Safe mode after install
Posted on 1997-02-26
I'm having a problem installing the upgrade for Win95.
I have Win3.1 installed and after installing the upgrade, Win95 comes up in SAFE mode.
The device mgr does not show any problems, except that some drivers in config.sys were being loade in real dos mode.
I renamed the autoexec.bat and config.sys files and restarted. It came up in SAFE mode.
I reformatted the C: drive, installed Win3.1, installed Win95 upgrade, it came up in SAFE mode. The install never fully completed, because under the start/programs menu
the only item listed is 'start-up'. And the folders are listed with the short dos names;
ie. 'program files' displays in the explorer as progra~1.
I spent 10 hours installing/uninstalling/cussing. If anyone has had similar problems or knows what I might do to resolve this problem, please advise me.
Oh, the machine is a pentium, with 24Mg Ram.