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My WIN95 was accidentally removed.  I have my WIN95 CD, but when I boot up in DOS, my system doesn't recognize the CD drive.  What do I need to do?

My AUTOEXEC.BAT file looks like this:
@echo off
rem - By Windows Setup - C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\MSCDEX.EXE  /D:OEMCD001
C:\ZIPTOOLS\GUEST.EXE

My AUTOEXEC.DOS file looks like this:
@echo off
MSCDEX.EXE  /D:OEMCD001

My CONFIG.SYS file looks like this:
device=C:\WINDOWS\himem.sys
device=vide-cdd.sys /d:oemcd001
BUFFERS=40

My CONFIG.DOS file looks like this:
device=himem.sys
buffers=20
files=20
device=vide-cdd.sys /d:oemcd001
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Question by:John2415
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You only have to :
1. copy config.dos config.sys
2. copy autoexec.dos autoexec.bat
Re-boot, then you can restore your previous DOS configurations.
( Or you can make a backup of config.sys & autoexec.bat )

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Quicker solution - delete "rem - by Windows Setup -" from autoexec.bat.  This way you still keep the other change/s that have been made after the creation of the autoexec.dos and config.dos.

Note:  I'm assuming that when you said "accidentally removed Win95" that you still have the "MSCDEX" file in c:\windows.  If not, change the path on autoexec.bat for the MSCDEX line to where that file is located (such as c:\dos or where the CD-ROM driver is located).
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