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well, i'm putting my old 486 system together, everything seems fine. i put in my Hard drive, and my floppy, and boot it up,.. its boots up.. till the point where it has to show me either a C: or an A: or what, okay so then it says like.. put in the boot disk, so i figured, i'm gonna put my win 95 boot disk,.. so i did and it gave me the   " A:\ " so as a reg dos user.. i typed (this is what it looks like  " A:\C: " i know that should get me to C:\ then poof it says that its an invalid drive.. i got my dos 6.22 disks, and then it tells me that its either a wrong dos version, or that its an invalid boot disk.. what do i do?(or should i use the dos 7.0?!! HELP!!)
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i dont know weather this question is hard or not.. but its really important to me to solve it!! thanks for trying
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It seem like your HDD is not Fdisk or Format, with a new HDD, you will need to do the following before you can actually use it.

1) Boot to A: with your Win95 boot disk, then type 'fdisk' and create a primary partition and make it active.

2) Reboot with Win95 boot disk at A: type 'format c:/s' to format the HDD and transfer the system to make it bootable.

3) You can now boot the machine without the Win95 boot disk, and will get your to C: to do whatever you wanted to do...
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Iggy, Do this first:
Enter your CMOS setup and check that the hard drive parameters are set correctly for your drive.
Let us know if you need more.
Regards,
Ralph
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okay my problem changed lol =) sorry.. i have two computers.. and in my other one (the one i'm on right now! ) i had two hard drives.. i took one out.. and put it in that other system... and put the one from there to here.. so i just swaped.. now i need to do something here.. i still need a system on that HD.. and i dont know what to do.. help! (my windows wount detect the added hd.. but it detected the one i took out..)
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Same comment as before......
BIOS must recognize the drives or Windows won't.
If the drive you swapped was a slave, and now you want it as master in the other machine, you may have to run FDISK to set it's primary partition active before it will boot.
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alrighty the problem is fixed =) ummm the HD was found by the BIOS, then i fdisked it.. then i formated by fomrat c:/s it did it thanks guys =) and thanks! and thanks! and tahnks! =) igg..
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