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[SOLVED] windows95 trouble

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by arr29, Feb 13, 2003.

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  1. arr29

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    I was recently given a computer. I don't know much about them at all so I am in need of some help. When I turn it on it says Starting Windows 95 then it goes to C:\>. I have tried typing in different things that I have found online but nothing seems to help. Like I said I know next to nothing about computers so if someone could help I would really appreciate it. Thanks.
     
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    Try
    cd windows
    win

    Hit the Enter key after each line.
     
  3. skylinedo

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    Sorr I dont have much experience w/ Win95. Anyways if it gives you a prompt: C:\> Try typing win and see if that werks
     
  4. arr29

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    I tried what each of you sent and it says bad command or file name.
     
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    At the c: prompt, type

    dir
    and press enter

    what do you see there?
    anything besides command.com?

    Is there a windows directory? Win95 directory?
     
  6. arr29

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    I tried typing cd windows and then win and it started running but then it said registry file missing and cache error. Then it said something about VFAT and System Halted. Now I am really lost. Any suggestions. Thanks for your help.
     
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    That is the exact message that I am getting so I guess this is where I should start. I am going to try these things today and let you know what happens. Thanks so much for all your help. I am starting to learn quite a bit now.
     
  9. arr29

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    I tried what was on the microsoft site and nothing helped. I am now back to the A: > prompt and have no idea where to go from here. I am very close to just giving up.
     
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    You tried everything in that article?
     
  11. arr29

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    I tried but now I am back to where I started, the A:> prompt. So I went to C:> and typed dir and all that is there is command com so now I am really lost.
     
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    Do you have a windows installation cd?
     
  13. arr29

    arr29 Thread Starter

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    yes I do have a windows cd. What should I do now?
     
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