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I recently purchased a 7 GIG Maxtor EIDE hard drive, but Win 95 will not install.  I used Win 95 boot disk to partition  and to format. Scandisk reports no errors.  The message  "copying files needed for setup"  comes on, but  It then returns to DOS promp without copying any files.

I have Pentium 100 with Biostar 8500TUC motherboard and Amibios.

Please help!!!
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jordia...

Since it's a formatted drive I omitted the first part which suggest that you have an anti-virus program running or resident in memory.

Setup Hangs

Some computers include an anti-virus feature that prevents programs from writing to the boot sector of the hard disk. Such features may be set in your computer's CMOS settings. If anti-virus protection is running, Setup cannot finish the installation

Would you please check in your BIOS if such feature is enabled??

If it's not enabled, please post more details about:

1) How did you create your startup disk?
2) Are you using the same version of windows that of the startup disk?
3) Do you have any config.sys and autoexec.bat? please post them

Waiting for your update.
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Thank you for the response, but it does not solve the problem.  Antivirus is already disabled on my bios.
I am using Win 95B setup boot disk from Microsoft.  I added DOS drivers for my SCSI CD-ROM drive, as well as autoexec.bat and config.sys.
  autoexec.bat:  CORELCDX.COM  /D:MSCD001
                 @ECHO OFF
                 PROMPT $p$g
  config.sys:    files=20
                 buffers=30
                 DEVICE=a:\HIMEM.SYS
                 device=a:\EMM386.EXE NOEMS
                 DOS=HIGH,UMB
                 device=a:\pel1600.sys
                 DEVICEHIGH=a:\UNI_ASP.SYS
                 DEVICEHIGH=a:\CUNI_ASP.SYS
             
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Jordia...

Since your CD-Rom is SCSI I don't believe that you need any drivers in autoexec.bat or config.sys.

I would support my statement with the following abstract from Corel Site:
"CorelSCSI does not support Windows 95 and the CorelSCSI drivers should be removed as follows.

 Make a backup of your CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files, then edit the CONFIG.SYS and remove the device line for UNI_ASP.SYS and CUNI_ASP.SYS. Next, edit the AUTOEXEC.BAT and remove CORELCDX.COM."

At that stage all what I would do is to create just a config.sys with the following two lines:

device=a:\himem.sys
last drive=z

Now insert your windows CD and run the setup.
Keep me posted
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You are correct that I don't need the drivers to run my CD under Win95.  I, however, need them to access the instal CD under DOs before I install Win 95.  I even got out my old Mitsumi CD drive and used the config.sys that you suggested, but still no luck!

Thanks for your continued help.

Joe
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How silly of me, yes indeed you need them, I must have been tired.
O.K. Joe,
1) What brand is your SCSI Card?? Adaptec?? model??

In the meantime cut and pate these startup files and try them:

Autoexec.bat:
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CORELCDX.COM /D:MSCD001

Config.sys:
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DEVICE=A:\HIMEM.SYS
DEVICE=A:\UNI_ASP.SYS
DEVICE=A:\CUNI_ASP.SYS

** Now I don't know if this line would make a diference device=a:\pel1600.sys, but you CAN'T access your CD-ROM because I omited it just add it to your config.sys

Try to reinstall, and post your results, along with your controller make.
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