Re: [midatlanticretro] Toshiba T1200xe
- having both a T1000 and T1200 but not looking at them for a while this
is all from memory, The T1000 has a 720k FD, so a 1.4 formatted disk
wont work. Think the T1200 may be 720k also but not 100% on that. The HD
was probably formatted and may need to be formatted again with the
system option turned on, also remember that on a DOS only system if
their is no AUTOEXEC.BAT file on the system disk you will always get the
enter time and date prompt. You can just write a AUTOEXEC.BAT file that
has a "CLS" or "prompt $p$g" line in edlin( anyone remember that!) and
this will get rid of the questions on the time and date. I have a system
disk for one of those systems that has DOS 3.3, and DOS utilities on it
and can provide a copy if needed.
>>> "Garth" <EWRTSA@...> 7/15/2007 8:08 PM >>>I just aquired a T1200xe. Nice bright screen. And like new cosmetics.
Has start up trouble.
At boot up I see the following:
I hear the hard drive softly in the background and the c drive is on
for about 20 seconds or so. The drive A lights comes on for a few
Here is were the trouble spells out:
ERROR ENCOUNTERED INITIALIZING HARD DRIVE Ø
*** Error in CMOS. Bad Time Function ***
Check system. Then press any key ......
And when I do that:
Place system disk in drive.
Press any key when ready.
Well of course I do not have a system disk. But I am sure that is not
the whole problem. Or could it be?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am sure I need 3.xx DOS boot
disk at a minimum. If you have, please send to ewrtsa@.... Any
other help I made need is very welcome.
I will thank all for their time to reply