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hi team not sure how to discribe this

ive had this compt given to me to try out

and it has

windows 3.1

it boots through dos but i cant get it to boot to 3.1

it hasent got the 3.1 disk

so does any one know the dos command

to boot to 3.1

havent seen one of these for years .

ide like to have a crack at it but i need your help

i think bearskin

has 3.1 expertise

any ideas

thanks

marty

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Gee, I remember those days.

Windows 3.1 ran llike a program and not an operating system,

The commands to start 3.1 were:

at the c:> prompt

cd windows (or change to whatever directory it was in)

win

most people at that time made a little batch file to start it if you didn't have a menu program that would do it for you.

I might have a set of disks for 3.1 around somewhere if you find that you have a corrupted file.

Jim

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hey thanks for posting

i can get the 3.1 screen then it goes back to dos

with the message

there was an error in the progman.ese

im not sure what this means

ive tried typing win at the prompt

but it revert backs to that message

what ever i type

i even tried typing

win / and i tried devery letter in the alpha bet

on one of them [i cant remember wich one]

it let me check the disk

and when it finished itm said it repaired 44 clusters

i think, it was going so fast i didnt get time to read it .

so im at a stale mate

i went to a site for 3.1 for help but it didnt give me what i wanted

i went to trade me on the net but there werent any 3.1 for sale

that is a local site just like ebay

is there any site i can go and install 3.1

to a cd

ide like to have a go at it

winxp

spoils my compt thinking it is so simple

but 3.1 and dos is a challenge

marty

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If jimras can't find his 3.1 floppies. I still have mine. PM me and well figure out a good way to get you a copy of them.

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progman.exe is the program manager that windows 3.1 used and if it has a problem then you would probably be able to delete the file and reinstall a new copy. You would have to do it from dos, from the c: prompt

cd windows

dir/w/p (this will allow you to page through the windows directory to make sure the file is there)

if it is there

del progman.exe

if you have the replacement copy on a floppy disk, then

copy A:\progman.exe

that should fix it. Someone with a copy should be able to send it to you as an attachment. I don't have any 3.1 disks any more

then reboot the computer

jsky you should be able to just send a copy of progman.exe as an attachment

It was a common problem that it got corrupted from what I remember

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Yes, that would be no problem to do. Just waiting to see if martymas has it going or needs it.

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Yes, that would be no problem to do. Just waiting to see if martymas has it going or needs it.

hi team no matter what i try i cant get it to boot to 3.1

it looks as tho i need a 3.1 disk

of as some of you have posted

that file that is giving the error messge

i not sure waht to do at this stage

would i be able to go on the net with my compt and down load that file

to a floppy or a cd

and transfer it to this 3.1

i will do as mac has posted and go and find that file

JSKY

yes i will probable need progman.exe

but im going to need the help of you all

as im a complete dunce at this

i appriciate your input

thanks to all

marty

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marty..let me know if you need the win 3.1 disks...they are downloadable off the net. I admire you for wanting to deal with win 3.1. I used win 3.1 to surf the net up until 1998. just a warning tho, brush up on your dos commands before you get into this. I would probably use it now but my satellite provider doesn't support win 3.1.

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at last ive installed win3.1

many long hours of swearing and huffing and puffing

and swearing i got it going at last

the reason im posting

is i have some people to thank

in particular

jsky and bearskin

and me of course

but with out every bodys input

i would have been up the creek.

the problem i have now is

i patted my self on the back and bloody near put my shoulder out of joint

but it is an early version of windows

and i must point out on a compt that has limited resources

i dont know how to find all the specs at this stage.

i aim to see if i can get it on dial up

it has files for that reason and i have a spare modem

so wish me luck all who posted

and ile get back as i progress

maybe some one else wants to try it

it is better than being a hacker.

marty

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Hi Marty

Glad to hear that you got it up and running.

I was wondering why you want to run such an old version of Windows in the first place? There isn't much security in that program and almost (as you've found out ) no support for it, either.

Just curious...........

Jim

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Hi Marty

Glad to hear that you got it up and running.

I was wondering why you want to run such an old version of Windows in the first place?  There isn't much security in that program and almost (as you've found out ) no support for it, either.

Just curious...........

