Introduction (and plea for help)

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Introduction (and plea for help)

Postby mbw13 on Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:51 pm

Hi there

My name is Mike and I'm here mainly to seek assistance.

A good friend of mine has handed over his Sharp PC7000 for repairs which is in need of a MS-Dos 2.11 disk. Unfortunately I don't have access to a 5+1/4 floppy disk drive and haven't had for quite some time. Long story short, I'm hoping that somebody here may have access to a copy of the MS-Dos disk which I could purchase to help my friend out. That is though, assuming that's actually what I need? http://oldcomputers.net/sharp-pc7000.html

As for vintage computers, at this point in time I don't own one myself. In saying that, the company I work for relies upon a computer system from 1985 for the bulk of its work which is reliant on commands and keyboard only use - so I sought of use a classic computer system daily. :D
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Re: Introduction (and plea for help)

Postby tezza on Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:55 pm

Hello Mike and welcome to the forums.

Actually now that I see your problem in more detail I might be able to help you out. I do have a copy of MS-DOS 2.11 here as an image. I'll drag it out and see if I can get it onto a floppy disk.

If it works I'll drop you a note via email and arrange postage.
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Re: Introduction (and plea for help)

Postby mbw13 on Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:59 pm

tezza wrote:Hello Mike and welcome to the forums.

Actually now that I see your problem in more detail I might be able to help you out. I do have a copy of MS-DOS 2.11 here as an image. I'll drag it out and see if I can get it onto a floppy disk.

If it works I'll drop you a note via email and arrange postage.


Cheers for that Terry - I've flicked you an email. :wink:
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Re: Introduction (and plea for help)

Postby mbw13 on Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:31 pm

Disks arrived, safe and sound. Thanks Terry!

Inserted both disks, power up, SUCCESS! :D

Now to dig out my high school notes on creating directories, commands, line-by-line text files.... three guesses what I'm up to for the next long while.

The person who owns the computer and I are both primary school teachers. So no doubt this computer will end up being a useful teaching tool. Up until a year or two ago the most popular computers I had in my classroom were old Acorn machines from about 1993. The kids LOVED writing their stories on the old computers, using the calculator, dictionary and sometimes the occasional game. So easy and straightforward to use. The kids could not believe that the old Acorn machine was far faster (performance wise at least) than the brand new desktop machines across the room. :wink:
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