I am trying to install windows 98 on a dell latitude cpi laptop with no operating system or partitioned drives, and everything goes well until i try to run fdisk from the floppy boot disk and a message comes up "No fixed disks present". For some reason I believe the hard drive is not being recognized. I have a floppy and cd drive but I can't use them both at the same time as there is only one modular bay. In bios it says "none" for primary hard drive. Once while I was fiddling around with the computer I hit some key combination like ctrl-alt-delete while the computer was starting up and it went to a white screen that asked for the password to unlock the hard drive. Not knowing the password, I typed in random sequences a few times and it said invalid password then I entered "password" hoping to get lucky and it went to a screen that said "verifying password" and it did nothing for 3 hours until I finally turned it off. i got this computer from someone else with no knowledge of anything about it. Please help me with some suggestions please. Thanks.