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Building a new PC: Started with the intent to overhaul an old gateway PC, it got out of hand :)

Mobo XFX KT400-ANB
cpu Athlon xp1600
128 ddr
video ATI radeon 9000 ddr
sound onboard
20gb seagate hard drive
dvd-rom (from old pc)
cd-writer
floppy
Also has an ethernet card installed (don't know make-from old pc)

The problem is it boots fine and the memory test goes on, then it tests the ethernet card. I set up the bios according to the mobo book.

Once it boots up it gets to a point and says

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Rx2 Rx2 Rx2 Rx2 Rx2 Rx2 Rx2 Rx2 Rx2 Rx2 Rx2 Rx2 Rx2 Rx2 Rx2 Rx2 Rx2 Rx2 Rx2 Rx2

file server could not be found

Then it reboots by itself.


Could it be the ethernat pci card?

Any advice on how to setup win98se would also be helpful.

Thanks!
 

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This is definitely a problem with your ethernet card. Try a new one and see if it starts working.
 

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It sounds like it's trying to do a network boot and failing. I'd remove the NIC and see if you can get the system running without it. You might also check the BIOS and remove any network or "other" device boot options.
 

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Ok new info

Removed the NIC, and was able to partition the hard drive.

Now starting the pc up everything is fine until it says "missing operating system" I have a new cd and license of win98se and have tried the boot disk it came with.

It still gives the missing operating system message every time.

Thanks for the help.
 
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