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After more than a decade I found my old lEpson ActionNote 500c aptop in the closet and turned it on... the following message appears:
"DRIVE NOT READY ERROR
Insert BOOT diskette in a:
Press any key when ready"
I don't recall but think it must have been pre Windows 95 and I do not have a BOOT diskette. It is a relic and I like to see what's in the hard drive. What can I do?
I am not sure if this will work. But worth a try.
download the link and create a boot disk (floppy)
Insert a blank floppy and run the exe file to create it.
You need to create this some computer having floppy drive.
Insert this disk into your laptop and boot using this disk.
You should be able to boot in dos prompt.
now, you could browse through the harddisk contents by accessing C: or D: or etc ....
I assume you know basic DOS commands :)
lemme know if it works .
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Note: The Microsoft Windows XP CD is a bootable CD and in many cases you should not need a bootable floppy diskette. Booting from the Windows XP CD will allow you to not only install/re-install Windows XP but will also allow you to troubleshoot it.
Create MS-DOS bootable diskette
When formatting a floppy diskette, users have the option of creating a MS-DOS startup disk, follow the below steps to do this.
1. Place diskette in the computer.
2. Open My Computer, right-click the A: drive and click Format.
3. In the Format window, check Create an MS-DOS startup disk.
4. Click Start
Create Windows XP Setup diskettes
Microsoft is beginning to phase out bootable floppy diskettes in favor of bootable CD discs and has not included a method of easily creating a bootable floppy diskette in Windows XP or from the CD. However, Microsoft has downloads available for users who still need to create bootable diskettes to install (not upgrade) Windows XP. These downloads can be found through KB310994.
hope this helps
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