kb5zue

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  1. If I remember, msdos dealt with a "master boot record", or MBR. I'm also thinking that msdos that long ago will not recognize a 2gig partition but I could be wrong, just not sure. And there was no FAT32 either, just FAT16. I remember having to do a "low level format", but can't remember if that was before or after running "FDISK". Didn't FDISK partition the drive, then run the low level format and then run a regular format so that you could use the drive. Hard drives always started out as Drive C: because both the A and B drive letters were reserved for floppies. None of this probably helped at all, sorry, just been a L - O - N - G time ago. Wouldn't it be easier to open a DOS box/window from within Windows? Don't think that would work either though. Tried that few years back with some old games that I had stored in the garage and they just crapped out and didn't do anything. Good Luck on trying to get this to work. And thanks for the brain exercise, been quite a while since working with ms-dos.
  2. Wow, brings back memories of my TRS-80, Model 1, Level 2. Yea, the one with the 8 inch floppy disk. UGH........ Or was it the Commodore 128? Anyway, good luck with your problems there. Just too far back for me to remember the details. Sorry.
  3. Just out of curiosity, why would you want to use MSDos after all these years?
  4. Thanks to all that reply, really appreciate the response. I was (finally), able to get into the BIOS and turn off the cpu fan monitor so I am able to use my machine again. I am extremely hesitant to make this "CPU Fan Bypass" a permanent fix so I am still pondering the possibility of mobo replacement. Once again, thanks for the response.
  5. Thanks for the response, I tried to that route but with out the fan plugged into the header the pooter won't allow the machine to stay on long enough to get into the BIOS. Don't know if that is standard operating procedures of if I'm just lucky that way. Tried to go straight into BIOS but the machine will only stay on for 5 seconds (guessing with that, didn't actually time it of course). Just not long enough to get into the BIOS but will give it a shot again in the morning when daylight comes and after I have gotten some sleep. I'm in California.
  6. I have been using an ASUS M5A97 LE R2 for the past five years without any problems at all until now. The CPU fan header died and obviously because of its age it is not worth trying to get Asus to try and fix it. I have been looking at a good replacement board and have come across the Asus TUF Sabertooth 990FX R3.0. Currently using the following: AMD FX-8370 Black Arctic Freezer 7 Pro air cooler (plan to upgrade to h20 cooling as soon as I can afford it) 32Gigs Corsair Vengence Pro Series (4 x 8) Samsung 850 Evo Pro SSD Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X graphics card Anyone else using a combination of, or, something similar to this with the Asus Sabertooth 990FX R3 mobo? Yes, I do plan on upgrading the fan cooler to a water cooler but first I have to get it running again. I also plan on upgrading the video but there are other things that take priorty, I have a 17 year old graduating from high school so my designated play money got side tracked for things like renting his suit/tux, etc... So, if anyone has tried a setup similar to what I have described here, I would like to see their input on this setup. Thanks in advance. Dan/kb5zue https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/TUF-SABERTOOTH-990FX-R3-0/