booting disc Windows 3.11

January 4, 2013 at 19:41:05
Specs: Windows 3.11
I have an old PC with Windows 3.11 with many notes of my work. This PC won't start unless I insert a Floppy disc for "Windows 3.11 boot disc".

Is there anyway assistance can be privided to get this old PC up and running.

Many thanks. Jan Anthonisz.

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January 4, 2013 at 20:01:49
First, never include your e-mail address in a post (we don't communicate via e-mail and it only attracts spam in your inbox). I've removed it for the risk of spam.

Second, Windows 3.1/3.11/WfWG all do not have boot disks. All versions of Windows prior to Win95 had to have some type of underlying Disk Operating System (DOS, preferably MS-DOS) to be installed prior to installing Windows 3.1. What you're likely experiencing is some problem with DOS trying to boot. Likely cause with an older machine is a dead CMOS/BIOS battery, which has rendered the settings in the BIOS useless (specifically, the hard-drive geometry). If so, you'll first need to replace the battery, then determine the correct settings for the hard-drive in whatever type of BIOS the machine contains. More information on the hardware itself would be needed before we could help further.

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