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Re-installing Win95 after format

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What is the process for re-installing win95 after format, i am able to access d: can't find any setup files on win95 companion disk, keep getting unable to run from dos messages
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by:skaszak
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You need to get your cdrom working under dos first. Two possibilities.
1) If the companion disk is what I think it may be. It obly beeds the addition of the cdrom (.sys) driver for it to work. The easy way is to look for the dummy reference to cdrom.sys in config.sys. If you see this rename your cdrom driver to cdrom.sys and put it on that disk.
2) Boot to a dos floppy, format the hdd with system (format c: /s). Install youe cdrom drivers. Once cdrom is accessible, copy the \win95 directory from the cd to your hdd, and run setup from there.
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by:rmarotta
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jmichajlow,

As I understand your question, you are presently able to access the CDROM. (D:)
I can post a method to install Windows using your companion disk, if that's what you want.
Please reject the current proposed answer if it doesn't solve your problem.

Regards,
Ralph
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by:jmichajlow
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tried..and it didn't work..
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jmichajlow,

Copy all the files from the companion CD to a new directory, that you create on the hard disk. (i.e. \Win95)
Next, copy dossetup.bin, oemsetup.bin, oemsetup.exe, setup.exe, setup.txt, suhelper.bin, and winsetup.bin to the same directory from any version of Windows 95.
You can then run setup.exe to install Windows from that directory.
Let me know if you need more.

Regards,
Ralph
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by:undrcuvr
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you cannot run windows 95 setup with a 'companion' disk.  there is no setup.exe
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by:rmarotta
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undrcuvr,
Please read the proposed answer again.
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by:jmichajlow
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Thanks, i was impressed with myself that i worked that out before i got back to your answer,thank you
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Glad you got it going!
Regards,
Ralph
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