No "system disk"


Old 01-23-02, 03:22 AM
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Question No "system disk"

I wiped out my hard drive on an older computer using the "format:c" method..only to discover that the was no backup "boot disk" to restart. I now have no OS and when the computer boots up and completes its diagnostic test, I recieve the message "invalid system disk..reinsert proper disc and press enter to continue"...what can I do to bypass this and upload a new OS?
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Old 01-23-02, 05:15 AM
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Insert a windows bootup floppy. win98/95. If you do not have one and the machine you are running is not the correct OS for the one you want to load onto the down system. You can get a decent copy at win98 and win95 boot disks will work for either OS.
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Also, it is better to do a FORMAT C: /S
The "/s" formats the C drive and includes and a few other hidden files so that you can a least boot the computer and get a "C:/" prompt.

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