NWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9 Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1012 times:
I found an OLD laptop down in my basement (first the face on the wall, then an old Atari, now an old laptop!:D) and I'm trying to figure out how to use it. It's gonna be trash, but my dad wanted to see if I could try to operate it.
Anyway, when I turn it on, it goes straight to MS-DOS, when I KNOW that Windows 3.1 is installed on it, but I don't know how to get it there. Anyone able to help?
BTW, the laptop is a Toshiba Satellite T1910CS for all you computer geeks out there
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Thecoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1005 times:
I used to have the same laptop ha ha. I can't remember that far back, but if you ask someone who's super good with diagnostics...like your local computer repair store, they may be able to give you an answer over the phone.
Stick it on ebay. You never know what people will buy.
AM744 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 1790 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 983 times:
LOL. There was a joke around the net years ago(1995) about a kid who was mislead by the c:> prompt he came across when using an old computer and his grandpa got him out of trouble. I think the day has come... Don't take me wrong guys I just found this peculiar. Good night.
CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6075 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 829 times:
Let's not forget the oh-so-wonderful printers that were common at the time. Who needs a laser printer to print a 50-page report, when you can have a printer that takes the same amount of time to produce around half a page
ScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 804 times:
Can I have the laptop?!? I still support an old system written on Win 3.1 and VB 3, but had to leave my laptop behind when my prior company shut down. I am just hoping not to have to make any changes to the code since I do not have the O/S!
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7814 posts, RR: 16
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 782 times:
The best, or worst part, of Win 3.1 and DOS combo is the old memory management system. 640K base memory max, and whatever else was extended memory. Some programs, mostly games demanded a lot of that 640k base, and if you didn't have your system set up right games would not work. And it didn't matter if you had 16 mb of memory in your computer.
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