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I was going to reinstall Windows 95, and deleted all windows files without making a backup.  Now, can not locate the cd rom to reinstall.  (Also, when we used a floppy that was on the "down" computer, our virus scan says there is a Monkey B virus detected on the disk.)  IS THERE ANY HOPE?  I installed the driver for the cd rom, have 2 hard drives c and d, and it can't recognize it in drive d, but needs to recognize it in e!
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Do this on another machine if you've screwed yours too much:

Format a floppy with 'format a: /q /s'. Copy the following files to it: c:\windows\command\mscdex.exe
c:\windows\command\fdisk.exe
c:\windows\command\format.com
c:\windows\command\edit.com
c:\windows\himem.sys
c:\location_of_cdrom_driver\gscdrom.sys (or whatever the dos driver of your cdrom is)
c:\location_of_mouse_driver\mouse.exe   (or whatever the dos mouse driver is)

Now use edit to create the following config.sys on the floppy:

device=himem.sys /testmem:off
dos=high,umb
device=gscdrom.sys /d:cd_drv

and the following in autoexec.bat

mscdex /d:cd_drv /l:e    (if you want CDROM to be drive E)
mouse

Now boot off this disk. You should get a drive E now.
Use fdisk and format if necessary to set up your hard drives. Now run 'setup' off the cdrom to install windows.

Keep this floppy for the next time you need to reinstall windows.
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thank you vary much vary much:) running ok
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