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Here's how I would set it up....format drive...create a c:\windows\options\cabs directory and copy all *.cab files from the cd into it should be \win95\,then boot from a disk with cdrom drivers and run setup. During install makes sure you change the install directory to c:\windows and then when it reboots looking for the cd to copy files,point it to the c:\windows\options\cabs directory.
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I'll try that and let you know how well it works. Thanks! As a point of reference (I don't know if this matters or not), despite not being able to load WIN95 properly, I could always get to safe mode.....makes me wonder about the condition of the drivers I'm loading or if something is happening to them during file transfer?
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During the install if it hangs ,that usually means a driver problem. When you do get it installed and if you still have problems the easiest way to find if you have problems is to go into system icon in control panel. On the Device manager tab you will see the condion of your drivers. ! means if may not have installed correctly and a x means there is a major problem with it.
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sgenther, I have to thank you (also award those pesky points), but oddly enough, it was the strangest fix. I'll explain.
When I first brought my system home I almost immediately setup my LS-120 Superdisk drive into one of the floppy bays (been dyin to use it). Anyway, the store tech set the hard drive directly below the regular floppy drive (yeah, I wanted both) which covered the only other available drive bay! When I hooked it up, I lowered the HDD one bay below the lower floppy bay and stuck in my LS120. Today, after all this trouble, I did as you suggested with loading the .cab files onto a directory and had them load from there. I had no prob, but I loaded from there anyway, just to be safe, but resulted in the same "hang". I was CERTAIN it was a corrupted driver of some sort, but as I was poking about the inside checking all cables and connectors and such, I noticed that my new hard drive was HOT.....I mean AFRICA HOT....so I took out my LS120 crowding it from above, FDISKed the drive, reformatted, and began from scratch one last time.....and BANG! Here I am, inside 2 hours, fully loaded and answering you!
Gotta be the strangest fix, but here's the points, thanks very much, and hopefully others may benefit from this fluke. Thanks again!
Michael
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