|Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2002 - 11:48 am: |
Hello. I apologize ahead of time if there is a solution to my problem already posted. I have looked everywhere and asked many people but have been unsuccessful.
First of all my specs:
Pentium 3 600 mHz
Windows 98 SE
256 MB SDRAM
Western Digital HD 19.6 GB
ASUS motherboard (can't remember model number)
Voodoo 3800 16MB VRAM
I hope these are enough.
Anyway, I currently have Win 98SE on my computer, partitioned to the whole hard drive. As of yesterday, I had around 4 GB of free space. I tried to install Red Hat Linux 6.2 onto my system. Everything was fine until just before Linux began partitioning and everything stalled. I let the computer runs for a few hours thinking that is was doing something important. When I returned and it was still in the same state, I reset my computer. Just after detecting my hardware, I received an error that said "cannot read from c:" or something similar to this. I could detect the c: in the BIOS, but I could not access it, even using a boot disk. I tried to reinstall Windows thinking that it was formatted, but Windows setup could not find a drive to install to. Sorry for the long speech, but does anyone have an idea of what's going on and how to fix it? A friend I talked to said that Linux might have overwritten the boot sector, but never actual wrote anything to the boot sector, so there is nothing to boot with. Any suggestions?
|Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2002 - 8:53 pm: |
Bootup on a win98 bootdisk. Run fdisk and repartition the hard drive. Next bootup on the bootup disk again and reformat the hard drive.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2003 - 11:05 pm: |
hey ive been having the same problem... but my computer wont even let me run fdisk off of a boot disk... and it doesnt recognize any hard drive, and i no its no the hard drive kus i went out and bought a new one..soo im thinking its the motherboard/cpu?... please help..thanx