Jim

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the compt dosent belong to me

it belongs to a lady who is a paraperlegic

from the waist down with limited resources

so i said i would have a go at getting it going.

but with out the help of those mentioned

i wouldnt have been able to do it.

and at first i said to her, make a door stop out of it

but it is going.and running

and she can tinkering around with it besides i figured it would be

good theropy for her

i rang her this morning and she is absolutely over the moon

so i dont understand why you Q

the need to get it going.

i didnt want to post the reasons.

but there is always some one who Q. the reasons for every thing

you would have done what i did for her.any one would have on this board.i know the people here

but the important thing is it is going .and ive had a play with it before

it goes back to her.

it dosent need to be on the internet for her.

and it will take weeks before she can get through

the tutorials

the version of windows dosent make one iota of difference to me i have win xp

but to her it will make no difference what version it is

hope your satisfied

marty

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Hi Marty

Glad to hear that you got it up and running.

I was wondering why you want to run such an old version of Windows in the first place?  There isn't much security in that program and almost (as you've found out ) no support for it, either.

Just curious...........

Jim

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oh but you're wrong..there is a lot of support if you know where to look...tech support and harware .

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Hi Marty

Glad to hear that you got it up and running.

I was wondering why you want to run such an old version of Windows in the first place?  There isn't much security in that program and almost (as you've found out ) no support for it, either.

Just curious...........

Jim

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

oh but you're wrong..there is a lot of support if you know where to look...tech support and harware .

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

yes i have those sites in my favourites

but my task is to teach, her. why was i born a

samaritan

bearskin i owe you one

HOW

marty

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good job Marty and for an excellent reason, glad it works

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good job Marty and for an excellent reason, glad it works

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

thanks all who posted .

it was a bit frustrating

and i needed to let off a bit of steam

so thanks all

marty

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"so i dont understand why you Q

the need to get it going.

i didnt want to post the reasons.

but there is always some one who Q. the reasons for every thing"

Marty, it's because we are all curious creatures and asking questions is how we all learn and ultimately help eachother. Thank you for answering and God Bless You for doing this for her!! You are a truly a Good Samaritan. And as far as therapy goes, computing is an excellent therapy for the mind and the body. Thank you for doing this for her.

Liz

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"so i dont understand why you Q

the need to get it going.

i didnt want to post the reasons.

but there is always some one who Q. the reasons for every thing"

Marty, it's because we are all curious creatures and asking questions is how we all learn and ultimately help eachother. Thank you for answering and God Bless You for doing this for her!!  You are a truly a Good Samaritan.  And as far as therapy goes, computing is an excellent therapy for the mind and the body.  Thank you for doing this for her.

Liz

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yes blim

it was very frustrating for me

and when i did it

i sort of blew off a bit of of steam, and i regret that now

because jimras was one of the posters

to offered to help

so i hope he posts in

but the young lady is absolutely

overjoyed

her parents brought her to my flat

and you should have seen the look on her face

apperently she also paints with the brush between her teeth

i havet seen the paintings yet

but im looking forward to seeing them

dont get me wrong

i regard painters as abunch of puffed up snobs

so i need to view them with an open mind

take care

marty

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Glad you have it up and running.

But I know you learned allot from the the work involved. And getting through 3.1 is one good start!!!

Nowadays people forget how 3.1 used to be, or never even seen it. It had it's simple parts, But Win 95 made all the hard parts usable, and simplified the rest.

And two thumbs up for helping out your friend!!! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

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Glad you have it up and running.

But I know you learned allot from the the work involved. And getting through 3.1 is one good start!!!

Nowadays people forget how 3.1 used to be, or never even seen it. It had it's simple parts, But Win 95 made all the hard parts usable, and simplified the rest.

And two thumbs up for helping out your friend!!! :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:

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thanks jsky i was a bit frustated

and blew a bit of steam

i installed it once and the no 2 floppy had errors so i had to reformat it and reload the floppys

but the second time was good

sorry if i was a bit tarty to jimras who was one who responded

so im really sorry now

im in the process of seeing if can get it on the net.

it has an in board modem.and i havent tried them before

i have a spare modem card but cant find the slot fot it

but i aim to find out

it is hell of a cold here and im shivereing my c------k off

take care and thanks you are a great bunch of people

marty

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Hey, Marty.........

Don't worry about it. I have a thinck skin!!

Glad you got it running.

Jim

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