Amstrad PPC640 part 2 (bootdisk)

From: Jim Strickland <>
Date: Thu Jan 9 18:42:00 2003

It's expecting you to buy 10 C cell batteries, yes. And in time it
will run them down flat even if you don't use the machine as the
batteries are keeping the system clock alive.

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 - 18:42:00 GMT

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