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gordd
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After changing system boards and chips(dx33 to dx2-66), and formatting the hard drive. Then installing Dos, it tells me "Starting MS-Dos" but I get no command prompt. No problems with getting prompt when using a boot disk though.
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when u formatted the drive did u say, "format c: /s"??/ u need the /s to copy the system files that u will need on your computer..

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try this
at "a:" type sys a: c:
reboot

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If the other comments doesn't work try "fdisk /mbr". This will renew your master boot record.

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tried all suggestions. nothing works.

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find out the brand and model of the HDD and search from Net regarding its cylinder, head and sector information.  ensure all values recorded in CMOS setup is correct.

re-run FDISK and delete all existing partition.  re-create all partitions, reboot and format the drive with FORMAT C: /U /S.

cheers

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try this.... put computer on ground, cover well with petrol and light with match...

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good answer but the problem was a hardware conflict.
problem was solved by changing hard drives.
thanks for assistance.
i liked ashlaya's answer...almost did it.
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