laptop dos shutdown command

  EmptyJay 13:22 21 Nov 04

Have just wiped the hard drive on an old laptop having booted from floppy supplied to wipe the drive. Left in dos now with "Unknown media drive C" "Abort, Retry, Fail ? " Typing A, R or F or anything else does nothing except insert the line again. How do I shut the laptop down without just unplugging the power and letting the battery run out? Thanks

  menorcarob2 13:56 21 Nov 04

try control alt delete, or type format c:

  woodchip 14:06 21 Nov 04

Hold the button down and it will shut down. NOT just press

  EmptyJay 14:14 21 Nov 04

Hi. control alt delete takes me away from that thanks, but won't shut it down (even when holding down. It momentarily seems to power down, then 2 lines of text keep re-appearing "Toshiba Video BIOS V2.80 etc..".

  menorcarob2 14:30 21 Nov 04

try turning it over and removing the battery

  woodchip 20:12 21 Nov 04

It should stop just by holding the Start Button down

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