I would like to inform you al that, I finally figured out two points that caused my troubles: One was the FFD that did not work smoothly, that could be the reason I got a 'Invalid disk...' after POST. The other was due to my unfamiliarity to the BIOS that used by the maker of my new MB. I agree, it is unbelievable since this is not my first time doing clear booting though this does not mean I am experienced at all. In my old MB, it is clearly indicated 'the 1st boot..., the 2nd boot... and the 3rd boot...' in the Advanced COSM where I can choop to boot from FFD, CD-ROM or HHD...freely. However, the BIOS of the new MB, though Award too, does not have the category such as advanced COSM. But, it reorganizes every items in different categories and no such things like '1st boot or 2nd boot'. Later, I changed back to the old MB and selected boot from 'CD-ROM' with the Windows CD inserted...everything went through to the end smoothly. I will find a time to call the maker's services centre to see what they can tell me. I am continuously interested in learning more about the BIOS issue I have puzzled. What would you do when meet this kind of BIOS and you want choose a different boot...? Thansk you all again throughout my questioning and all your advices are useful to me in the future. Ewen ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ewen Howe" <ewenhowe@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: <24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2002 7:29 PM Subject: [24hoursupport] Re: Invalid disk and more problems.... > Thanks, Barry! You are right, there must have to be a i386 fold in the CD. > The point is I was not able to see those folders in the CD....But, your > words remind me that, I should have used a boot disks from Windows 2000, > yes, 4 dislks in total. I thought the purpose was just to get into DOS > prompt, Windoe 98 boot disk also can do, may be I was wrong. > > > But none of this is going to work unless you make sure that your CD > drivers are installed. > > Then, how can I ensure there is a driver already installed? If not, how can > I installed one? This is a new mainboard (I am replacing MB) and HDD has > been formatted. It just like a newly assembled desktop and what I tried to > do is to go ahead to install a OS, Win2K. > > > Also did you format the drive after you made the partition? > > More info please and relax just slow down and think what you did. > > The partitions were made when the old mainboard was there and each partition > was formatted before the old MB was replaced by the new one. I did not > change any hardwares that were on with the old MB. > > > Is there more than one operating system on your computer? > > No, there is nothing in my computer now. The HDD has been formatted. > > > Were you upgrading from another system? > > No, thw old MB PC ran the same Windows 2000pro. Only one OS. > > > Your thread is not completely clear to me as to what it is that you did on > the install. > > Sorry, I try to describe what I can and anticipate your guidance. > > I will try to boot with those 4 disks to see what differs. Thanks! > > Ewen > > - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to > 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the > Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at > http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm. > > - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.