Old MS-DOS program problem

October 13, 2011 at 12:49:56
Specs: Windows XP
I have Skills Bank, Inc. "Home Tutor Edition" from the early 90's. It's supposed to run on Apple IIe or MS-DOS. Have XP. Can't read the floppy (unable to read format) in MS-DOS. Tried in DOSBox also. Any ideas. I need detailed step by step since I'm not that great with computers. Thanks in advance.

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October 13, 2011 at 18:46:50
The disk may be bad after all this time. Is it a 5.25 or 3.5 disk?

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October 14, 2011 at 01:45:00
Try it on the oldest/slowest pc you can find.

If successful, check if there are any hidden files using CHKDSK or SCANDISK.

Then XCOPY to a modern floppy.

Make sure all directories (folders) and files have been copied.

These dual format floppies were a bit rare, but worked at the time. If 5.25" sometimes they had to be inserted 'the other way up'.

Please advise back on progress.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

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