win95 multi problrm
Posted on 1998-11-02
Had a working PC with win95 till I replaced PC battery; After I went through bios setup, win95 gives me different
problems at different times;
1)Mouse is not detected, but if I go into protected mode mouse works. When I get the error message about mouse
not being detected; and I press OK to continue, it takes
a long time (maybe a minute) for the next action to take
2) External (USR) modem is not detected.
3) A USR utility loads a fax program and places modem in
waiting for fax mode! Don't know how to disable this?
4) Printer (NEC) is not detected and print monitor gets
loaded a boot; don't know how to disable it.
sometimes I am able to go to the task manager and stop
the print monitor and fax monitor and also terminate
other applications because the fax monitor keeps trying
to connect to the modem, can't find it and issues error
repeatedly, this does not allow me to do much; somtimes
the PC locks after I remove these apps, sometimes it
does not; However I can't do much without a modem,
without a mouse and without a printer!
I'd appreciate any hints on how to recover from these
multi problems without re-installing win95; I have a lot
of data files, email from Juno and other things that I
can not afford to lose! Finally, Can I re-install win95
over existing directory to recover? what options do I
have if any?