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Acer 2100 Inspire Unable to load WIN98

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Ernest T Bass
Posted on Sunday, March 31, 2002 - 7:30 pm:   

I had to fdisk the HD on my Acer 2100 Aspire. Now I am to able to load the pc up. I have the original setup disk that came with it but they only want to do a reload of the original hard drive and states it cannot find it. At this point I am unabel to load WIN98 anyway I try with OSR2 boot disk or any other method. I don't know where to go from here. I also have a copy of WIN98, but it will not load either. I think it has something to do with USB keyboard and mouse. Don't know where to go from here. Thanks.
Posted on Sunday, March 31, 2002 - 8:16 pm:   

Did you format the hard drive after Fdisk? Setup will sometimes not format it for you so you have to do it yourself.
Ernest T Bass
Posted on Monday, April 1, 2002 - 7:09 am:   

Yes and I have the setup disk that came with it.
I'm sorry I forgot to mention that I had.
This Acer business is bad stuff, I never had a problem loading a pc as I have had with this one.
Where do I go from here. WHen I stick the disk in, I get to the diagnosis screen with the pink cross and the diagnosis screen. But I can not reload the hard drive.
Posted on Monday, April 1, 2002 - 6:25 pm:   

Can you load the cdrom driver on dos boot to get access to cdrom? If you can than make a directory in dos on the hard drive and call it win98cabs or something like that then change back to the cdrom and type in a the D: prompt (cd\win98) *without the qoutes and press enter. copy the contents of D:\Win98 directly to the c:\win98cabs directory with the dos command copy *.* c:\win98cabs. It should look something like this D:\>win98 copy *.* c:\win98cabs than press enter.
After the files copy run setup from dos within C:\>win98cabs
ernest t bass
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 - 7:45 am:   

thanks, i'll try that

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