Do I need to reinstall windows (or worse)?

Question

OK here goes- got a new hard drive, tried to instal it as a slave, I then kept getting invalid disk inserted or something. So I got a boot disk from the internet (don't have the windows 98 cd). at this point my C drive worked by itself but not with the new drive plugged in (I did change the relavent cmos settings and the jumpers). I then formatted and partitioned the new disk in dos but I was still getting an error. I was then told to type 'sys c:' and this supposedly worked and the system was transferred. However when I tried to load the computer up again, I got 'invalid system disk- replace and press any key'. so I tried the boot disk again and tried 'sys c:' again but I got 'sector not found writing drive c- abort, retry ignore fail?'. by now I was worried. I thought this might be due to the dodgy boot disk. I asked around and was told to type 'cd windows\command' and 'c:\scanreg/restore'. now my computer is on a blue screen which says 'checking system files...' and not doing anything. oh and I can still see the dos prompt in the background. I don't think there's anything else

Do I need to reinstall windows (or worse)?

Also, if I can't get it working I might see about just using the new drive and then maybe the old one as a slave

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This question was answered on April 4, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Rmarchi

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Posted by ricardo of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 4, 2003