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May 6, 2005 11:49:10 PM

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I'm trying to play some old DOS games but I can't access them through XP
or the Command Prompt and when I try to use a startup disk the disk
doesn't even get looked at.

Can someone tell me if it's possible and how do I access these programs?

Justin

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Anonymous
May 6, 2005 11:49:11 PM

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XP doesn't have MS-DOS. Then it is likely that these programs don't run under XP.

"Qwerty" <schachmal@hotmail.com> escribió en el mensaje news:427b44a5_1@news.chariot.net.au...
> I'm trying to play some old DOS games but I can't access them through XP
> or the Command Prompt and when I try to use a startup disk the disk
> doesn't even get looked at.
>
> Can someone tell me if it's possible and how do I access these programs?
>
> Justin
Anonymous
May 6, 2005 11:49:11 PM

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"Qwerty" <schachmal@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:427b44a5_1@news.chariot.net.au...
> I'm trying to play some old DOS games but I can't access them through XP
> or the Command Prompt and when I try to use a startup disk the disk
> doesn't even get looked at.
>
> Can someone tell me if it's possible and how do I access these programs?
>
> Justin

If the games are genuinely DOS games, then you might be able to boot to DOS
using a DOS disk from www.bootdisk.com and then run it.

Brian.

www.cryer.co.uk/brian
Anonymous
May 7, 2005 1:24:39 AM

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"Qwerty" <schachmal@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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<<snip>>
and when I try to use a startup disk the disk doesn't even get looked at.
<<snip>>
Justin

By this, do you mean you're using a true DOS boot disk (floppy)? If so,
check in your bios setup that floppy is configured as a bootable device,
before the hard drive.


Val
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