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PC problem running Windows 95

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by JimmyMac, Feb 12, 2005.

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  1. JimmyMac

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    I moved some files or programs into folders in drive C my hard drive. I didnt delete anything just wanted to get more organized is all. Everything worked fine intil I did a restart. Now I cant get windows to run and I am stuck on the black and white startup screen. After the memory test on the bottom of that screen it keeps saying : insert disk and hit any key to continue. Can I resolve this problem or do I have to take it to repair shop? Thanks, Jim. :confused:
     
  2. Maritimesea

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    Sounds like you moved some files you shouldna, Jim. What exactly did you move? Files like personal documents, pictures, whatever, are o.k. to move but if you moved anything from C\Program Files\ or C\Windows, then your in a pickle. So, what did you move?
     
  3. Hulk701

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    If you had a system restore function you could put all the files you moved back into the original place. Something like Norton GoBack would do this for you.

    At present, unless you remember what you moved and where the best thing to do now is to reinstall Windows.

    Over time you can figure out which files you moved and where by finding all the duplicate file you have. But that will take awhile.

    In the meantime, that's the best I can offer..

    sorry... :(
     
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    No SYSTEM RESTORE or SCANREG /RESTORE with Windows 95(just Windows 98/98SE and ME). (n)

    It sounds like you moved something crucial that you shouldn't have, and now Windows won't work. Have you tried restarting in "safe mode"? I fear you may have to reinstall Windows 95 over itself. :(
     
  5. rugrat

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    Just a thought, you may want to try booting with a boot floppy and at the command promt type "FDISK /MBR" without the quotes. If by chance the master boot record was corrupted and moving the files is not the problem, this will recreate the boot record.
     
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