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Windows 95

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by coote223, Jan 7, 2003.

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  1. coote223

    coote223 Thread Starter

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    Hello everyone, I just joined and hope that someone can help me. I am trying to reinstall Win 95 on a old PC all go's well untill the PC reachs C:\> I don't no the command to type. This is what the screen looks like.
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    Diskette Drive A : 1.44M, 3.5 in. Display Type : EGA/VGA
    Diskette Drive B : None Serial Port(s) : 3F8 2F8
    Pri. Master Disk : LBA ,Mode 4, 2541MB Parallel Port(s):3F8 2F8
    Pri. Slave Disk : None EDO DRAM : OnBoard
    Sec.Master Disk : CDROM,Mode 4 SDRAM : None
    Sec.Slave Disk : None L2 Cache Type :pipelined Burst
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    PCI device listing.....
    Bus No. Device No. Func No. Vendor ID Device ID Device Class IRQ
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    0 7 1 8086 7111 IDE Controller 14
    0 7 2 8086 7112 Serial Bus Controller 11

    Verifying DMI Pool Data.......
    Starting MS- DOS ...

    HIMEM is testing extended memory...done.

    C:\>C;\DOS\SMARTDRV.EXE /X
    C:\>
    Can someone please help?
    Many thanks, Coote
     
  2. kilowatt1

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    Hello Coote, Welcome to TSG.

    I assume that this is a clean re-install, meaning that you reformatted the drive, so:

    At the C:\> prompt type D: and press enter. (Assuming that D is your CDRom drive.)

    Insert the Windows 95 CD in the CDRom drive.

    At the D:\> prompt, type setup and press enter.

    Good luck.

    Kilowatt
     
  3. Bob Cerelli

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    If you have the hard drive space, I would recommend copying the source files to a directory there first. Then install from the hard drive.

    The advantage is that whenever Windows needs to find a driver, it will simply get it from the hard drive. You don't need to go fishing out your CD ROM.
     
  4. coote223

    coote223 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your help, but unfortunately i'm still having trouble. Trying to re-install win 95.
    At the C:\> prompt i type D: and press enter. I get the massage ( Invalid drive specification )
    I don't no if i have a clean re-install? Should i un-install win 95 and start over. If so can someone please run me through the un-install and re-install.
    I have the win 95 CDR and MS DOS 6.2 Disk 1, 2, and 3.
    Will someone be willing to help.
    Thanks Coote
     
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