1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Reinstalling Windows 95

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by herby1111, Jan 17, 2002.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. herby1111

    herby1111 Thread Starter

    Jan 13, 2002
    I would like to start from scratch on my laptop. What is the best way for me to erase everything on my hard drive?
    The problem is I only have a windows 95 cd but I have no cd-rom.
    Would I be able to connect to my desk top which has a cdrom using direct direct cable connection? The only cable I have is a cable i use to connect my exterenal modem to my computer . Would I beable to use that one? My laptop only starts in safe mode. I have tried everything I just want to start from scratch.
    I also tried to add direct cable connection to my laptop but of course it asked me for my windows 95 disk number 8. I do have it on my desktop . In connecting the two would my desktop be the only one that needs directcable connection? And can I use my desktop cd-rom to install windows 95 after they have been connected? If not how can I reinstall windows 95 on my laptop without having to look all around the globe for windows 95 floppy disks? I hope you can uderstand what I am asking you?
    Thanks A million for your help.
  2. Styxx

    Styxx Banned

    Sep 8, 2001
    Don't even consider a format unless you have the motherboard, sound and video drivers in hand ready for installation plus, if you have no CDROM you're dead in the water. No use talking about it!

    There is no such thing as sharing a CDROM through direct cable connections either!

    The only possibility you have to re-install Win95 is to get a External CDROM and learn how to use it; Install it on your laptop, then use it to - restart your computer with a Windows 98 Startup disk; Start with CDROM support; Insert a Win95 install CD in the drive; At the [A] prompt type, e:, and strike the Enter key; At the [E] prompt type, setup, and strike the Enter key. Follow the on-screen instructions to choose to replace missing or corrupted files.
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/65314

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice