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#1 hifijohn

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 01:55 PM

I got a classic windows 95 computer a few days  ago, strickly for nostalgia , it came from some auto repair place, the problem is when i boot it up i get windows 95 splash screen then it goes to some dos program.I can exit to dos but cant get win95 to run im assuming its running in the background, i have found a window(s).exe file at 54M which is the right size for windows95 but it doesnt do anything when i try to run it.its no big deal the computer is just for fun but it would be nice to get it going.



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 02:17 PM

Try renaming config.sys to config.bak and autoexec.bat to autoexec.bak and then reboot.  At a dos prompt type the following commands

rename C:\config.sys config.bak  <enter>
rename C:\autoexec.bat autoexec.bak  <enter>


#3 hifijohn

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 12:05 PM

 

Try renaming config.sys to config.bak and autoexec.bat to autoexec.bak and then reboot.  At a dos prompt type the following commands

rename C:\config.sys config.bak  <enter>
rename C:\autoexec.bat autoexec.bak  <enter>

tried it doesnt work, it says "starting windows  95 " then just sits there with the "c" prompt, thanks anyway


Edited by hifijohn, 08 December 2015 - 12:06 PM.


#4 JohnC_21

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 02:55 PM

If I can remember there may be something called startdos.bat or dosstart.bat. Do you have one of these on the root of C:? Are there any files with a .bat extension besides autoexec.bat on the root of C:?


Edited by JohnC_21, 08 December 2015 - 02:56 PM.


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Posted 12 December 2015 - 10:46 PM

The Windows install might just be corrupt.  Do you have Win95 installation media?  If so the process to reinstall is a little time consuming (if I remember correctly).  I believe you need to boot with MS-DOS disks (I believe 6.22 was the last version) and install DOS, then install CD-ROM drivers and then you can install Win95.

 

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 11:07 AM

I wouldn't bother with windows 95. I would go with a linux distro like xubuntu.

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 08:33 PM

I don't know. I use to to insert disc and install. I never had any problems with using it. I would try to run the disc and overwrite the existing installation. Don't know how many times I re-installed 95 so that it would clear up the OS. Any files and programs on it should stay intact.



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Posted 14 July 2016 - 08:40 PM

I cannot remember when the system.ini and win.ini kick in, however, maybe check for "dos calls" somewhere in there.  It's been so long ago, I just be as wrong as rain.


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Posted 17 July 2016 - 06:27 AM

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/150516






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