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Compaq 5204 boot problem

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July 2, 2004 10:59:34 PM

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I have the above computer as a P350. Had to format the 4 gig drive, put
W98 se in all went well except that now it will only boot as a new install
ex= [enter # 1 for CD Rom support] then after CD Rom drivers are loaded I
get [cannot read from A:\] abort retry fail. When I hit ..[abort] it will
then start w98.
any ideas ??
I dont have a restore disk. and there is NO option in Bios to change boot
order.

thanks
Charlie

--
Semper Fi
Anonymous
July 2, 2004 10:59:35 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

Just the obvious.

Did you leave a floppy in the A: drive?

Tom
"Charlie" <charlie597@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> I have the above computer as a P350. Had to format the 4 gig drive, put
> W98 se in all went well except that now it will only boot as a new install
> ex= [enter # 1 for CD Rom support] then after CD Rom drivers are loaded I
> get [cannot read from A:\] abort retry fail. When I hit ..[abort] it will
> then start w98.
> any ideas ??
> I dont have a restore disk. and there is NO option in Bios to change boot
> order.
>
> thanks
> Charlie
>
> --
> Semper Fi
>
>
July 4, 2004 3:06:21 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

No -no floppy in A:\ drive
"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
news:BImdnbXud9a4KnjdRVn-gw@comcast.com...
> Just the obvious.
>
> Did you leave a floppy in the A: drive?
>
> Tom
> "Charlie" <charlie597@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:qgiFc.276$m%7.220@newssvr19.news.prodigy.com...
> > I have the above computer as a P350. Had to format the 4 gig drive,
put
> > W98 se in all went well except that now it will only boot as a new
install
> > ex= [enter # 1 for CD Rom support] then after CD Rom drivers are loaded
I
> > get [cannot read from A:\] abort retry fail. When I hit ..[abort] it
will
> > then start w98.
> > any ideas ??
> > I dont have a restore disk. and there is NO option in Bios to change
boot
> > order.
> >
> > thanks
> > Charlie
> >
> > --
> > Semper Fi
> >
> >
>
>
!