Windows 3.1 Start-Up Disk

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  1. kezex

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    I'm trying to get what appears to be an old Bondwell 486 laptop to boot. It asks me for a startup disk. Anyone know where I can get one or a way around it?
     
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  3. Baked

    Baked Harm none - do what thou will.

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    I think you need to a boot disk for whatever version of DOS you're running, because 3.1 wasn't actually a full scale O/S, rather a GUI for DOS.

    Though I'm not positive.

    You can get DOS boot disks from http://www.bootdisk.com
     
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    :rofl::rofl: http://www.bootdisk.com

    EDIT: Dammit. Beat me to it. You're correct - Win3.1 and 3.11 are just GUI's for DOS. DOS being the backend.

    You'll just need to find a bootdisk that correlates to the version of DOS you are running. Bootdisk.com will have said bootdisk. Basically it's just command.com, and (depending on setup) autoexec.bat and config.sys. I feel like I'm missing one though?

    Just do format /s A: to make a bootdisk.
     
  5. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    io.sys and msdos.sys I think :o - but they're hidden
     
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    AH yes, that's right. You'll need to attrib -r-h to be able to copy first.
     

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