Although Hyper-V does not support MS-DOS officially, it does still boot and run OK. If you want to run mTCP or a similar network stack in MS-DOS, you need suitable drivers to enable the card.

Initial Configuration

I configured a standard Hyper-V Generation 1 machine, and used the Virtual PC VHD...

Since picking up the Amstrad 1640, I've wanted an easy way to transfer data to and from the machine. While I'm waiting for an XT-IDE to arrive, I only have a Gotek floppy emulator. However, because of the restrictions of the BIOS of the machine, only 720k images are supported on the Gotek - no large...

My girlfriend has for many years been a keen baker of all things sweet and savoury. Working exclusively with sourdough, it has been sometimes difficult to ensure that exact temperatures are maintained through the fermentation and proofing stages. After a few disappointments where the dough failed to...

When typing on an English International keyboard mapped for the UK, there are a few symbols that are difficult to find and type, because the markings on the keys do not match the symbols produced. This is especially frustrating on the command line, where you need # | ~ frequently, and can't tolerate...

As part of my repair series on the Europlus, the next step I'm taking to investigate the "screen full of question marks" is to ensure the ROMs are working, valid chips.

As before, I decided to use my TL866II to dump the ROMs, with suitable mapping of pins between the ROMs, and a similar ROM that t...

The Apple II Europlus uses 4116 type RAM ICs.

On my board, there were about 4 different manufacturers and speeds - obviously some have failed in the past and have been replaced. Without a booting machine however, how can I test that the RAM is working OK?

Thankfully, a circuit for testing 4164 I...