[24hoursupport] Re: Invalid disk and more problems....

  • From: "John Kitson" <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 18:23:05 +0100

Hi Ewen
Why not just go into bios, make the CD Rom your first boot device and
boot with your Win2000 CD.

Good Luck
-----Original Message-----
From: 24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ewen Howe
Sent: 27 August 2002 04:03
To: [24hrsupporthelpdesk]
Subject: [24hoursupport] Invalid disk and more problems....

I have run into some probelms in attempt to clean-set up a Win2000pro to
my Pt4 desktop with newly formated and partitioned HDD. I replaced the
motherboard with a new P4B266 from Asus. So, basically this is a plain
PC without anything in HDD and I could use DOS only. After carefully
checking around making sure everthing was ready, I switched on the
power. Shortly, the starting stopped at 'an invalid system disk, please
replace....try again', while I was sure there was nothing in the FDD. If
I booted with a boot disk aquired from Win98, I was brought to the A:\
without problem. I could even move around different drives. However,
when I inserted Win2000pro CD into CD rom and type 'dir' under E:\ (the
CD-ROM), I was shown a list of files that are surely not from the Win
CD. Later I found that no matter what CD I insert or even no CD
inserted, I was shown the same list of file when 'dir'ed. So, I guess
there must be something wrong and likely the CD-ROM was not recognized.
I got into the BIOS (AWARD) and could not figure out anything abnormal,
accept the BIOS layout appears to be different from what I used before,
a same AWARD BIOS.... Can anyone tell me what could be going wrong
before I get intouch with the maker of MB? Or, I misunderstood the way
of setting up Win2000 with that of Win98? Thanks a lot!


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