Amstrad PPC640 part 2 (bootdisk)

From: Jim Strickland <>
Date: Thu Jan 9 18:40:01 2003

Remember that the Amstrad ppc640 is a PC XT clone with double density
(not high density) floppy drives. It should boot any old version of
DOS after about 3.3, so long as it's on the proper floppy. These
things can be tricky to find these days though. If you can still
download DR.DOS 7, I know that works, since I've used it on mine.
Otherwise I'd be tempted to try FreeDOS. I'm in the same position,
though, I don't have any way of making low density 3.5 inch boot disks
for PCs anymore (unless I get busy and put my old PC back together).

-Jim Strickland
On Thursday, January 9, 2003, at 05:06 PM, No Junk Mail wrote:

> Thanks for the help with the power supply for the Amstrad. I've
> picked up a nice unit that, while heavy, appears to be made for the
> computer it's so perfectly matched. Was that plug, that polarity,
> that voltage and that current a fairly common choice for a while?
> Anyway, I made a boot disk using Win98SE and the Amstrad really
> doesn't like it (can't blame it) -- crashes on boot. Can anyone
> supply an image of a boot disk known to work on the Amstrad?
> krishaven *aT* spamcop *dOt* net. TIA.
> BTW: It complains about setting the time and a dead battery before
> looking for a system disk. Does anyone know if its expecting me to
> buy 10 C cell batteries or if it's referring to an internal battery of
> some kind?
> Chris J.
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Received on Thu Jan 09 2003 - 18:40:01 GMT

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