fdisked hard drive, disks for msdos 6.2 won't run

  grungie 17:06 22 Mar 2004

I am going to give my old pc to a friend, so I fdisked the drive to ensure all private data deleted. When I went to install dos 6.2 had message of system not known! what version of dos do I need and how can I purchase it?
All I want to do is to install windows 95 along with relevant drivers for cd drives etc.

  Diodorus Siculus 17:23 22 Mar 2004

Have you formatted the hard disk? Use a Win98 boot disk from, for example, click here and then try to install DOS - it should go on. If not, can you post back the exact error message.

  Diodorus Siculus 17:29 22 Mar 2004

By the way, if you boot with the win98 bootdisk recommended above, you should be able to install Win95 without first putting on DOS.

  The BB 17:55 22 Mar 2004

Daft point, but I assume you've set the active partion up after FDISKing and you should then be able to boot from your floppy (provided the BIOS has that as an early boot device - which it should have if you've FDISKed from floppy) and format and install.

Installing DOS 6.2 from floppy requires a SYS C: and then just copy the files over ....

  grungie 15:32 28 Mar 2004

thanks for all the response, I managed to sorted it myself by luck. The dos 6.2 disks I had did have the full version on it as fullsetup.exe. So all been done.

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