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I need old system files, where do i get them?

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Where can i find old versions of system file for windows95?
my email address is jagoodie@oakland.edu if you would like to mail them to me.
 thanks for your help.
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by:theh95
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Which one Win95a, or Win95b or Dos6.x? which file? Each OS having hundreds files, but which one you are looking for?

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by:jagoodie
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not sure, i think it was upgraded from win3.1
some one tried to copy newer ones and now it boots to:
you started your computer with a version of msdos imcompataible iwht this version of windows. system halted.
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by:jagoodie
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probably just the system files: comand.com, himem.sys, msdos.sys
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by:shintinsdas87
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if u have a win cd, check it out
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by:jagoodie
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i have tons of them. where do i look?
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bobinmad earned 50 total points
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I think it would be in your best interest to reinstall windows -
your dealing with some serious corruption - even if you get it to boot you may run into problems down the road. If you have multiple versions of CD's, use the OSR-2 and not an upgrade obviously. In the end this will be the solution for your system.

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by:rmarotta
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jagoodie,

You might want to try this before re-installing Windows:

Create a bootable floppy with the drivers necessary to access your CDROM.
Boot from the floppy and run setup from the Windows95 CD that you  originally installed with.
Proceed with the install and tell setup that you want it to create a start up disk when prompted.
When that disk is created, cancel setup,  before the actual installation begins.
You now have a startup disk for that version of Win95!
Next, rename the MSDOS.SYS file located in the root directory of your hard disk.  (You have to change attributes)
Transfer the system from floppy to hard drive.
When that's complete, copy renamed file back to MSDOS.SYS and restore attributes.
Remove the floppy and re-boot.
Let me know how it goes, or if you need more.
Ralph
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