What is a start up disk

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Hello

I have just tried to totally clean-up my old Compaq Presario 7477 [4 years old] by using the Quick Restore disks that came with her when I bought it. It crashed during the Quick Restore at 76%, so I waited for about 15 minutes to see if it would resume - It didn't so my only option was to reboot using Ctrl-Alt-Delete. Instead of Windows98 loading I was presented with the message: "No operating system found on any devices. Press any key to try again" - All this does is bring up the same message again though.

Is there anything that can be done to sort this problem out?

Any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks

Jon Swingler

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This question was answered on August 22, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

What you need to do is put in the win98 start up disk and then put your quick restore cd I had the same problem and I created a start up disk in win98 what the start up disk would is reinstall the files that you need to boot into the Operating System and once you have that you can put it in its orginal state with the quick restore.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on August 22, 2003