Hi Barbara, Well, I guess we need to know some more stuff. Like, have you tried a boot disk to see what is on the hard drive? Or, when you say you don't have a restore cd, do you have a copy of windows 98, or such? Were you successful fdisking or formatting? Let's start with that? Oh, and what's en mean? Bob Noble www.sonic.net/bnoble ----- Original Message ----- From: "Barbara Schonfeld" <bschonfeld@xxxxxxxxx> To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, May 12, 2003 9:39 PM Subject: [pcductape] compaq deskpro en Hi Thanks to Sandi or some unknown forces, I have made my way back to the list. I have a compaq deskpro en that I am trying to work on.. and so far no luck. It is my children's computer and they started having trouble with windows 98 not wanting to load. So I have been trying to reinstall but no luck. I have no restore disk. I did download a file from compaq that installed the diagnostics back on the hard drive. I have tried formating and fdisk . I printed out some stuff from compaq, but I've come to the conclusion that I have totally no clue on what to do next. Do I have to have a restore cd from compaq to make this bugger work or what?? Any clues or ideas would be helpful. thanks Barbara Also thanks for the reminder about updating my virus scanner, I had forgotten to check it lately and it needed updating... :) To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.