HELP! Funky error message

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meow

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My home PC was fine (I thought). I turn it on the other day and it says "Disk I/O error. The following file is missing or corrupted-Sample.sys- There is an error in your config.sys file on line 12. Device driver not found 'OEMCD001' No valid CD Rom device drivers selected. Invalid drive directory. Bad command or file name." ---What is all this? I tried rebooting, unplugging, etc. keep getting this same message! Please explain in plain English what do do as I am basically computer illiterate. Thanks for your help! It is Pentium II-266, Windows 95, BIOS version.
 

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In plain english, you're still using Win95 :( Temporarily uninstall your anti-virus in the Add/Remove Programs cxontrol panel and restart your computer then place a Win98 or WinME upgrade CD in the drive and upgrade to Win98 or WinME.

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Do a updated virus scan.

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Boot into Safe Mode - (tap F8 twice per second during a restart; Choose option number three (3) in the Windows Startup dialog box using the arrow keys below the Delete key, and strike the Enter key; Click Ok when prompted);

Right click My Computer; Point to Properties; Click the Device Manager tab; Click the plus sign beside CDROM; Highlight each device inside CDROM, each in turn, and click the Add/Remove button until no main CDROM entry is present.

Repeat with each device below that, Display Adapters etc. (see exceptions below), removing all duplicate entries inside a main heading. If duplicates are present, remove all those Duplicate Entries Only, inside a main heading.

Do Not bother Hard Disk Controllers, System Devices, and USB controllers.

Restart via the Start button and Windows will redetect, refresh and only replace those devices needed. There is no use for 2 keyboards, CDROM etc. as those duplicates cause some of the errors you describe.
 
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