Boot disk

From: Richard Erlacher <>
Date: Tue Feb 20 16:15:25 2001

It's likely you'll need the setup diskette for he Protable 3. That's needed in
order to tell the machine what hardware it has. After that it should boot
whatever flavor of MSDOS you care to feed it.

----- Original Message -----
From: "wschoppe" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2001 1:54 PM
Subject: Boot disk

> Sirs:
> Adrian Graham at the Online Computer Museum recommended I contact your group
> to try to locate a disk for my Compaq Portable 3. I realize it falls into
> the dinosaur category but someone gave it to me and the challenge of getting
> it operational was too much to bear.
> When it finishes counting all 640K of memory, it reminds me to use a setup
> disk or hit "F1". When I do that, it mentions there is a non-system or bad
> disk. Then the message keeps repeating when trying various type of DOS disks
> I have. I have the feeling Compaq uses something like DOS but I have none of
> those OS disks.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Thank you,
> Bob Schoppe
Received on Tue Feb 20 2001 - 16:15:25 GMT

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