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Re-Install Win95b

Posted on 1997-03-02
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G'day,
I've been having registry problems so I've been attempting to reinstall w95 OSR2 with no luck.

If I use a boot up disk it goes to the DOS prompt and stops.

Also if I type setup at the command prompt at cdrom drive letter it does nothing I then removed startup disk and continued with normal startup which goes to command prompt only. I then type WIN and Win95 starts up and goes to desktop.

In win95 I click on setup program to RUN win95 setup and it runs okay but when it starts copying files to system it comes up with white box with error message shown below,

                  SUWIN

An error has occured in your program  

SUWIN caused a general protection fault
in module SETUPX.DLL at 0021:00000616.
Registers:
EAX=00000002 CS=133f EIP=00000616 EFLGS=00000202
EBX=0000c029 SS=0e0f ESP=0000a720 EBP=0000a72c
ECX=0000c027 DS=2a17 ESI=0000ae60 FS=0000
EDX=80a342ef ES=42ef EDI=00000000 GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
26 39 47 08 75 ca 0b c0 74 b3 50 8d 47 0c 06 50
Stack dump:
00000000 42efc029 0002000d 0e12a778 1e5e133f ae6042ef ae600e0f 00010000 4dd00000 14770000 00df012f c8a00000 a75ca75e a77c0000 133f01e7 00000000

Also machine only boots to DOS now and I type win to go to win95.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
              regards Ian Kendall
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If you don't have much in the way of data and programs, I suggest a 'clean kill' and re-install.

To do that:
1) get mscdex.exe from your autoexec.bat and re-configure for
AN "a" drive boot. Also get your cd-rom driver and re-configue your config.sys for booting and loading the A: drive. Make sure this is a bootable diskette. Test first (all portions) F8 will step you through a step by step so you can check.  When an A boot gets a CD (check!) add Fdisk.exe to your A diskette. Boot again, run fdisk, delete your partation with Fdisk. Re-run Fdisk, yes to using the new FAT32 (assuming your drive is bigger than 2gigs) It will take some time to check your drive. Format the drive with format C:/s  boot from A one more time and install win95b.

SUWIN errors usually come from some 32bit hard disk device driver. It collides with the Win95 32bit device driver.
Don't know where it is on your machine, so a clean kill should work.
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