I REFORMATTED MY OLD PC

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HI HELLO!! I NEED HELP!! I HAVE 2 QUESTIONS!! I REFORMATTED MY OLD PC SINCE I DIDNT HAVE THE ORIGINAL WINDOWS 98 CD I USED SOMEBODY ELSES BUT I MADE A STARTUP DISK FROM MY PC. I GOT IT WORKING FINE BUT NOW EVERYTIME I BOOT UP I ALWAYS GO TO THIS WINDOW,

1. START COMPUTER WITH CD ROM SUPPORT

2. START COMPUTER WITHOUT CD ROM SUPPORT.

3. ENTER FOR HELP FILE.

I SELECT CHOICE NUMBER 1 AND THEN IT'LL CHECK FOR DRIVE A WHICH IS THE FLOPPY SO I PUT A FLOPPY AND THEN CHOOSE ABORT (ABORT, RETRY, FAIL).

HOW DO I START WINDOWS WITHOUT GOING THROUGH THIS??? IT HAPPENS EVERYTIME I BOOT UP.

MY SECOND QUESTION IS ABOUT THE DEVICE ADAPTER I GUESS, MY DISPLAY/VIDEO CARD CAME WITH THE MOTHERBOARD. I TRIED TO CHANGE MY SETTINGS IN THE DESKTOP/DISPLAY PROPERTIES AND IT ONLY HAS 2 CHOICES FOR COLORS (2 COLORS, 16 COLORS) I TRIED TO UPDATE DEVICE AND BUT THEY DONT HAVE ATI 3D LT PRO ON THEIR LIST. (MY DEVICE ADAPTER). HOW DO I GO ABOUT FIXING THIS? I BOUGHT THIS COMPUTER AROUND 1998 I THINK ITS A COMPAQ PRESARIO 5050. PLEASEEEEE HELPPP!!!!!

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This question was answered on June 9, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The copy of winkdows 98 you have running on your computer is currupt, and to get it runnign to the orgional 98 ways is to format it again but as long as you have it running with the startup disk work with it and get a new video card

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on June 9, 2003