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Widows 95 re-install

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by capthook, Dec 27, 2001.

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  1. capthook

    capthook Thread Starter

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    Help, I am trying to reload Windows 95 from floppy disks, everytime I get to disk #7 it can't copy the files and I have to hit "skip file" to continue. After I finish installing, the computer won't run windows and It tells me to reinstall windows
     
  2. Mosaic1

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    It sounds as though that particular Floppy Disk may no longer be good. Those Floppies must be very old by now.
     
  3. Mosaic1

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    You might try this. Scandisk to see if the FAT is still good on the floppy. Other than that, you might have to get an Install CD instead.
     
  4. john1

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    Hi capthook,

    I take it that you are installing 95 using floppies
    because the PC has no CD unit?

    I also take it that you have another machine because
    you have got on line.

    You could try the 'inbox repair tool' on the other machine,
    look in 'find' for Scanpst.exe

    See if it can 'fix' the floppy.
    The 'fix' is only a bodge to get it to run, if it
    works you will still have to attend to the files
    that get 'fixed' cos they wont be right, just
    readable. If it does run then you'll have to get some
    replacement files from somewhere to replace.

    I guess that the machine with no CD is a laptop?
    Or maybe just very old?

    If its a laptop it could be that the A drive isnt
    very good, does this floppy read OK on another machine?

    If so then you could de-compress and spread that one over two floppies, the floppy drives in laptops often
    seem to have trouble with the higher format disks.

    Best of luck, John
     
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