Re tried with xp home disk and got it to boot this time. Didnt work the first time before i posted. So alls good. Still dont know why the floppy wouldnt work, but didnt need it in the end. My only concern is i wanted 98 on this computer because my laser printer doesnt have updated drivers for xp and i cant print anything without putting it on a flashdrive and going to my old computer. Maybe i could do a dual boot now i have xp on there.