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aa

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"free dos" message when booting
« on: November 27, 2004, 03:47:27 AM »
i have just bought a new computer(amd2600) and installed win2000pro. When i start the computer i get a message"free dos" and it stops there. if the win 2000 disk is in the cd drive it starts up fine. Also if i press f11 on startup and choose the hard drive it starts up fine. I hope this makes sense.Please help.

Raptor

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Re: "free dos" message when booting
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2004, 04:42:38 AM »
If the computer is new - return it and have the store or salesperson take a look at it.

merlin_2

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Re: "free dos" message when booting
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2004, 01:14:31 PM »
did you partition the hard drive on installing win2kpro..and is a brand new one...or second hand>?..the freedos is a program...
« Last Edit: November 27, 2004, 01:15:04 PM by merlin_2 »

aa

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Re: "free dos" message when booting
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2004, 01:32:01 PM »
yes i did partition the harddrive. The computer is new. Only 2 days old.

Computer_Commando

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Re: "free dos" message when booting
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2004, 01:41:01 PM »
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yes i did partition the harddrive. The computer is new. Only 2 days old.


...And...You put Freedos on the other partition?  What did you use to create the partition?
« Last Edit: November 27, 2004, 01:41:53 PM by Computer_Commando »

aa

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Re: "free dos" message when booting
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2004, 03:10:30 PM »
i didnt put freedos on at all. Maybe it was put on at the store. As you can guess i dont have a wealth of computer knowledge.

Raptor

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Re: "free dos" message when booting
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2004, 03:16:37 PM »
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i didnt put freedos on at all. Maybe it was put on at the store. As you can guess i dont have a wealth of computer knowledge.


If the computer is still under warranty, I suggest you return it before you violate the terms of warranty..

merlin_2

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Re: "free dos" message when booting
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2004, 03:37:22 PM »
 Any system thats new comes with an o/s on it...otherwise whats the point?...was this a custom build...and you have said i dont what the o/s on it i have my own...its strange that is would have freedos on it...
« Last Edit: November 27, 2004, 03:39:27 PM by merlin_2 »

aa

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Re: "free dos" message when booting
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2004, 03:55:33 PM »
I bought my pc from a retailer who sold me the pc without the op(its a small retailer and i think he does build is the pc for sale) as i had win2k already and i got the system $170Aus cheaper which being an 18yo female uni student is a lot of money to me. I got it home, installed win2k and everything was fine till i tried to start the pc up later on. Thats when it failed to load windows and stopped with the "freedos_".  However, as i said it will load windows if the windows cd is in the drive. As was explained to me earlier freedos is a program. I am ignorant of most things pc but do i have to remove freedos and if so how.

merlin_2

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Re: "free dos" message when booting
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2004, 05:38:06 PM »
search msofts site for the win2k installer.....or change the bios options..del key on boot..change the boot sequence to boot for cdrom ....win2k will ask you to format etc the  drive and it will ask you for the product key...the freedos is on the first partition you need to format it and partiton it...what happened to the old hard drive with win2k on it...
« Last Edit: November 28, 2004, 05:41:07 PM by merlin_2 »