Solved

reinstalling WIN95

Posted on 1998-07-09
2
198 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
How do I reinstall WIN95? I have never done this before, I am tire of paying to have it done. I want to delete all information and start with a clean WIN95. I am a little past novice so please help with step by step instructions.
THANKS''
0
Comment
Question by:Dav070998
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:Dav070998
ID: 1756957
Edited text of question
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
richrussell earned 50 total points
ID: 1756958
Format a floppy as bootable (ie copy system files). Copy onto it the following files:

c:\windows\command\format.exe
c:\windows\command\fdisk.exe
c:\windows\command\edit.exe
c:\windows\command\mscdex.exe
c:\windows\himem.sys
c:\cdrom\sscdrom.sys (or whatever your dos cdrom driver is called)
c:\mouse\mouse.exe (or whatever your dos mouse driver is)

Now create a file called config.sys on the floppy, containing:

device=a:\himem.sys
dos=high,umb
device=a:\sscdrom.sys /d:cd_drv     (substitute your cdrom driver for sscdrom)

and another file called autoexec.bat, containing:

@echo off
mscdex /d:cd_drv /l:d   (substiute the letter your cdrom is after the l: if it's not d:)
mouse

Now boot off this disk, put your 96 cd in the drive.

You should get an a: prompt, and if you type 'd:', a d: prompt. Check this so you've got access to your cdrom.

Now format your hard drive (format c: /u /q), and run setup off the cd.

Follow the prompts given by the setup program and you shouldn't go far wrong. When it's installed and rebooted, install your graphics card, sound card, modem etc.. drivers.

Keep the floppy in a safe place for the next time you need it. This is the easiest way of installing windows, there are many others, but this is the most hassle free method.
0

Featured Post

Easy, flexible multimedia distribution & control

Coming soon!  Ideal for large-scale A/V applications, ATEN's VM3200 Modular Matrix Switch is an all-in-one solution that simplifies video wall integration. Easily customize display layouts to see what you want, how you want it in 4k.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When you try to extract and to view the contents of a Microsoft Update Standalone Package (MSU) for Windows Vista, you cannot extract the files from the MSU. Here we are going to explain how to extract those hotfix details without using any third pa…
There are many software programs on offer that will claim to magically speed up your computer. The best advice I can give you is to avoid them like the plague, because they will often cause far more problems than they solve. Try some of these "do it…
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

738 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question