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I can't get very far into the installation before it Locks up.
Win95- as soon as I "accept" the Licence agreement it locks.
Win98- right after it copies files for installation it locks.

Just got this computer, it had a small partition on it,
I deleted it and created a new one 100% (Thanks to mrorange)
formated C, as soon as it's done formating I get this;
 "disk boot sector is to be modified, type Y to accept or any other key to abort. Award bios"

I press "Y" about 3 times before it goes away, and it seems OK.
I just deleted my partition, created a new one, and formated again. Same thing, I formated again, this time when I got the message, I pressed "any other key" then it said;

"Write protect Error, Format Terminated."

How can I fix this problem?
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Question by:wanda101797
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Get a good boot disk (Win95 or DOS) make sure it has FDISK.EXE, and FORMAT.COM as well.
Boot from the floppy. Type FDISK/MBR
That will rewrite the Master Boot Record
Next, fdisk and delete the partitions, then recreate an all new one.
Format with the floppy.

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by:skylab060398
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Me again,
Disable virus protection in your CMOS Setup.
I just reread the question. You can include this with my answer. In fact it's the real answer.
Sorry about that.
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by:wanda101797
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So I don't need to fdisk/mbr and all that,
just disable virus warning in cmos?
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by:gward28
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wanda just diable the virus warning .and re-format the drive.
I think you know what to do from there. any questions ask .

Bob :~)
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by:wanda101797
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That was it, Thanks again Bob!
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by:skylab060398
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You're welcome Cindy
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