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Old 04-10-2004, 11:09 PM   #1
Mipnam
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Question Problems reinstalling Windows 98 after Fedora


I installed Yarrow on an older 400 MHz system and it worked but was slow. I ran windows 98 install and it seemed to install fine but on final boot up it hung up just before the GUI kicked on. It looks like a command prompt with the word Grub but it is frozen. I can boot from a 98 start up disk to get to a command prompt but cannot seem to install windows. The install did format the hard drive. Any help would be appreciated
 
Old 04-10-2004, 11:40 PM   #2
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Hi Mipnam!!!

You've to clean the MBR (Master Boot Record). Using your win98 boot disk, boot your computer and when you reach the prompt C:\, type:

fdsik /mbr

That's it. Reboot and voila
 
Old 04-10-2004, 11:55 PM   #3
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Hate to nitpick,

I think you meant "fdisk /mbr" MegaMan, as compared to "fdsik /mbr"

I know, I know... sorry!

:grovel:

Dan
 
Old 04-11-2004, 12:02 AM   #4
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Smile Fdisk worked

worked like a charm.
It's good to learn something new.
Thanks
 
Old 04-11-2004, 12:21 AM   #5
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Re: Fdisk worked

Quote:
Originally posted by hooya27
Hate to nitpick,

I think you meant "fdisk /mbr" MegaMan, as compared to "fdsik /mbr"

I know, I know... sorry!

:grovel:

Dan
oops, sorry . It was 5h00 am when I wrote that ghehe . Thanks for pointing it out .


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worked like a charm.
It's good to learn something new.
Thanks
Cool!. Now every time you want to give Linux another try you know how to fix your pc if you get in trouble
 
  


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