It gives the option of installing an OS but when I t ry this it says it needs to have the win95 cd installed. It cannot find the CD in the drive, but when I tried it from the DOS prompt I can find the CD just fine( so the drivers must be good). So I tried running the win95 setup.exe program. It says that it can't make a temporary folder. When the computer boots, it names the CD drive "c:" and the floppy "a:" but it doesn't give the hard drive a label. I tried the setup option from the startup screen and it shows that my hard drive is present, but I can't get the OS installed or access the hard drive. Also, when I took the hard drive out and slid it back in (I figured maybe it was loose) The disk says that the hard drive is not partitioned. So I let the partitioning program run, but it freezes and says "no space available to partition".
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welcome to the tsf kdog_x

did you try doing fdisk on you pc ?... when you boot off the floppy and format, try typing in fdisk...see how that works out and post back.


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I have to suggestions first run fdisk and delete all partitions. then create one new primary partition with all avail space. Then escape out of fdisk and reboot the computer boot to a floppy and tell it to
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 format c: /u
Then reboot and try to install again. If that does not work try booting to a dos prompt with a disk and type
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fdisk /mbr
that will restore the master boot record incase that has become corrupt.
 

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Thanks, I got fdisk to work everything was assigned to the non-dos partition. I erased it and set it to the primary dos partition and it worked fine. Thanks for the help
 
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