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I am miss and system ini file and cant install it.
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sski,
  You might get a better response if you offer some points as
an incentive for an expert to help you solve your problem;-)
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help
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do you wish to install over win 3.1?
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See? It`s working already!! ;-)
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no
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by:tylox
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sski,
  Please post some information about your system, and tell us
how this problem might have come about, any error messages you
might be getting, what programs you are trying to run, does
your system even BOOT? The more info you can post, the better.

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windows 95 and it will no turn of my computor also to start it back up I have turn of the power than to get wins to start i hav e type win than it tells me i am miss system ini files
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without system.ini file win95 won´t work. you have to reinstall it, or use your rescue disk to restore the file.
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by:grizzle053098
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sski
If you can boot to DOS (press F8 When Starting Windows95 message appears & then select Command prompt only) or use a boot floppy. Once the DOS prompt appears do the following

1. CD \windows
2. dir system.*
3. you should be presented with a list of old versions of SYSTEM.INI (most likely to be around 3000 bytes)
4. From the list select a file close to the size with the most recent date & rename it to SYSTEM.INI.
5  Reboot your computer


THE FOLLOWING LIST IS FROM MY COMPUTER
IN MY CASE I WOULD TYPE THE FOLLOWING AT THE DOS PROMPT
>> copy \windows\system.zoo \windows\system.ini
===============================================
 Volume in drive C is HARD DRIVE
 Volume Serial Number is 291B-16EC
 Directory of C:\WINDOWS

SYSTEM         <DIR>        05-15-97  9:35a SYSTEM
SYSTEM   CB            116  03-20-98  3:26p SYSTEM.CB
SYSTEM   COR         2,586  11-23-97 10:30p SYSTEM.COR
SYSTEM   NAV     3,164,488  06-29-98  9:18p SYSTEM.NAV
SYSTEM   KA          2,898  04-29-98  7:21p SYSTEM.KA
SYSTEM   ZOO         2,950  07-29-98  8:11p SYSTEM.ZOO
         5 file(s)      3,173,005 bytes
         1 dir(s)     206,528,512 bytes free
========================================================
good luck


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