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Reinstalling Windows 95

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

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  1. herby1111

    herby1111 Thread Starter

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    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

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    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.
     
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