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How do I format my HDD and reinstall WIn 95 ?

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I was wondering if anyone could tell me how can I create a bootdisk so that I can read my CD-ROM from it and install Win95. What files do I need ? What r the necessary steps ....step-by-step procedure ?
I bought a need processor and moved my HDD to it, do I need to reinstall Win95 ? PLease help.
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fromat a floppy disk. : fomat a: /s     this  copies the system files to the floppy/ Bootdisk
then copy autoexec.bat to floppy and edit it so that
just  the appropriate drivers are in there : CD-ROM etc.
If you bought a new mother-board and processor you must reinstall, just processor it's not necessary.
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To create a bootdisk
 format a: /s
-> check and make sure that these files are copied over
-cd-rom files/folder (cd-drvr.sys)
-himem.sys,fdisk.exe,format.com
-mscdex.exe
-autoexec.bat,config.sys -> (lines discussed later)
-the rest of the files are automatically put on floppy is you
use format a: /s

Formatting the harddrive
two ways->
1) format c: -> this will erase everything, and leave your diskette as the bootdrive (so computer automatically boots to a: not c:). Does not effect win95 installation
2) format c: /s -> this erases everthing, and leaves your hardrive as the bootdrive. works fine but unnecassry.

Format c:
after the hardrive is formatted you can restart the computer
with the bootdisk in.  If your autoexec.bat, config.sys files are
correct then you should see everything loading fine (especially your cd-rom drive, make sure it loads)

Autoexec.bat file (line should be)
PATH=A:\CD-ROM;%PATH%->(if you do not have them in the root of a:
mscdex.exe /d:mscd000 /m:15 /v

config.sys
DEVICE=HIMEM.SYS
DEVICE=a:\CD-ROM\cddrv.sys /D:MSCD000 /V  (cddrv->put in your drv iver name)

The tricky part is getting the computer to load the cd-rom so you can install win95.  If you can, test your boot disk before formatting the hard drive, and see if it loads the cd-rom drive correctly.

After your cd-rom works, go to D: (the cd-rom drive) and type setup.(making sure your win95 cd is in the cdrom drive)  

The setup should be a breeze
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