Compaq and 3 1/2 inch disk drives

From: Bill Pechter <>
Date: Fri Sep 17 17:29:33 1999

> > I would like to know if its possible use a 3 1/2" disk drive with my Compaq
> > Portable machine. Does it support one?? any other tidbits of info on the
> > machine also would be apreiciated, like if its possible to run something a
> > little more "friendly" than DOS, such as a file manager
> Wasn't there a more friendly command interpretter for MS-DOS called
> '4DOS' or something (shareware IIRC)? It's been a long time since I used
> MS-DOS, but I recall something like this.
> -tony

4DOS it is... But it's still command line. (much better for
batch scripts, though)

Perhaps DR-DOS with it's Gem-based file manager would do.
Or CPS's PC-Tools, or Norton's Norton Commander, or MS/PC DOS 5/6's
Windows-like file manager.

Hell. I've got Windows 1.03.


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Received on Fri Sep 17 1999 - 17:29:33 BST

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