Re: Old Computer Help Needed
You guys make me laugh! The computers back then only had DOS [Disk Operating System], so the 5½ floppy was for boot-up, just like Windows Me has a boot-up diskette in case something goes wrong. Note, back then most systems had two 5½" floppies, and some with up to 40 Meg hard disks and a tremendous amount of RAM (128k)! Windows didn't exist then, and I bet your father paid over 4 or 5 grand for that computer! unbelievable but true.
To solve the problem with the boot-up floppies means that they wear out, so I imagine the best way to solve the problem would be to insert a 3¼" floppy and copy the 5½" content on the 3¼" diskette. May not seem worth while for us, but for a person who's system works and speed is not a concern, why not continue with what he has.
Asus P4P800 SE
Intel P4 3.2 Gig 1024 Meg PC3200 cas latency 2.5
RAID 0 2-36.7 Gig SATA WD 10,000 RPM
200 Gig WD ATI ALL-IN-WONDER 9600XT
6500 Kb bandwith Internet Connection