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    bios setup program for tandy 3000 nl

    does anyone know where to get bios setup program for tandy 3000 nl. I've lost my disk.

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    Moved from 10 year old thread to its own thread.

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    Welcome to VirtualDr dennisjquad

    Was able to locate a bunch of info but no UTILITY diskette. You might try calling Radio Shack and give then the following part number, (but I have my doubts that they still carry something so old, [lack of demand]).

    http://support.radioshack.com/suppor...oc21/21982.htm
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    250-4072       TANDY 3000 NL                         Faxback Doc. # 21982
    
    To order parts call 1-800-843-7422 or visit your local RadioShack store.
    
    Reference #             Cat.No.   Description                NP Part #
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
                                      UTILITY DISK ONLY          MU2504072
    http://support.radioshack.com/suppor.../doc1/1424.htm
    3000 NL
    (250-4072) Setup Faxback Doc. # 1424

    NOTE: This unit requires a seperate utility disk. DO NO USE DOS SETUP.

    NOTE: If the BIOS ROM version is 01.04.00, use Utilities Disk Version
    02.01.00.
    If the BIOS ROM version is 01.04.02 or greater, use Utilities Disk
    version 02.01.01

    NOTE: If these combination is not used, the Tandy 3000 NL will appear to
    work while still in the setup utilities. Once the unit has been
    rebooted, the system will appear to be dead. At this point, the
    unit will need to go to service for possible replacement of the
    CMOS chip.
    Tandy 3000NL Installation and Operation Manual. (ZIPped PDF file) (1,272,630 bytes)
    ftp://ftp.oldskool.org/pub/tvdog/tan...s/3knlinst.zip

    Tandy 3000 NL (250-4072)
    http://support.radioshack.com/support_computer/1420.htm

    3000 NL Motherboard Settings and Configuration
    http://stason.org/TULARC/pc/motherbo...6-3000-NL.html

    Note that this machine is really old ... as in w-a-y back in the good old MS-DOS 2.xx (1980's) days. It's a 10MHz 80286, Max. 8MB of RAM*, (with memory expansion board AX2504027), and came with a 3.5" floppy drive, (no hard drive or video card). System requirements for Windows 3.1 enhanced mode are:
    • Intel 80386 (or higher) processor
    • 2 MB or more of memory (640K conventional and 1024K extended)
    • 8 MB of of free disk space (10.5 MB is recommended)

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    Thanks for for reply. I've found where Old Tandy Computer programs are located.

    http://support.radioshack.com/setup.htm

    The Tandy setup bios program is there.

    Now all I need is SPEEDNL UTILITY which is on utility disk also.

    anyone with utility let me know.

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    I have the setup nl files also speednl files

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    I have speednl also

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    Do you still have your Tandy nl computer?

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    STeve my tandy 3000 nl will not load op system anymore whats wrong?

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    I installed brand new 3.5 drive with proper op and utility program but the computer says no Boot device available . It lights indicator light and spindle turns when ctrl alt del keys are pressed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simba6809 View Post
    I installed brand new 3.5 drive with proper op and utility program but the computer says no Boot device available . It lights indicator light and spindle turns when ctrl alt del keys are pressed
    Nope, won't work.

    Frpm the link I posted above: RadioShackCatalogs.com > 1986 > The Powerful New Tandy 3000
    ... The Tandy 3000 features ... a high-capacity 5-1/4" slim-line (half-height) floppy disk drive. For compatibility, this drive can read 1.2-megabyte and 360K formats for use with IBM PC diskettes.
    ...
    MS-DOS (3.1)/BASIC...

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    what do you mean nope won't work

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    Again: The Tandy 3000 (is so old it) will not recognize your 3-1/2 diskette drive. You need a 5-1/4" diskette drive capable of reading/writing 360K and 1.2M floppy diskettes.

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    You can't use a modern 3.5 drive in a computer that old, is what Doc is saying.
    a high-capacity 5-1/4" slim-line (half-height) floppy disk drive.
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