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Windows 95 and BIOS

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G'day all..

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.
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At the C:> run scandisk
Delete the win 3.11 and reset the bios to default,
re install the win95, but do not load 3.11 first..
Win 3.11inserts a function into the bios that win 95 can not handle..

To reinstall, place the cd rom in the D:> drive (or cd rom drive)
and the first disk to win 3.1 (if you have one or use the win 3.11 if you must....win 95 only wants to see that you own a copy) and load win 95 by typing set up at the D:>

After the reload, or if you get it to work..get a copy of regclean at microsoft.com and run it too.

All bets are off if these machines were ACER, COMPAQ, or PACKARD BELLS..

If one or both was, let me know and I'll give you those instructions
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