Dear Computer Lady,
I just wanted to write to you, we have a windows 98 second edition computer.
It was previously used for a business. We wanted to erase the entire hard drive. We went through dos and hit c:\format
and yes we formatted the drive.
Now it will not let us reinstall windows 98 saying there is an invalid system disk.
We have a diskette drive and a cd r/rw too. The system disk is on cd.
What can we do to get my pc up and running again? Thanks
You will need a Windows 98 boot floppy disk.
Once you have the disk, put the Windows 98, CD in the CD-ROM drive and the floppy disk in the floppy drive.
The computer should boot to the floppy disk and give you several options. Choose the enable CD-ROM access option and let it finish booting.
When it gets to the A: prompt, look at the line above, it will tell you the drive letter of the CD-ROM. If the letter is E: for example, you would type:
and press enter. This should start the Windows Setup from the CD-ROM.