I just found an old hp vectra ls/12 from 1988.
It has been in the basement for years, and I assume it has not been touched for over 5 years. It was my dads. When I plugged it in, it started and had errors. My dad has apparently known about this but he could not fix it. I will start it again and read what happens.
I turn it on. "error: bad configuration information found in cmos!"
It makes beeping/humming noises that repeat. like da daaaa da daaaa for a while, then it stops and starts again. It is juts paused right now. I do escape
"error: incorrect video configuration - please run SETUP!"
I do escape. The screen is lit but blank. The ac is plugged in, I think the battery is dead. I have no idea what operating system it has. I have a blank floppy disk here. It has a 3 inch floppy drive.
___now, I found the following out. I wait for it to "start", and I do escape to get to this command prompt thing. I do "config". I get to "Hardware Setup/Configuration Program." The Date is 01/01/1988. After an hour, I turned it off, and it got reset from 00:50:00 to 00:00:00. In the "Hard disk drive" area, It is set at "not present" It gives me 50 choices of hard drives, and I don't know what to pick. If I choose the right one, will it let me boot to dos or whatever it has?
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