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setting up win 95

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#1 parko


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Posted 08 July 2005 - 03:51 AM

I have an old computer which i thought might be handy to watch some vcd's, it used to run on windows 95, one day when i turned it on an error read
"invalid system disk, please replace disk and press any key"
- There are no disks or anything stuck in the floppy

I thought i may aswell try to reinstall windows 95 but im not sure how!!!
i entered the windows 95 cd into the drive but still nothing happens
i read stuff about a boot-disk but dont really get it !!
the computer is a pentium mmx - 186MHz
thats all i can tell you about it

any help would be handy

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#2 stidyup


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Posted 08 July 2005 - 06:08 AM

If you need a floppy disk with a CD driver go to my pages here and download Miniboot.zip and FloppyImage (which will put the miniboot image onto a floppy for you). You'll then be able to boot of the floppy which will then give you access to the CD-Rom enabling you to reinstall Windows.

However if your getting a no system disk error message, check your HDD cables and run a diagnostic test on the hdd as it may have failed, which means you'll have to get a new hdd for the PC (well second hand as a modern hdd is unlikely to work in such a old PC).

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Posted 08 July 2005 - 06:20 AM

Seems like your CMOS battery may have died. Replace that and go into the Bios and re-detect your hard drive.

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