Win95 won't boot following HD partitioning
Posted on 1997-06-03
I recently backed up my 1.6 GB WD Hard Drive and decided to re-partition it. I made sure to back up all of my files, including the hidden ones. Well after partitioning the hard-drive and then restoring all of the files, Windows 95 won't boot.
This is the scenario: The BIOS boots, then a screen pops up with a table showing me the specs of my system, and then, all I get is a cursor. NOrmally, it would say "Starting Windows 95" or something like that underneath this table. But all I get is a cursor.
I made myself a Win95 boot disk a while ago, but if I boot into Win95 using the boot disk, it won't recognize my CD-ROM drive, which means that I can't re-insall Win95 since my version is on CD-ROM.
I tried going into the \WINDOWS directory and typing "win", but it gives me the message that my "HIMEM.SYS" file is missing even though the file is clearly in the \Windows directory.
I think I've got two options:
1. Somehow trigger the right file so that Win95 will start ('cause all the Windows files are there).
2. Somehow access my CD-ROM drive so that I can re-install it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.