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#1 xbox_freak!!

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Posted 28 April 2003 - 02:01 PM

I just put win98 on a PII I had laying around, and I put some vid card drivers, and it restarted and then I got the shitty error:"Invalid System disk replace and hit any key" wtf? there is no floppy disc grr.gif ......any1 have any suggestions?

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Posted 28 April 2003 - 02:30 PM

QUOTE (xbox_freak!! @ Apr 28 2003, 10:01 AM)
I just put win98 on a PII I had laying around, and I put some vid card drivers, and it restarted and then I got the shitty error:"Invalid System disk replace and hit any key" wtf? there is no floppy disc grr.gif ......any1 have any suggestions?

your hard drive has no OS is what it sounds like.

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Posted 28 April 2003 - 02:34 PM

but I just installed win 98..... uhh.gif

EDIT:The error is right before it loads the OS......

Edited by xbox_freak!!, 28 April 2003 - 02:35 PM.


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Posted 28 April 2003 - 02:38 PM

QUOTE (xbox_freak!! @ Apr 28 2003, 10:34 AM)
but I just installed win 98..... uhh.gif

EDIT:The error is right before it loads the OS......

I'm not sure that this will help but check your bios and make sure there is no floppy drive in the boot up sequence since you say you don't have one installed. It may be trying to find the drive I guess which might I say might give you this error.

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Posted 28 April 2003 - 02:40 PM

QUOTE (xbox_freak!! @ Apr 28 2003, 03:34 PM)
but I just installed win 98..... uhh.gif

EDIT:The error is right before it loads the OS......

Sounds like something could have overwritten your MBR (Master Boot Record). THats the little area on your hard drive which controls the booting of the OS. Win 98 is not the most stable OS so if your were loading driviers and such, could have messed up Win98. Double check all of the physical connections, on the hard drive and on the motherboard, make sure your BIOS is setup correctly(it probably is) if that does not work, you will have to reload win98

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Posted 28 April 2003 - 05:20 PM

hey same thing happend to me except my floppy is broken and it has xp pro. its also on an old xbox HD if it matters.

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Posted 28 April 2003 - 05:30 PM

as odd as it may seem......make sure your hard drive is spinning up.

i've got a spare pc that has a hd that once in a while has trouble spinning up(its done it for about 2 yrs)....the bios will just give up looking for the hd and start to boot to get the invalid system disk

...theres also the other option(the only repair option for win98) reinstall windows(said jokingly)

as last resort(before reinstalling win98 again)...try to boot using a startup disk for win98 and type "fdisk /mbr" it formats the master boot record and i think uhh.gif it will properly point to the win98 partition(thus is why i said last resort)

Edited by thfonz98, 28 April 2003 - 05:33 PM.


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Posted 28 April 2003 - 06:23 PM

biggrin.gif thanks guys! I will try the fdisk/ mbr right away


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Posted 28 April 2003 - 06:32 PM

it even gives me the same error when I load the start up disk......:S

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Posted 28 April 2003 - 07:01 PM

QUOTE (xbox_freak!! @ Apr 28 2003, 07:32 PM)
it even gives me the same error when I load the start up disk......:S

Here is another trick, if this is a spare PC, unplug the HD and plug it into your main PC, and see if it boots. If it does, you have either a bad HD that just plain died (which happens) if it does work maybe your mobo died.

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Posted 28 April 2003 - 09:34 PM

The error obviously indicated the boot device has no prescribed boot method.

Since you claimed to have installed win98, try these.

Go into bios (usually delete key or an F key during initial boot sequence)

Look for and disable all floppy drives.
Check and make sure it detects your hard drive.
Set boot sequence to CD-ROM, then Hard Drive (no A: Drive).

Make sure there is no disc in the cd-rom and reboot.

If it doesn't work, stick the 98 install cd in the cd-rom and when it comes up tell it to repair a previous installation. It should re-write your master boot record as well as most system files.



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Posted 28 April 2003 - 10:20 PM


Check your IDE cables...probably popped one lose wink.gif

Edited by Dark Schneider, 28 April 2003 - 10:20 PM.





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