98 start up problems

After installing 98 it now keeps asking for the boot disk. why? I am about to throw 98 in the trash. Any help would be great.
creepingcrudAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

dew_associatesCommented:
CC, when you prepared the hard drive to run Windows 98, did you fdisk the drive and setup the partitions? Did you format the partition on the drive and transfer the system files?

Give me more info on how this PC was setup.
Dennis
0
joedCommented:
If you have a boot manager and made win 98 fat 32 it probably won't work. At least it didn't for me. I had to abandon the boot manager an boot direct to win 98.
0
dew_associatesCommented:
What failed Joed?
0
Cloud Class® Course: Certified Penetration Testing

This CPTE Certified Penetration Testing Engineer course covers everything you need to know about becoming a Certified Penetration Testing Engineer. Career Path: Professional roles include Ethical Hackers, Security Consultants, System Administrators, and Chief Security Officers.

pcvetoCommented:
It sounds like you do not have the system files installed on the hard drive where you installed Win98. Boot to the Win98 Floppy that came with the CD. At the DOS prompt after booting type:

SYS c:

this will copy the system files needed for booting to the hard drive. Then you should be able to boot directly to the Hard Drive.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
smeebudCommented:
pcveto,
 I see you are a first time expert.
We have a policy of not locking questions with answeres that are guess's, rather, we offer comments and let the questioner
decide which comment he or she wants to accept.

Welcome.

Regards,
Bud
http://www.geocities.com/~budallen/
Bud's Win95 Win98 Tips and Troubleshooter
0
creepingcrudAuthor Commented:
Thanks everyone for your wisdom but I just used PQmagic and re installed the OS 3 times until it finally worked.
0
dew_associatesCommented:
If that's the case CC, then why did you accept pcveto's answer?
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows OS

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.