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Cannot setup Win95a from floppy

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I am trying to install Win95 from floppy disk. When I insert the disk, it goes through the scandisk procedure, and the it gives me the message
'Standard Mode: invalid DPMI return from 0387:0906'
My hard drive is a 1.3GB. What does this message mean?
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Question by:griff1
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by:ryans
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Are you booting up from the "Boot Disk" of Window 95?  Is there already an operating system on your hard drive?  If so, what is it?
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by:harley47
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try setup /is.  this skips the scandisk see if it will let you install that way.  if so then there is most likely a bad sector or something wrong with the hard drive.


bill
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KAD earned 100 total points
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According to TechNet :

Standard Mode Messages:
 
If you get any of the following error messages, remove any memory managers
(such as EMM386.exe, QEMM, or 386Max) from your Config.sys file, and then
run Setup again.
 
   Standard Mode: Invalid DPMI return.   <<<   Your problem
   Standard Mode: Fault in MS-DOS Extender.
   Standard Mode: Bad Fault in MS-DOS Extender.
   Standard Mode: Unknown stack in fault dispatcher.
   Standard Mode: Stack Overflow.
 
NOTE: If you still have problems, add EMM386.EXE back into your Config.sys
file and exclude all ranges. For example,
 
   device=c:\windows\emm386.exe x=A000-FFFF


Hope this helps,

KAD
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by:griff1
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I only have DOS installed on the PC.
None of the above solutions have worked.
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by:ryans
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Does that include the one you accepted??
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by:griff1
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Yes
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by:ryans
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Try this:

Since you only have DOS on the system, wipe the drive and reboot using the Win95 Setup Boot Disk.  This should automatically start the installation procedure.
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