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486 machine that will not activate windows 6.0

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by jincarna, Sep 13, 2003.

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  1. jincarna

    jincarna Thread Starter

    Sep 13, 2003
    I have a 486 machine thay will not run windows 6.0 when I start it up. It says to insert a boot disk. I have your boot disk web page and I am lost. Take me by the hand and lead me thru your maze, PLEASE. Thank you so much
  2. Bryan


    Jul 3, 1999
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    Do you mean Windows 3.1?

    I won't be around later but someone else will be happy to help you but you need to give us some more background info on the PC. Was it working fine and then just started acting up? If so, was any software or hardware installed prior to the problem occuring. Any info on what has occurred will help.
  3. Styxx

    Styxx Banned

    Sep 8, 2001
    What Operating System (OS) version are you running? Win3.1, Win95, Win98 FE or SE, WinME? Win=Windows. There is no Windows 6. Are you referring to Internet Explorer web browser 6.0?

    If you have a Startup (boot) Disk for your OS version, insert it in the [A] (floppy) drive and restart your computer. At the A:\> ([A] prompt) type, sys c:, note the space between the s and c, and press the Enter key. Shortly you should see a message - 'System files transferred'. At that point you'd remove the floppy from the drive and restart the computer by holding down the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys simulataneously. Does your computer start up to Windows normally now?
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