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    Reinstall question

    This is going to sound foolish but I decided to wipe a new lap top( new to me) and reinstall. Everything went fine (with a little help from ms mittens) now when I try to install ms2000 it tells me that I can't do this from a dos prompt I've used this disk before so I know it works. The lap top is a tecra 8000, toshiba. It had 2000 on it previosly so I don't know am i just having a brain lock or what.

    Thanks for any reply.

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    If you are speaking about Windows 2000 you might need to create a set of four boot disks to get your install going. (Because you dont have a bootable cd or you dont have a bootable cd-rom drive) Here are some instructions on how to create a Win2k boot disk. http://www.computerhope.com/boot.htm#07
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    check in your bios when the computer first boots, on my toshiba, i hit esc a few times then it tells me to hit f1 to go to setup options. Check your boot order, if you can put CD-rom first, then it should boot from the cd rom. If not, you will have to create boot disks as suggested before.
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    thanks for the help hopfully this will work for me

    later

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    One other thing to note is that there should be two installers. One is the windows-based installer that autoruns when you insert the CD. The other is the dos-based installer that you run when you want to load the OS from DOS. Make sure you are trying to run the correct one. Good luck!
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