I am setting up my old laptop for the grandchildren its running 98se but in the course of its life I;ve had to replace the cdrom drive, I managed to get a dvd drive that fitted and worked ok. However because its a dvd drive its not recognised in the bios and will therefore not boot from that drive, Does anyone know of a programme that I can put on a floppy that will let me boot from the dvd drive so at least I can reinstall the OS when they destroy it. I have tried smart boot manager but the cd won't boot the recovery disc. machine is a ibm thinkpad.
I have used the 98se boot disc but still cant boot the cd I can navigate to the cd and on it are:
dft4psg exe (ibm diskchecking untility)
hwusmc1 to 7 imz
tried all the exe's without getting the cd to run the prime exe just gives me a blank blue screen with a flashing curser, it can type into the screen but don't know what commands to give if any.
going into the recovery dir gives
I have tried most of the exe files without result except for disk exe which has done something and now when I try to boot normally I get the message can't find OS I've done a fdisk/mbr but that didn't work. When I check the partitions in fdisk the os is labeled as unknown? (rats)
I have been told that all I need to do is type setup at the A:\ when the boot disc is loaded but all I get is bad command or file name.