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Hey all,
ok i just got done building my new system
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Gigabyte GA-7VRXP
AMD XP2100
GF 4 Ti4400
maxtor 20 gig
512 DDR ram

i have gone through the bios and set everything up save and exit then try to boot up for the first time. it see's all the drives then goes into a different screen where its detecting something?? then it says it needs a boot record from the floppy??

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Hello Javelin and Welcome To Tech Support Forums.....:D

Is the hard drive a new one or did you take it out of another system with the The OS and programs already installed?
 

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i tried both way with a new HDD and one thathad a OS and programs on it.with the new HDD in it's saying it need a boot record disk.and when i put the one with the OS in it went to a blue screen and saying something like the HDD has errors on it and to run Fdisk.
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Which version of Windows do you have on CD that you would like to install on the new hard drive?
 

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im trying to put on windows 2K but after start up its like it dont even see the HDD or my cdrom drive. i have tryed 2 different blank HDD with no luck
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yes i have the cdrom as the first boot device,2nd is the ide,then the floppy.
i have tried 2 different cdrom's to see if maybe one was bad but neither one is detected
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i have also downloaded the bios from giga-byte and tried to reinstall them but had no effect
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ya tried a Win98 boot disk all it does is sit on a black screen with a blinking cursor and i let it sit like that for about 5 mins and nothin happened
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ok i geuss the Win98 boot disk i first made was bad made another and i can get nto dos now.
Question now how do i get windows to istall if its not reconizing the cdrom?i have gone through the whols alfabet but only a: and B: work and both are the floppy drive??

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If the version of Win.98 that you have is a full version you can do a complete install from the CD.

But if it is an upgrade you will need an earlier version of Windows to show it when asked for a compliance check, Such as Win95 or 3.1 you get the idea.

OK here is what you need to do.

First go here <http://www.drd.dyndns.org/index2.html> and download the Win98 boot disk.

Win98 is FAT32 and Win95 is fat16 so you need to do the following.

Boot to this new boot disk.

Select boot with no CD Rom support.

At the A prompt type fdisk, When the prompt comes up about large disk support select yes.

Then select option 3 Enter

Select option 1 Enter

Select Yes

Type in the Volume Label if there is one and hit enter.

Are you sure Yes.

Esc.

Select 1

Select Yes

Esc

Reboot

Now you need to Format.

Boot to the floppy without CD-Rom support.

At the A prompt type format c:/s

Select yes

When it's finished you can enter a volume label such as hard drive or you can leave it blank.

Now boot to the floppy one more time, This time select boot with CD-Rom support

At the A prompt select E:\ enter.

This is assuming you have one hard drive and one CD-Rom. The E could be an F or some other letter depending on the amount of IDE devices you have.

With the Win98 CD in the drive type setup, Enter this should start loading the Operating System.....

Have fun.....
 
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