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I built a computer.  How do I get the OSR2 win95 onto the hard drive.  I am able to  format and fdisk the c drive in fat32 but then do no more. I WAS in a circle trying to put dos6.22 onto it untill I realized it was incompatable with fat32. How do I make a floppy that will boot me to the Win95 CD ?  I NEED everything explained thoroughly.  Don't say "load the drivers" etc.  I NEED to really be told HOW.  Thank you.
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stratari earned 200 total points
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This Answer presumes that you have access to a computer with Win95 installed. Go to that computer and do the following.
1. Open Control Panel
2. Double click on 'Add-Remove programs'
3. Click on third Tab named 'Make Boot Disk'
4. Insert a formated disk in drive A and click 'Create'. This will create a bootable system disk with DOS 7.0 (the native W95 DOS)
5. Open a DOS Window and use the 'copy' command to copy your CD-ROM driver (something like TOSHV212.SYS for Toshiba ATAPI) on your diskette
6. Open Notepad and load 'Autoexec.bat' from the diskette.
   Add the line:
   LH A:\MSCDEX.EXE /D:MSCD000 /L:E
   (assuming MSCDEX.EXE is in the root directory and E: is your CD-ROM drive)
7. Save Autoexec.bat in the diskette.
8. Load 'Config.sys' from the diskette.
9. Add the line:
   DEVICE=A:\Driver.SYS /D:MSCD000 /N:1
   (where 'driver.sys' is your CD-ROM driver. Check your CD-ROM's DOS installation disk for that and copy the driver to diskette)
10. Save 'Config.sys' in the diskette.
11. To prevent W95 setup from asking Win3.1 disks select 'File/New' on Notepad and type:
    [Setup]
    ccp=0
12. Save as 'Batch.txt' on the diskette.
13. Perform a 'scandisk' on the diskette
14. On your computer, boot with this diskette on drive A:
15. Change to CD-ROM (E: <Enter>) to make sure that everything it's OK. If not, check again the bat and sys files you created.

Check your CD-ROM's setup disk for the correct Autoexec. and Config entries.
If this won't work for you, please feel free to reject my answer so someone else can answer it.

stratari
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Item #5  I have no dos prompt access through any icons that I can see.  Do I use the Run..command line? If so run... what?

Item #6  I have no Autoexec.bat on the newly made floppy.  18 files. config yes.  Autoexec No.  This machine is Micronics Twister (430tx)  6.4 Ulta dma,233mmx 64MBSDRAM.  And appears to have no Autoexec.bat. (I bought the parts and had a shop get it going).  Should I create the file on the floppy?

 The machine I want to run has a different set of hardware.  Shouldn't I copy the cd-rom driver from the diskette that came with the drive?

Don't stop now I think you are doing an excellant job save these small points that I don't understand.

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by:stratari
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#5. The Dos Box opens with item "Dosprmpt" found in your Windows drswer, or by runing Command.com or by executing Dos Command Prompt from your Start menu.
#6. Build one your self on the floppy with only the CD-ROM entry. Nothing else is needed.
And, yes, you should copy the cd-rom driver from the diskette that came with the drive.

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Many thanks for the additional information.  (Please note this asside as well)  I had a word MacroVirus take out all of my startup icons from the start menu last week.  It removed start-up icons for everything that had to do with Microsoft on my system:Pub'97, MS OfficePro '97,MS Money '97, the Exploer icon.  This system was brand new last week (the one that I have been E-mailing/surfing with) and I was surfing with java etc. enabled and No virus tools. I expect that it also removed the dos prompt business because I cannot find it anywhere.  Would you offer help to restore that for me please?  Thank you for your kind attention.
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