Windows 98 re-install
- Hi Phil,
The hard drive is a Hitachi DK-228A-65, 6+GB. During my trials
yesterday, I did use your format command suggestion. Id does about
35% before it runs into trouble. Also, if I try installing windows,
it will run the format routine and run into trouble at the same spot.
Then I get a message saying" trying to recover allocation unit 566843
and it will continue changing the allocation unit number. After a
while, it will continue running the format routine normally and will
again run into trouble at about 65% complete, and do the same thing
with a different set of allocation unit numbers. It will continue on
to about 85% completion and then quit. If I try to reinstall windows,
it will automaticallly go to scandisk and run the whole scandisk
routine; however, I don't think it is doing the surface scan/repair.
I tried to run scandisk off the Windows CD, but it won't do it. I get
a message that basically says thst it cannot do it. Also, I tried to
do a dir command off the c drive and it says incorrect media type or
something along that line. Earlier it did show a couple of root
directories in C.
Most of these problems appeared after I replaced the lithium battery
in the bottom of the case. Accesses by removing two screws off a
cover plate. The battery is a drop-in type like a watch battery.
Could the BIOS be giving me problems? Are there some wierd settings
that I need to do that I don't have documentation on - I have no
original documentation or disks.
Thanks, Bill Diesch