Windows 95 won't start

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Andrew Murphy

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I tried to do a quick restore on my old Compaq Presario, using the cd that came with the computer, before giving it to my daughter (she's 6), but I cannot get it to come back up. Everything worked more or less fine before the restore. I hope someone in this forum will take pity on us and help. Here are some random facts:

I am running Windows 95.

I have always needed a start up floppy to start the computer.

The computer came with Win 95 installed already so I don't have a Windows 95 cd to use.

I CAN get Windows to come up in the safe mode, by hitting F8 at the appropriate time, etc., but CANNOT get it to come up normally.

I created a new start up disc from www.bootdisk.com, but then I can't get to my C:\ drive (invalid drive).

If I use my original start up disk, the one I have always used, I get a registry not found error (??-I think that's what it says- it goes so fast and then some kind of a VFAT error notice and the system stops).

I have a number of other things like SCSI cards and stuff on the computer but have not had problems before.

Any advice on where to start attacking this problem. I have read many, many, postings and tried to fix it to no avail.
 

Andrew Murphy

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Thanks for the quick reply. I'll explore that page and learn what all those things are and then let you know.
 
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Hi Andrew,

Adapted from:
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/wbarocx.htm

As a rule of thumb for a barometer, is that the pressure drops
about 1 inch of mercury for each 1,000 foot of altitude gain.
If you're using millibars, it would be about 1 millibar for
each 8 metres of altitude gain. This works pretty well for
elevations or altitudes of less than a two or three thousand
feet.

Also, aircraft use air pressure to indicate height on a gauge
called an altimeter.

Simply put:
We live under a sea of air. The pressure is greater at the
bottom. (@ 15 lbs/sq in)

John
 
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