October 22nd, 2004, 11:53 AM
windows 95 installation
hi, trying to reinstall win 95 on an old work laptop, been a long time since i've used dos commands. put start up disk in and says starting win 95, then it stops and displays A:\> , and i can't remember what to do next, any help would be appraciated.
October 22nd, 2004, 12:01 PM
1. Is a CDROM-Driver (eg Mitsumi) running?
Usually, the drivers map the CDROM to R:
/edit: I found an old win95 startdisk.
There are two files for the cdrom: mscdex.exe and cdrom.sys.
in config.sys, you should find: device = a:\cdrom.sys /D:CD001
in dosstart.bat, you should find: a:\MSCDEX.EXE /D:CD001 /L:R /M:12 /V
i can attach both files if you don't have them.
2. if so, type "R:"
3. type "setup.exe" (if I recall correctly)
or alternatively look for the executable via the "dir *.exe" command.
You can change the directory via "cd directory_name".
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October 22nd, 2004, 04:07 PM
Is this a win 95 setup disk?
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