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daddyarnie
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after reformatting my hard drive, at the dos prompt I can get the a: (floppy) and c:(hard drive).  but cannot load the win95 OS from the CD-ROM drive because I can't change the drive letter to "d".  How do I do that?

Is there something that shows in CMOS setup what drive letter the system has set-up for the CD-ROM drive?

One other thing I failed to mention:
On the MS-DOS screen after pressing d: {enter}
I get:
SDRAM at Bank#:1
Searching for boot record from IDE-0. OK
invalid system disk...replace the disk and press any key

Any ideas?
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You need to install the MS-DOS drivers for your CD-ROM drive to access the CD-ROM from a command prompt. If you have already done this then the CD-ROM drive maybe another letter ie E;F,etc.

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You can do trick. Use Windows 98 bootup floppy. I will automaticly give yo support for the CD and run 95 setup.
You can create Win 98 on any Win 98 computer.
Go to start\setting\control panel\addremove program\window setup\startup disk.
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the reason your getting invalid system disk...replace the disk and press any key is the hardrive has nuthin on it... go to www.bootdisk.com and download a bootdisk that will load your cddrive (i would suspect an older scsi drive and sometimes rather tricky )

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