I have Windows 1.04 on seven 5¼" disks, and I have a Dell from 2000 with a 5¼" floppy drive connected up.

Now with the first disk in, and with the BIOS set up to boot from A:, after the normal Dell loading screen the computer flashes up a message for a split second (not enough to read it) and goes into Windows XP normally.

What am I doing wrong?

  • 1
    the adventure continues, eh :) If you are fast enough, you can try to press pause just when the message comes and post it here.
    – Bora
    May 15 '11 at 19:47
  • Ah, I had no idea the pause key did that - I was actually thinking of using some kind of 'print screen' at the time! I think I rewrote the first disk to see if another Windows version worked, so I don't think we'll ever know now..
    – Sputnik
    May 16 '11 at 2:42

Windows pre-NT runs on top of DOS. Install DOS first.


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