reinstalling

hello. I have to  format and reinstall win95
I think I know how to format and partition but i'm not sure what i need to boot up. i made a startup disk from win95.
but what do I need to make sure my D {rom} drive is going to be recognized? Any help in this process will be appreciated. thanks
hcappielloAsked:
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cbartonConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You need to copy Fdisk, Format, and Mscdex.exe from the computer to the diskette.  Edit the config.sys and find the line that says:
Device=CDROM.sys /D:mscd001

CDROM.sys will be different, but WRITE down what is in it's place.

Open a new file and type:
Device=a:\CDROM.sys(using the name that you wrote down)
Save it as a:\config.sys

Create a new file and type:
A:\MSCDEX.EXE /D:mscd001 /L:D
Save it as a:\autoexec.bat

Find the file (CDROM.sys) and copy it to the A: drive now.

You should now be able to test it by booting up to the diskette and trying to go to the D: drive

Run FDISK to partition the drive.
FORMAT c: to format it.

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cbartonCommented:
I'm sorry I meant to tell you:
Do this FIRST!
At the command propmt run:

FORMAT A: /S
with a diskette in the A: drive.

(this is the diskette you need to use for everything else)
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rmarottaCommented:
Those files should be on the startup disk already.  You also want HIMEM.SYS on the floppy as well.
Include it in the config.sys file as the first statement.
For example:

     DEVICE=HIMEM.SYS
     DEVICE=<Driver name>.SYS /D:<Any up-to-8-character name>

Let us know if you need more.
Regards,
Ralph

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