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my laptop wont boot

by apoplectic / June 17, 2006 1:05 AM PDT

i have a toshiba satellite pro 435 cds
it had win95 installed and running, but i tried to install win98 after using fdisk. now the computer says"invalid system disk" "replace the disk and press any key to continue"
i tried to boot it with a win95 startup disk but couldnt do it.
any recomendation will be appreciated.

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Hmmmmm. . .
by Coryphaeus / June 17, 2006 2:25 AM PDT
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After you did fdisk, did you format the drive and transfer the system files to the HD?

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by apoplectic / June 17, 2006 11:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Hmmmmm. . .

what i did using fdisk was setup the partition, format the hd in fat32 but i dont think i copied the system files to the hd, im trying to install 98 on it now.
can you tell me how to transfer the system files?

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At the A:\ prompt. . .
by Coryphaeus / June 17, 2006 9:04 PM PDT
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with the boot floppy in the drive, type:

sys c:

after the files are transferred, insert the W98 CD into the cd drive and at the A:\ prompt, type:


This will install the OS.

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bad command
by apoplectic / June 18, 2006 2:15 PM PDT
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thanks for the info, now that i've trnafered the system files to the c: when im in the a: promt and type setup
it says "bad command or file name"

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You need. . .
by Coryphaeus / June 18, 2006 9:28 PM PDT
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to leave the boot floppy in the A: drive.

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You need..
by PKsteven / June 18, 2006 4:14 PM PDT
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After you did FDISK did you format C:? It doesn't sound like it. You need to create a main partition using FDISK, restart pc, go to command prompt A: and type Format C: notice the space between format and C:

Then it will varify, format, and you can then restart the system and will have a valid drive to work from. Also...

What you need is a 98 boot disk.

Get the one with custom no ramdrive,not oem.

You also need the win 98 cd.

Boot from the floppy and have the cd in drive, at C: type runsetup.exe or setup.exe. See if this helps.


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