My first post on the forums and it's a desperate request for help... please?
Faced with a slow, cluttered PC I decided to bite the bullet and go for a fresh start. However, after going through the motions, I seem to have destroyed my PC!! All I get on attempted boot-up is the message "PRESS A KEY TO REBOOT".
Here's what I did:
- boot to floppy and run fdisk
- delete the existing 3 partitions (on 2 drives)
- create 2 new partitions (one full on each drive)
- boot to floppy with CD support
- format c: /s
- format d: (I tried this with /s too just in case)
- boot to floppy and select "run win98 setup from CD"
- it warned me that an operating system already existed
- I selected "overwrite with new system"
- win98 seemed to load ok until the first reboot
- I removed the floppy as instucted
- PC began to boot but gave me the message "PRESS A KEY TO REBOOT"
That's it... that's as far as I can get. As far as I can tell, the only difference is that I used to have 2 partitions on my second drive but now I only want one. Otherwise nothing has changed.
I'm convinced that I've missed something simple because I've done a fresh start on this setup before without problems... plus the damn thing worked before I messed with it!!
I've literally spent the entire day partitioning, reformatting and win98-loading... and now I am confused, frustrated and not to mention a little pi$$ed.
Please, please help! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Cheers.
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640M PC133 SDRAM
30Gb Seagate 7200rpm (primary)
60Gb Maxtor 5400rpm (secondary)
Soundblaster Live Platinum
Hercules nVidia 32M GeForce Prophet 2
10x Pioneer DVD
24x Liteon CDRW
Taxan 985 19" Monitor