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Reformatted hard drive and Windows 95 CD

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by angiedj, Oct 2, 2003.

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  1. angiedj

    angiedj Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I have reformatted the hard drive on our old computer using the manufacturer's boot disk but the computer is not reading the Windows 95 CD. We changed the CD ROM last year to a rewritable one. Could it be that the computer hasn't got the information to read the Windows CD from the new CD ROM?

    Is there any way out of this? Suggestions gratefully received!
     
  2. Triple6

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    The windows 95 CD is not bootable. You need a bootdisk. www.bootdisk.com - you can make one from here.

    Once booted up with the floppy and CD-ROM support, type: D:\SETUP and press ENTER, where D: is the assigned drive letter of the CD-ROM Drive - might be E:/F:
     
  3. mobo

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    Get the bootdisk for 98 se as well and not 95.
     
  4. angiedj

    angiedj Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your replies. Will I be able to use a Windows 98 bootdisk with Windows 95 CD?
     
  5. angiedj

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    O.K. I have made the Windows 98SE boot disk and rebooted the machine. The message I have got after Verifying DMI Pool Data is

    Remove disks or other media
    Press any key to restart

    Pressing any key with the disk in brings up the same message. What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks!
     
  6. Squashman

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    How did you create the Bootdisk you downloaded from Bootdisk.com. Did you run the file and let it create a bootdisk or did you just copy the file to a floppy drive and assume it would make the computer boot.

    If the floppy is not bootable it will give you that error.
     
  7. mobo

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    Set the bios to boot from a first.
     
  8. angiedj

    angiedj Thread Starter

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    Thanks to all the help I have received, I have now managed to make a boot disk and reload Windows 95:)

    A huge thank-you to those who replied to my pleas!
     
  9. mobo

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    welcome
     
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