Running win95 off a Zip Disk
Posted on 1998-08-06
I'm quite proud of myself that I got Windows 95 to run off a zip disk. I don't have a hard drive in my computer at all right now. Western Digital is sending me a new one because mine broke. It was no small task.
Anyway, I'm driving my zip drive with Iomega's guest.exe program for DOS. I've got my IDE zip and my paralell zip in there. Windows 95 claims that I'm running in compatibility mode. This is because it can't find a driver to replace one of my devices (the zip drives). Before, when I've install Win95B, it recognizes my IDE zip disk without any other drivers. It calls it a "Removeable Disk" but it works. Therefore, win95 has the protected mode driver, it's just not using it. Is there anyway to tell '95 to use the protected mode driver that it has and not the DOS one in my autoexec.bat?
My guess is no, because Windows is running off of the device of which it needs to replace the driver of. (that's a mouth ful) :-)
Anyway, If you've got an answer that works, it's worth a 100 points. Please don't try to "answer" this question until I've accepted your answer in the form of a comment. That way I can delete this question when noone comes up with an answer.