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Can you boot the computer with the 6.2 Disk 1?
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does anyone have an old hard drive for a laptop they are chucking because i would have it for my laptop. or does any one know how to format a hard drive without an operating system. Thanks michael
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Go to http://bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm and get the Dos 6.22 or Windows 95 bootdisk. Boot the computer with that and when you get to C:\> or A:\> type in:

Format

That download is an .exe file and you need to put a blank formatted flopy in the drive an run the .exe. That will create the boot disk.

Edited by Leurgy, 17 August 2005 - 11:22 AM.

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Boot from DOS disk number 1 and when you get the A:> prompt type SETUP and press ENTER. If SETUP doesn't do it, try entering INSTALL instead.
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to install DOS, boot from DOS diskette 1, then at the A:> prompt type SETUP (or it might be INSTALL not SETUP) then press ENTER.
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i have tried all that you have said and nothing works
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Have you got a boot disk?
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what do you meen a boot disk
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Go to http://bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm and get the Dos 6.22 or Windows 95 bootdisk. Boot the computer with that and when you get to C:\> or A:\> type in:

Format

That download is an .exe file and you need to put a blank formatted flopy in the drive an run the .exe. That will create the boot disk.

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That boot disk. Did you format the drive? Do that. Use the command:

Format /sys

That will make your hard drive bootable. So boot without any disks, put the Windows 3.1 disk in and type

A: <enter>
setup <enter>

Instead of setup you may need to type install.
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i am confused
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i dont know what to do
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Lets try this. Put the Windows 3.1 disk 1 in the floppy drive. turn on the laptop. If you get to A:\> type:

Setup then press enter.

If you get to C:\> type the following:

A:\setup

If that doesn't work then in your next post make sure you tell me what happens when you put the Windows 3.1 Disk 1 floppy in the drive and then turn the computer on.
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i have put the windows 3.11 disk 1 into the laptop and turned it on, i scans the ammory and says "BOOTING FROM REMOVABLE MEDIA" for about 3 seconds and then it says
"NON-SYSTEM DISK OR DISK ERROR
REPLACE AND PRESS ANY KEY WHEN READY"
so i remove the windows 3.11 and re-insert it and press any key and the same appears.
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when i can get the a:\>
i type c:/ and it says invalid drive specification
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i also dont have a floppy drive on my pc so can not create any boot disks
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