I have a 8 year old computerised (not a pc driven) work machine, which has and is still giving me stirling service. The floppy disc backup is a killer.
Neither Windows or msdos will opperate with this disc format, so I have been using a dos program on my old 486 for backup, this is the only reason I keep the 486. This program will not run with Windows ME. The 486 monitor is on its last legs, where do I go?
Why does a dos based program that works with Widows 3.11 msdos 6.2, not work with ME, and can it be made to do so?
Or is there a disc copy system available that does a straight (non formated disc) copy?
You could try making a small, separate partition on your hard disk and loading a version of MS DOS, which supports your disk copying, on it. Using a boot manager you should be able to choose to boot to this MS DOS partition or your normal Windows partition, at will, at boot up.
I believe that Partition Magic provides these features.
I have tried WinImage, it does not work on this format. I would contact them but they don't give a contact.
I like the idea of loading up in dos, it's the way my 486 loads with autoexec loading Windows. I feel I have enough years and knowledge with computers to be at that dangerouse stage. When I update I might experiment with this one, the gamble of this one going down is to big. If or when it does, it is a new computer imediatly, it is more than a hobby, an essential work tool.
My 486 is colour, so it looks as if a new monitor is the way I am going.
Thank you for your advice, it is appreciated.
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