Can't boot into BIOS after formatting HD
Posted on 2003-03-07
On an old Compaq Armada 1592 laptop, I reformatted my hard drive, planning to reinstall win95 and start fresh.
After the formatting completed, the startup goes directly from the first screen (memory check) to "Invalid system disk - Please reinsert disk and press any key."
I have tried booting from a Win98 and MSDOS bootdisk, but the A drive will now read neither disk.
I have also tried accessing the boot menu and boot from the Win95 CD by pressing F8 at startup (this used to work) and it still continues to attempt to boot to the A drive (I cannot access the boot menu).
I tried pressing delete during startup to access BIOS (this also used to work), but it also has no effect.
Hopefully someone will be able to help me with this one. Thanks in advance for your assistance.