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reboot without a floppy produces a message " Missing operating system"
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The MaxBlast 4 download also contains the files necesary to create the the diskette. Download it to the machine you are on now, double-click on the file, and put a floppy in the floppy drive to create the diskette... :tazz:

reboot without a floppy produces a message " Missing operating system"

Which key do you press to enter BIOS setup?

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Have created that floppy It produces a message " Cannot load DOS, any key to retry"

Ive been trying the escape key to get into BIOS
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Hold down the ESC key and turn on the computer.
When you receive the following message: “Check system.Then press [F1] key,” press F1.

This method will take you to the first of two screens, each of
which is a table showing default settings. To change (or view) the
options available at any particular setting, use the arrow keys to
move to the setting and press the space bar to scroll through the
options.

Any changes you’ve made in TSETUP become default
settings when your system reboots.

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Got into Bios.
Built in HDD = Primary IDE(1FOH/IRQ14)
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Have a look at the information on This Page and see if anything there will help you.

Let me know if it helps.
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Still get stuck at the "Invalid media type reading drive C" when I try to format drive C
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Also get the same message if I try C:\>dir/p and also the same message when I ask it to run Maxblast4.
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At the A:\ prompt, type C: and press "Enter"...what happens.
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It goes to
C:\>
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I may be on to something...time will tell. :tazz:

At the C:\ prompt, type A: and press "Enter"

At the A:\ prompt, type format c: and press "Enter"
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Bad command or file name
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I sure do miss that back-slash... :tazz:

Type fdisk /mbr and press "Enter"
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from the A: it says Bad command or file name
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You were able to create a Primary DOS partition, correct?

Type format /s /v and press "Enter"
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