Try creating a starup disk

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My preschool recieved some used IBM 340 P.C. i've reviewed some of your commment on this problem but have had no luck. The problem I'm having is an Error messages stating "Non-system disk or disk error replace and strike any key when ready there is no disk in the (A) drive and we did not recieve and disk with these computers. is there anything we can do other than trash these computer please help pulling our hair out thank you

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This question was answered on October 2, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Hi,

Problem: it sound like you aren't getting the necessary boot files needed to boot up your computer.You might be missing the Lo.sys and Ms DoS.sys files I would suggest creating a MS-Dos startup disk This should at least get your computer up and running Then after this, you can try reloading the windows 95 OS or load windows 98 OS on the computers.PLEASE DON'T TRASH YOUR COMPUTERS!!!Here are the steps needed to create a start-up disk in Ms-dos:

1.insert your floppy disk into a computer.

2.open my computer, and then click the Floppy disk drive to

select it.

3 On the file menu,point to the name of the floppy drive and

then click format.

4 under format options, click create an MS-Dos startup disk.

This should load the Lo.sys,Ms-dos.sys and command.com.

5 click start

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Posted by Dan of Mesa Community College on October 2, 2002