Yes, I checked all the connections - appears fine. Over the weekend,
I found out that the machine would boot using a Linux Rescue floppy,
so I installed Linux on a spare drive and checked the use of the
floppy, etc. Everything ran smoothly. Win98 startup still would not
work. My win98 startup floppy is fine and worked on another machine.
In BIOS, I changed boot sequence to my second CD-ROM (non-burner) and
finally I was able to boot the system from Win2000 CD! Installed
win2000 last night and finally up and running. However, I'm still not
sure why I couldn't boot using win98 startup disk. I'll try it again
tonight. I'm also going to make a win2000 startup disk and see if it
At least now, I'm back up ! Thanks for your suggestions.
>Have you checked all the physical connections inside the box? Just a
>> Hmmm... have you tried using the Win98 startup disk on another machine?
>> Maybe the disk is corrupted...
>> > Hi all,
>> > My master drive recently died. I had (dual) win98 and linux installed
>> > on this machine and used LILO as my boot manager. I removed the
>> > broken drive, switched my slave drive to master, and tried to boot
>> > with a win98 startup disk, but it won't boot! I think it has
>> > something to do with the LILO boot manager that was installed. BIOS
>> > detects everything correctly and about the time the LILO prompt used
>> > to appear, the floppy and CD are briefly accessed, then the screen
>> > goes blank with cursor in upper-left hand corner. Same thing happens
>> > when trying to boot from CD. The boot order in the bios is correct.
>> > Any clues?
>> > Thanks,
>> > Casey