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Windows 95

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Tony Pitkin, Apr 17, 2004.

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  1. Tony Pitkin

    Tony Pitkin Thread Starter

    Apr 17, 2004
    I have a second computer that I had completely cleaned up. I want to reinstall Windows 95 but I cannot get the CD drive to recoginise the disc.
    I have followed the support in the Windows 95 handbook by installing MSCDEX.EXE and inserting the correct commands into the respective files.

    When I turn on my machine it reads:


    What am I doing wrong?
  2. LooneyTunes


    Apr 12, 2000

    So you've formatted your drive and cannot get the drive to show at all, right?

    Check your BIOS first and make sure it can detect it there. Depending on your BIOS, and it's age, you may need to set the CD drive.
    If it does detect the drive Ok, make sure you are using a startup disk that has CD support whilst starting the machine up.

    If it doesn't, try and find a friend who has win98 and ask them to make you a floppy startup disk. (Control panel> add/remove programs> create startup disk)

    Hope that helps.
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    A Windows 98/98SE startup disk contains generic CDROM drivers which may or may not work with the CDROM drive in that computer. It would have been good if you had saved a copy of the CDROM driver file before you formatted the hard drive. Good luck with your endeavor.
  4. A Hawk

    A Hawk

    Feb 11, 2003
    You can go here http://www.cybertechhelp.com/ and d/load the ultimate boot disk creator to your desktop then double click on the icon with a clean floppy in a: drive and you'll create a 98 boot disk with cdrom support. Don't d/load straight to a floppy it won't work. :)
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