You may recall that I’m working on reinstalling windows onto a system here at work.

Well, everything went fine, right up until I tried to install Windows.

The computer won’t boot off my Windows98 CD. It won’t boot off a boot floppy disk created with Norton Antivirus. It claims both are “Invalid systems disks” even though both will boot the other computer in this room just fine.

So we’re probably going to try replacing the floppy and/or hard drives and see if that works. Oh, joy.

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3 Responses to Argh!

  1. courtney says:

    floppy drive? they still have those?

  2. Dave says:

    Ok, I am going to show how geeky I am and suggest something here… Before you go out and replace the floppy drive or hard drive take a look in the bios and see what the boot priority is. It’s possible that someone set the hard drive first instead of the floppy or cdrom drive. I have come across a few computers like that at work.

  3. Ealasaid says:

    The BIOS was really weird – you could only set the primary and secondary boots to Hard Disk or CD-ROM. Apparently it automatically would try the floppy first.