HELP THIS IDIOT PLEASE!!
Posted on 2004-09-14
Please help me (using words of one syllable or less if possible!!)
My daughter's W98se PC won't boot up. When I power it up it says:
insert boot disk in a
press any key. ( I inserted a boot disk which I had the foresight to create)
I press number 2 (start without cd rom support).
The next message is:
W98 has detected that drive c does not contain a valid FAT or FAT 32 partition. there are several possible causes:
1. The drive may need to be partitioned, to create apartition on the drive run fdisk from the ms-dos command prompt
2. You may be using third party disk partitioning software. If you are using this type of software, remove the boot disk and etc etc etc
3. Some viruses may also cause your drive c to not register. You can use virus scanning program to check your computer for viruses
The diagnostic tools were successfully loaded on drive c
to get help press type help and press enter.
NOW THIS IS WHERE I AM LOST AS I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO GO FROM HERE - please HELP!!!
I thought it may be a hard drive problem so I replaced it with a temporary hard drive (borrowed from a unused w98se PC at work) but I still have the same problem