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I recently re-formatted my HD but when I re-boot with the boot-floppy in the computer fails to pick up the boot-floppy and presents me with an "Invalid system disk, please replace it and press any key" message. How do I get the computer to pick up the boot floppy?
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The following is a cut/paste from another case here which was given by
"aioudine" which solved the problem for somebody else.  I have the same problem. I'm going to try it as well.


From: aioudine
                                                Date: Monday, December 07 1998 - 12:03AM PST

                    if youre disk properly connected and configured in BIOS,
                    you have damaged boot record, missing OS boot files, or primary partition
                    dos't set to aktive

                    To verify/resolve this

                    make bootable disk on working computer : "format a: /s"
                    place on this disk fdisk  and sys

                    Boot with floppy (You should have setting in BIOS which allow to boot from A first)
                    run fdisk
                    press 4
                    make sure that primary partition status set to Active (should have c:1  A)

                    A) If you don't see A char, press ESC, then 2, set primary dos partition as Active, reboot
                    B) If you see char A, run sys c:, reboot

                    HTH
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