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I get the message in safe mode
"a device file that is specified in the system.ini file is damaged.  You may need to run Windows setup again.
C:\windows\system\vmm32\vwin32.vxd" and can't get any further
I have a boot disk and when I start with that the message is "file missing or corrupted sample.sys
error in config.sys line 12
may not be set up to use the cd rom
device driver not found: 'oemcd001"
Don't know what to do with the boot disk, have a cd device driver on floppy but setup won't run off it, have windows 95 on cd but computer doesn't recognise the drive.
Can anyone please give me simple instructions on what to do?
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I take it you should still be able to access your computer throught command prompt (press F8 when you see the "Starting Windows 95" message).  Copy the CDROM driver to your hard drive.  It is the one with the .SYS extension (examples, MTMCDAI.SYS, CDROM.SYS, ATAPI_CD.SYS).  After it is on your hard drive, you can insert your Win95 boot disk and copy that driver to the boot disk, but use the name SAMPLE.SYS to make things easier for you. (ex. COPY ATAPI_CD.SYS A:\SAMPLE.SYS). That will get you CDROM access again.  If you are reinstalling Win95 from scratch, I suggest formatting your hard drive first (format c:/q/s).
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The answer seems to help me BUT on looking at the files on the device driver disk I can't find any files with a .sys extension.  It does have a setup.exe file but that will only work if windows is running.  Could you also say how or where I would put the file on C drive. I'm not very DOS literate?  
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