need help installing os system


Old 04-24-05, 11:49 AM
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need help installing os system

when i put in win 98 start up disk it runs and says no fat or fat32 partion on hard drive it come to the a prompt and i enter fdisk and it says no fixed disk how do i fix it
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Old 04-24-05, 01:28 PM
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does the computer recognize the drive? is it new? why are you formatting?

Go to your machine's BIOS setup page (canonically, by holding the delete key while booting), select the drive setup page, and use the "read settings from drive" option or, if that doesn't work or isn't available, enter the number of cylinders, heads and sectors, and the number of the first write precompensation cylinder, if one is specified. If you're using nothing but SCSI drives, you should set the BIOS drive identification info to "no hard drive". Your SCSI controller ought to automatically try to boot from a drive with the ID number 0.
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Check to ensure that the IDE cable and the power cable are connected to the hard drive. If so and you get the no fixed disk error, replace the hard drive.

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