how do i fix this

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May 17, 2009 at 07:38:17
Specs: Windows XP
i have a old computer from the 90s. it has windows 98. i recently stored some files from it on a floppy disk. before i turned the computer off i also deleted some things,i cant remember what. i had never stored files from it before. the next time i turned it on it after the memory test it said"invalid sytem disk- replace disk and press any key when ready" i then put in the floppy disk that i had put the files on and it said " non- system disk or disk error- replace and press any key when ready". i do not have the windows disk that came with the computer- what can i do . it is all hooked up fine. i double checked

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May 17, 2009 at 08:34:22
Boot off the Win98 boot floppy & try running scanreg /restore from the C:\> prompt. Pick a date prior to the problem.

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May 17, 2009 at 18:46:15
"Invalid system disk" means you're trying to boot from a drive with no system files.

After booting from the bootdisk type dir/p c:\. See if it shows a WINDOWS directory. If not you have no choice but to reinstall.

If it does show a windows directory then maybe you can get by by just refreshing the system files. After booting from the bootdisk type sys c: and enter. That should make the C: drive bootable but it may not go into windows. If it just stops at the c:\> prompt then you'll need to overwrite the dos version of msdos.sys with the windows version.

But first post back results of the above. Also post back the version of 98 you have--first or second edition. If you don't know, when doing the dir/p c:\, look for a COMMAND.COM file and post back its date.

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May 18, 2009 at 09:35:35
i do not have the bootdisk

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May 18, 2009 at 09:45:58
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