setup hangs but win95 is works fine
Posted on 1998-09-30
Hello, recently my uncle had trouble with his computer : he didn't startup any more (screen stays black). I opened the box, touch the harddisk cable and everything was fine.
Two weeks later : same thing.
He also had some problems with sound and so on and I convinced him to install the win95 again.
I formatted the hard disk, and started win95 setup.
The computer does a scandisk, copies some files and then jumped to the blue setup win95 screen with a blank window. Only resetting helped at that time.
I tried "setup /C", "setup /im" and some other things.
Sometimes he got further and then setup hanged a little bit further when asking for a windows 3.1 diskette.
I thought there was a problem with the harddisk because that was actually the first problem but I don't have another HD to try it out. So I took my own computer and installed win95 on his HD. No problem. I swithed his HD back in his computer and everything worked fine (after changing the right driver of course).
I checked his hardware : no problems.
So problem solved (you probably think : what is this maniak worrying about ???)
But I like to know what the problem was.
Has anyone seen or experienced something like that ?
I'd love to know about it.