Old laptop problems
So I have a very old laptop, a Patriot 800, according to the label on the bottom. It ran Windows 95 up until several years ago, when I started getting a "missing operating system" prompt after the bios loaded. No big deal right? Installing an operating system is no work at all? Well after trying to install countless operating systems on it, I came to the conclusion that it cannot boot from CD. Ok, I can slot in the floppy drive. On and off I have worked on this for year, and it has not gotten nowhere. When I boot it now, it just says
PheonixBIOS Version 4.04 1.14
Copyright 1985-1995 Pheonix Technologies Ltd., All Rights Reserved.
The underscore is blinking. It used to pass this and go on to give me the prompt to press f5 or something. Now it is stuck here. What does this mean, and what can I do about it?