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Cant get c drive to boot form dos in 486

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Last response: in Systems
July 5, 2012 4:50:04 PM

having trouble getting 486dx to boot up in dos from c: drive?
Says it's loading dos(caldera opendos 7.01) and just sits there forever without any error message.
If you could help me that would be great. Jeff

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July 5, 2012 10:55:12 PM

download ultimate boot CD. (Google it). Run the tests. (The hard part will be getting a bootable floppy created, hope you have more than 1 PC with a FDD.)

Figure out who manufactured the hard drive. Go to their site. Download diagnostic.

At a guess the circa 1985? hard drive has a few bad spots and you are hitting one before the system has booted enough to handle.

Do you still have other boot media?
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