Installing O/S on Compaq 486, Please help!!!!
Posted on 2000-03-15
A few days ago i was trying to create a partition on my other 486 computer.
I accidently deleted the main partition and didnt know what to do. I then
reformatted my hardrive and now when I turn on the computer it
says Non-System or disk error. I have a windows 98 startup disk
and when it gets to the command prompt, where i can use the A: drive
i tried to install dos and windows but at the beginning of the installation
i get a message that says something like " Windows disabled direct disk
access to protect your long file names, to overide
see the LOCK/? command" i have no clue where this is and i have nothing on my
C: (hard disk) drive. Please tell me how to get my computer to install dos or
Also the computer did NOT come with a startup cd or disk and i have a cd rom drive but when i cant read from it because the drivers are not supported in dos i think.
If you know how to fix this problem tell me or if you can talk to me in real-time online with an instant messanger or with aol my screen name is XxFusionMethodxX@aol.com