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reinstalling win95

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by johnkr, Jan 23, 2002.

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  1. johnkr

    johnkr Thread Starter

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    On my compaq armada 1120t, the previous owner upgraded to windows 98. This rendered the battery supply usless as 98 does not have the correct drivers to run the internal power supply. ? So, I formatted the hard drive only to late to realize that the CD rom did not work in dos. When I run the 95 su disk that contains a generic cd driver, it cannot locate the CD ROM.

    I have a hunch that my problem has something to do with the fact that the cd-rom connects through a pcmcia socket. I tried to add a command in the config.sys file that starts the drivers for the pcmcia socket. The drivers are present on the su disk, but the startup halts when trying to run the command.

    Is this really my problem? How do I run the pcmcia drivers in dos? Am I S.O.L.?????
     
  2. Shadow2531

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    Well win98 should have worked with the internal power supply and battery, but oh well.

    If you can list the Manufacture and model of the CD drive, then someone may be able to find the proper settings and drivers.

    Also entering the bios and setting the cd-rom to be bootable (if that option is available) and using a win95/98 cd to boot the computer would work.
     
  3. johnkr

    johnkr Thread Starter

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    Can't seem to get into Bios setup. any hints?
     
  4. Shadow2531

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    when the puter starts up try one of these


    del

    f1, f12, f10 or other f keys

    ctrl-esc

    ctrl-alt-esc

    spacebar

    tab

    one of those should work
     
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