Windows 95 and BIOS
Posted on 1997-03-08
Here's a question about CMOS, BIOS, and Win95...
I have a Pentium 75 that required a CMOS battery replacement. After replacing it, I used the default BIOS settings. Now, Win95 will not load. This machine *will* run Win 3.11 normally, but it will not load Win95 in other than safe mode.
And, there is another machine at the office, a 486DX/33, which was to be upgraded to Win95. When another SIMMS was added to bring it to 16 mbytes, it threw a bit of a fit over the memory, but reloading the default BIOS settings took care of that. The upgrade to Win95 appeared to go normally until starting Win95 for the first time, when it gave precisely the same problem as this P75. Different BIOS's...but both are older machines. It too will run Win 3.11 normally, which is what it is doing as we speak.
It doesn't take a genius to see that there might be some connection here....but I am having problems figuring it out. Can anyone offer suggestions? What is it in BIOS that will affect Win 95 like that?
Note that the P75 *was* running Win95 without difficulty before the battery replacement.
Suggestions greatly appreciated.