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formatted C now can't boot a start up floppy

Posted on 1998-12-30
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wiped off win98 from C drive as heaps of problems now it says the start up disk is not a system disk ? i have another p.c as you can see runnin win95 and have followed instructions from other faults with no cd-rom but it says "loading boot record from IDE-0..ok"
"invalid system disk ...replace the disk then press any key"
what do i do NOW???????????????
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Question by:kiwiborn
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by:kiwiborn
ID: 1760895
and this is just the start.........lolololol
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rbr earned 40 total points
ID: 1760896
Enter the Bios and change the boot sequence to A,C
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by:kiwiborn
ID: 1760897
so the first is to be A not IDE-0 is that correct.............as the sequence is now
1st IDE-0
2nd A
3rd CD-rom
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by:rbr
ID: 1760898
Yes you have to boot from a disc after you have delete your Windows. If you have a bootable CD you can also try to boot from CD. It looks like your BIOS supports this.
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by:kiwiborn
ID: 1760899
ok.  have loaded boot from floppy starting windows 95...  
Then it says -  ATAPI IDE CD ROM device driver version V1.53 etc warning invalid paramater ignored: /e:mscd000
1 drive detected
unit 0, slave, irq 14, i/o address 0x01f0

a:\>mscdex.exe/e:mscd000/m:15/v
expanded memory not present or not usuable
illegal option
usuage:mscdex [/e/k/s/v] [/d:>driver< ... ] [/l:<letter>] [/m:>buffers<]
a:\>e:
invalid drive specification

so what have I done wrong?  Why cant I use my CD rom which is in drive e because I have two hard drives c and d.
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by:rbr
ID: 1760900
First you change /e:mscd000 to /d:mscd000
and change
mscdex.exe/e:mscd000/m:15/v
to
mscdex.exe/d:mscd000/m:15/l:e/v
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by:rbr
ID: 1760901
First you change /e:mscd000 to /d:mscd000
and change
mscdex.exe/e:mscd000/m:15/v
to
mscdex.exe/d:mscd000/m:15/l:e/v
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by:kiwiborn
ID: 1760902
Do I change these on my boot disk? as this is the only way I know how!
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by:rbr
ID: 1760903
Sorry I don`t understand your question?
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by:kiwiborn
ID: 1760904
ok change them but still has error saying
a:\>mscdex.exe/d:mscd000/m:15/l:e/v
illegal option
usage :mscdex [/e/k/s/v] [/d:<driver>...] [/l:<letter>] [/m:<buffers>]

these numbers I got from expert exchange from reading other peoples problems, are they correct for my pc?
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by:rbr
ID: 1760905
Try to put blanks between the options
mscdex.exe /d:mscd000 /m:15 /l:e /v
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by:kiwiborn
ID: 1760906
Sorry but do not understand what you mean by BLANKS?  Can you write it as you want me to please.

PS, if we get this fixed, you will be getting a lot more points!!!!!!!!
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by:rbr
ID: 1760907
Blank=Space The long key at the bottom of your keyboard.
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by:kiwiborn
ID: 1760908
As soon as I can get some more points as this is all I have, I will find some way to give you more.  Thanks VERY much for all your help, I hope the installation goes sweet from here.  All the best for '99.  Its proving to be a great year as we are already in it in New Zealand.  Once again thanks heaps.
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by:rbr
ID: 1760909
You don't need to give me more points. Was an easy question.
Thx and Happy New Year from Austria at the other side of the earth.
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