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They say that the obvious is always overlooked....

I just formatted my hard disk (2.5 Gig) and tried putting it in as the primary drive, but when I tried to boot up, it got to the point where it would normally say Starting Windows 95 and it cleared the screen and displayed the message Press any key to reboot.

Normally, if it didnt have the correct system files, I would assume it would say so.... but it didnt
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The problem is that your hard drive did not have an active partition. This usually happens when you fdisk your hard drive when it is secondary.

Just use a boot floppy (DOS or 95, doesn't matter) with FDISK.EXE on it. Then use fdisk.exe to make your hard drive partition active.
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Ok...... I knew I was missing something.  I assumed that it automatically made the partition active.  (mainly because it wouldnt let me do it)

Thanks!  It is greatly appreciated..... now I can give my brother-in-law his hard drive back! :)
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Glad to be of help.
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