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Old 01-01-2009, 01:54 PM
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trouble operating system not found

I did a quick restore to last system save. During it a message came up something like write fault error. Pressed ok and computer rebooted and came up with operating system not found.I have windows 98se and have done restore before without any problems. Thanks for any help

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In windows 98, when that message came about it was generally caused by cable failure or drive failure. Remove the drive and see if you can slave it to another computer and run diagnostics from the manufacturer's utillity to check the drive....Try to swap the cables from the drive to the motherboard and see if the drive shows up in the POST screen or in the BIOS.....

If by chance that you have a SATA harddrive then the BIOS may have changed and you need to reset the BIOS drive setting to SATA....or you will need to install the motherboard sata driver by the F-6 method when you do the restore!

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Old 01-06-2009, 04:20 AM
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Default OS not found..?

Open the tower and make sure all the connectors are set properly...

While you're in there, check the CPU cooling fins to see they aren't full of dust...

If I got that message in W98se, I'd do the above.. then I'd start fresh, by pulling the battery for half an hour, then disconnect the tower from the Net, and do a complete fdisk new-partition install from CD's, including all the updaters, put on to CD from safe sites like majorgeeks... Add Sunbelt-free from a CD, set to ask on everything, before connecting to the Net... When I was running W98se, that worked well for me... I just forgot about microsoft websites... And I block IE and OE, and use SeaMonkey...

The big thing I found with W98, is that you need to use old softwares, like the ones from "OlderVersions"... The newer softwares only messes up W98.. especially macromedia and shockwave, which causes all those W98 lockups... Macromedia software is way too powerful for W98...

Run scandisk for bad clusters... Get hd's at garage sales...

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