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[SOLVED] starting from scratch win 95

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  1. turipa

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    A friend has given me her computer to try and do something with, there is no operating system on it at all, it used to run windows 95 but it has been completly deleted.
    How do i put windows 95 back on it.......
    i have boot discs for windows 95 and 98 and the cds

    I need help right from the start as Im just new at doing this sort of thing....

    thanks in advance
     
  2. brindle

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    I can't really be of any help here but do have a question. Has the HD been partitioned and formatted?
     
  3. turipa

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    yeah i think so i think i have done it correctly, but not knowing what i was doing i just guessed
     
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  5. brindle

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    Follow these steps to partition and format your HD.

    If you have a full install 98 CD, why not load that OS?
     
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    If drive needs to be formatted (not a bad idea to do). Start machine with Emergency Startup disk in A: (Run FDISK from A: if partitions need to be deleted or created). At A: prompt type Format (press enter key). After format, insert Win 98 FULL version not an UPGRADE version in CD drive. From A: prompt type D:(Press enter key) then type DIR at the D prompt (press enter key). See if a setup.exe file is found. If so, type Setup (press enter key). Win 98 will begin to load. Follow instructions on screen. If Setup.exe can't be found on drive D: try same procedure for E: then F: Doubt if it would be beyond F:
    Good Luck
     
  7. turipa

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    okay i started the computer with the win98 disc in a drive, and typed fdisk
    in the display information this is what it says

    partition c:1 status A Type pri dos mbytes 2441 system unknown usage 100%

    is that okay
     
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    okay while i was waiting i put in the cd and found the setup file on "drive e"
    now its saying
    please wait while setup intializes
    scanning system registry....
    wind

    under the w of "wind" there is a line and it is blinking is this okay
     
  9. brindle

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    not familiar with wind but sounds to me like your doing fine
     
  10. brindle

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    has setup started? Are you installing 98?
     
  11. turipa

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    yes 98 and no setup hasnt started yet
     
  12. brindle

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    turipa
    did you follow the directions in the link above?
    Unless my memory is as grey as my hair i'd say windows should of loaded my now.
    everything going okay?

    I have to go for the evening and want to make sure setup has started
     
  13. turipa

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    no it still hasnt started and yes i did visit that site

    seems to jam up maybe should try windows95?????
     
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    Are you sure you formatted it? It should have FAT32 instead of "system unknown" in the fdisk info.
     
  15. turipa

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    i dont know how to format the drive......
    i have tried but it only gets so far and says there is something wrong with the partitions
     
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