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Disk boot failure....???

Can't get my backup PC to start, getting a message that says

"Disk Boot Failure, insert system disk and press enter"

I do this and I get another message saying the same thing.

Win 98 second edition, any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.

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Making sure no floppy disk is in the drive.


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BlueZee is certainly right: if there's a diskette in the drive it has to be a bootable diskette! If there is no diskette in the drive, it means there's something wrong with the diskette drive (just disconnect to check that) or the cd-rom (same thing to do) or - much more probably - with the hard drive. To diagnose that, boot from your Windows 98 boot diskette (after setting boot from a: in the BIOS) and run the usual diagnostics (like fdisk, chkdsk, scandisk, dir or the diagnostic tools of the manufacturer) and repair tools (like fdisk /mbr or sys c:). I've had a case where simply doing a sys c: (putting the system files on the drive again) was all that was needed.

Hope that helps.


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