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I have attempted to fire up my old desktop computer with Windows 98 to get some old files off of it and put on my laptop.
When I fired up my desktop computer, it immediately entered DOS asking me if I wanted to boot from my hard drive or CD-ROM. My computer no longer reads my hard drive.
Windows 98se can not see NTFS directories or files without help from another computer type server.
Posted on Dec 05, 2009
Two possible reasons:
1. Since the Win98 PC hasn't been used for some time, it can be assumed that somehow the CMOS/BIOS has reverted to default values including its recognition of what HD is installed (or in this case failure to recognize the HD). What needs to be done is the let the PC detect what HD is installed. To do this, on most PCs you need to press "Del" key on boot up (when prompted by a bottom screen display of "Press Del to change BIOS values".... or something like that. Somewhere, there should be an option to manually detect the HD, save setting exit, reboot.
2. If the above does not detect the HD and boot, it may be that the HD has suffered physical/hardware fault such as stuck spindle motor or something else. In some instances, it maybe the IDE cable or even the 4-wire power connector.
Hope this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards.
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