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Gateway 2000 Colorbook Laptop


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Hi,
I need help on a gateway 2000 colorbook laptop, i got it free and it starts ok with the memory scan and it boots so far to the point where it says floppy disk fault --insert valid boot disk and press any key.
Please help. Michael

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if the machine actually doesn't have an o/s you would need a valid o/s disk....does the laptop have a floppy drive? cd drive? if so make sure there arent any disks in them
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Hi again the laptop does not have any floppy disks in it and does not have any cd drive. i have 8 windows 3.11 floppy disks and 2 dos 6.2 disks. please tell me how to install them

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oh my......i haven't installed 3.1 in quite some time.....you should submit those to a museum....uh...i'll do some research
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hi is there any more photos of the laptop you would need and i dont think i made it clear but it does have a floppy drive but no disks in it. michael
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no...i've asked for some help installing 3.1....it's been a while since ive done it
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i also dont have a floppy on my computer that works it is a modern one
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Well as far as i remeber you put in disk one and start from there, bit it was a very very long time ago i was like 9 years old the last time and my uncle upgraded my pc to 95 with a cd rom about a week later so i have never tried it since. Most pcs that could run 3.1 were able to run 95 without much hassle so you could try that instead the installation process is more akin to what you would be used to.
You could probably sell that thing for a decent price as computer history.
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thanks for that is there any chance of telling me where i can download 95 on floppydisks so i can put it on my flash drive and copy it to a computer that has a floppy drive

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I started out with Windows 3.1 on my first 486 in 1994. First you need a floppy disk drive -- no way round that since DOS/3.1 was only ever supplied on floppy disks. you install the DOS disks first in numerical order, followed by the Windows disks. For both DOS and Windows install, you will automatically be prompted to put in the next disk at the appropriate time. To initiate setup just boot from disk 1 and it should start setup automatically.
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hi i have installed windows 3.11 and system reboots and comes up with a black background and says c:\
as in command prompt. but no sign of windows 3.11 at all
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did you install all of the disks or just the dos ones? sounds like all you have is dos
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i have installed all 7 of the disks
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I can think of a couple of things to try. You may need to load the 3 6.2 Dos disks before the 8 3.1 disks but before you do that, when you get to C:\> try typing in:

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hi again how do i install dos 6.2 i dont know hot to get it started
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