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I have a VERY old computer (A 488) and some old games i'd like to play on them. The only problem is that when i turn it on the following happens:
It says to press F1
Then when i press F1 it says:
insert ROM password
and THEN when we get it wrong three time it then says:
insert boot disk.
Thanks.
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Geeks to Go Forums > Terms of Use
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This doesn't neceserally mean i wan this "ROM password" does it. What i mean is can you please tell me what it means by boot disk. And how can get one?
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Without an Operating System, a PC is pretty much 'junk'. Therefore, on power-on, if the PC cannot find an installed Operating System to finish booting up from, it does not have much of a choice but to prompt you to insert a bootable disk/disc.

You can download various bootdisks from http://www.bootdisk.com. (This is hardly a substitute for a properly installed operating system however).

Wikipedia: Boot Disk
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boot_disk
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ok but if i have the password, which i almost have, i can still use it.
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As long as it's not "illegal" or conflicts with someone's "rules", jump in and have fun. :D
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I would try replacing the battery on the board. With that age it most likely is not the standard cmos (round coin) battery.
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Do NOT!! click on any links above. They may be spyware or viruses. Please wait until a moderator deletes the post or de-spams it. (probably delete though after all it IS all spam)


Edit: Its been removed.

Edited by Programmer101, 07 December 2010 - 02:17 AM.

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