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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by computercare, Jan 26, 2002.

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  1. computercare

    computercare Thread Starter

    Sep 27, 2001
    :confused: I recently had a Gateway 2000 Pentium II, with a 233 procerror, givin to me. The problem is the machine had WIN95 on it and the person tried to upgrade with WIN98. It won't load (I don't know why it won't load), so they removed it, and now WIN95 won't come up. When you turn the machine on it goes thur the post and WIN95 starts, then it goes to DOS. I tried to boot with a WIN95 boot disk and I get this message: "OS load in progress" "Disk I/O error replace disk and press any key". I want to fix the problem, however I don't know where to start? I was hoping to get some help here?:confused:
  2. deanas


    Dec 19, 2001
    Hi computercare:
    Try pressing the f8 key when booting win95 and if
    the screen comes up, boot in safe mode.
    Try another startup disk ( from a win 98 machine if
    When you at dos, try typing:
    dir /p
    do you get folders and files?
  3. ratchet


    Dec 15, 2001
    I would agree with deanas, but you can try both 95 & 98, download both here and give it a shot.
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