problem booting

Mar 1, 2007
  1. Hi

    I had a dual boot system running win 98SE on C drive and Win XP with sp2 on D drive. I had also divided the hard disks in to several other partitions:
    E for data
    F for flower pics
    G for pdf files
    H for Images of the xp operating system
    I for installation files and other photos
    J for cd writer
    K for cd reader
    L for removable card reader

    All was working well until i decided to get rid of Win98 on the C drive by formatting the drive, forgetting that the boot instructions were also there, so now i can't boot up when i switch on. The boot process stops at :-

    Verifying DMI Pool Data
    Boot from ATAPI -CD- Rom: Failure
    Disk Boot Failure, insert system disk and press enter

    I would be most grateful if some one could tell me how to proceed so that i can get to winXP again. Also what is system disk?

    Many thanks
    Paul Martin
  2. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Posts: 1,000


    PAULMARTIN TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi tomrca Thanks for your reply . I can change the boot order from the bios but the original boot details which allowed me to choose whether to fire up win98 or XP have been lost -any suggestions as to how to put them back
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