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Windows 95 not starting

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by JERNIKE, Dec 19, 2001.

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  1. JERNIKE

    JERNIKE Thread Starter

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    I have a Dell Latitude Notebook Computer with Windows 95. My computer doesn't load windows anymore. This is what the screen shows.

    Starting Windows 95...

    Type the name of the Command Interpeter (e.g., C:\WINDOWS\COMAND.COM)
    C>

    All help I will be grateful for. Please e-mail me at [email protected]. Thank you for your time.:confused:
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

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    Welcome to TSG. This message usually means that the drives partition information has been damaged. Usually there is no recovery except to Fdisk and format the drive.

    You can do this however to investigate further and possibly resolve it.

    Boot with a Win95 startup disk and at the a:\> prompt enter:

    fdisk /status

    does the partition information displayed there accurately reflect the installed drive? If it does, try entering:

    sys c:

    Hopefully you will get a "system files transfered" message. Remove the boot disk and ctrl-alt-del to reboot.
     
  3. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

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    Hi JERNIKE, welcome to TSG....

    It could be a boot sector virus as well......had you scanned for viruses recently?
     
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