HI, I have looked a lot, and still need HELP, please.
currently installed Phoenix 4A4 RB0X0 10A 0017 PO5 A04
Current HDD 6GB
I want to install 40 GB
I have downloaded A08 FILE dimv_a08.exe to create Floppy
followed instructions created Floppy
rebooted with floppy IN Drive
go through POST
black screen with cursor [like an underscore] in top left hand corner of screen blinking it just hangs there, even after half hour
PLEASE, is there someone that can tell me what I am doing wrong.
I have tried a 40GB HDD from another working machine with W2K SP4 to see what happensd
BIOS recognised HDD size correct
W2K starts to boot then I get a Blue screen telling me to update Bios
so that didnt prove anything [ I think]
I was hoping it would boot OK, which would mean that I could get my other New Disk to work without updating the BIOS
doesnt seem to be the case
In advance, Thanks for any help
I really have spent a lot of time looking, not just being lazy, must have viewed 100 Posts in here
The hard drive from that other machine isn't going to boot this PC, unless all the hardware is exactly the same, because it doesn't have drivers matching the hardware in this system.
Did you follow these instructions to create the boot floppy?
When downloading this file, click on RUN FROM LOCATION.
Did you disconnect all peripherals, except mouse, monitor, keyboard before trying to run the flash?
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Thanks for replying Ron
I did see and follow the instructions, with the above results.
However, I woke up with a thought this morning, and made a
W98 Floppy Disk
Booted to C prompt
swapped Floppy for the Floppy created by BIOS download
the BIOSupdate commenced
and completed successfuly
Ron, your comments would be appreciated as I fumbled my way here, and someone else might like an easier route.
For me, this problem is solved
I now just need to get the 40GB working.
I did try the other 40 GB from other machine again, to see what difference the BIOS upgrade had achieved.
W2K started up the Welcome screen
nearly got all the way
then Blue screen
but this time, it DID NOT have the BIOS required section
just 'hardware problems' on the Blue Screen
I will now try formating 40GB with clean instal
and hope all is well
Kind regards Ron
comments, critique or advice welcomed