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i'm looking for a dos installation/operating 3.5 diskette

November 30, 2013 at 20:18:37
Specs: Windows 7
I have an ibm ps2 model 30 pc. Apparently dos does not exist on the fixed drive. Anyone have an ideal where I can get a dos installation/operating diskette?

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November 30, 2013 at 21:07:51
Link to DOS 6.22 >>

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November 30, 2013 at 21:46:33
Is that a model 30 286 or 8086? The floppy drive on the 8086 is going to be 720K format. The one in the 286 is probably 1.44. Most image downloads will be for 1.44 disks.

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December 1, 2013 at 15:18:28
Hi Kmasingi, where are you based (city/state?). I am in Hammersmith, West London.

It is highly likely dos is/was installed on your PS2.

Are you able to check the hard disk directories/files to see whether or not dos is there. Possibly in a directory, that cannot now be accessed on loading. This can occur if CONFIG.SYS or AUTOEXEC.BAT become corrupted.

Later versions of dos came on 3, possibly 4 - 3.5" 1.44 floppy disks.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

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December 1, 2013 at 19:34:26
Certain you don't have a dead hard-drive? What message (or error-code) do you get when you boot the machine. Attempting to install any OS on a dead drive would be fruitless...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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December 5, 2013 at 17:52:11
"Apparently dos does not exist on the fixed drive."

How do you know that? Does it give an message/error code?

I can supply a basic DOS 6.22 boot diskette with utilities that fits on a 720K diskette, depending on which drive that machine has.

First thing to do with it, though, is go into BIOS and check to see if the HDD is even recognized. If it is, then use the boot diskette (I can PM it later) and run Chkdsk and scandisk in that order. Chkdsk will do a basic check of the file system and if it can even be accessed; scandisk will do a full in-depth analysis, or at least to the limitations of 20 year-old programs.

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December 5, 2013 at 18:02:16
Winworldpc is worth a look, they have lots of backup software for abandonware


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May 17, 2014 at 09:59:01
As of right now I have versions back to MOS-DOS 3.31. If I find more in my collection in the future I'll add them:

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May 17, 2014 at 10:22:48
You can get dos 1.10 here:

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