My system developed a problem by not showing an IP address. No IPconfig file was found. Have a Compaq computer that had been preloaded. Tried the recovery disk and that wouldn't work or recognize the backup made last spring. Tried reformating and loading Windows98 onto system. Every time I try set-up, the OS does a scandisk and comes up with error message regarding not being able to read last cluster. Now I have no computer, OS etc. ( typing this from a friend's system) D drive is still intact. Anything I can do to recover or load the OS to get back up and running????
Welcome to Sysopt smuhuskie.
What's on the D drive? Is that a second partition on the same disk?
Stark Raving MOD
sounds like a bad hard drive. download the diagnostic program from the hdd manufacturer.
error message regarding not being able to read last cluster
Yes, D drive is partition on the same disk. Backup is located on this drive.
Last edited by smuhuskie; 10-24-2003 at 03:24 PM.
Mod w/ an attitude
Win95/98 use winipcfg while Win2k/XP use ipconfig.
Assuming that you have run the drive diagnostic suggested above:
The next time you run Setup, add the switch "/IS".
This instructs Setup to not run Scandisk.
This may not work because it sounds like Setup cannot see the far side of th C partition. Try using FDISK to delete and recreate the C partition (Primary DOS / Active) and then reformat.
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