>>>I put in the startup disk and nothing happened. absolutely nothing. I have also tried a Win95 startup disk, same result.
So your computer didn't boot from A: at all? (like the light didn't come on and the diskette didn't get read from and you couldn't select start computer with cdrom support).... or.... you started computer with cdrom support from the boot disk and your cdrom didn't work. Sorry to be redundant... but it is so hard when you cannot talk face to face. Something gets lost in the text.