[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today

x
?
Solved

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

Posted on 1998-10-02
7
Medium Priority
?
135 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
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.
0
Comment
Question by:jagoodie
7 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:theh95
ID: 1758552
Which one Win95a, or Win95b or Dos6.x? which file? Each OS having hundreds files, but which one you are looking for?

0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:jagoodie
ID: 1758553
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.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:jagoodie
ID: 1758554
probably just the system files: comand.com, himem.sys, msdos.sys
0
Get your problem seen by more experts

Be seen. Boost your question’s priority for more expert views and faster solutions

 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:shintinsdas87
ID: 1758555
if u have a win cd, check it out
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:jagoodie
ID: 1758556
i have tons of them. where do i look?
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
bobinmad earned 100 total points
ID: 1758557
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.

0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:rmarotta
ID: 1758558
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
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Unable to change the program that handles the scan event from a network attached Canon/Brother printer/scanner. This means you'll always have to choose which program handles this action, e.g. ControlCenter4 (in the case of a Brother).
This article provides a step by step guide (with screenshots) showing how to create a new local (test) Administrator user profile in Windows 10 for troubleshooting purposes, and then how to remove it.
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…
In this video, viewers are given an introduction to using the Windows 10 Snipping Tool, how to quickly locate it when it's needed and also how make it always available with a single click of a mouse button, by pinning it to the Desktop Task Bar. Int…

590 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question