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Win95 OSR2 stalled after boot prev. DOS version ?

Posted on 1999-07-02
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Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I have on my machine Win95 OSR2. If I boot previous version of DOS from multiboot startup menu (F8), after that I can't normally boot Win95 (boot stalled). Does somebody know how to fix this bug ?
Question by:MadSerb
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ID: 1746896
With System Commander or some software like it. OSR2 doesn't natively support booting to previous DOS-version because of the support for FAT32. So SYS C: with OSR2 boot disk and create 2 primary partitions one of which You hide during booting

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ID: 1746897
I'm not so sure about your answer. It seems to me that OSR2 have some bug, because I can boot previous version of DOS on Windows 98 and it also support FAT32. Only I can't see FAT32 partition when I boot previous version of DOS under Win98 ( just like you can't see WinNT NTFS partition when you boot DOS ).
I know that some third party software for OS multiboot exist, but I'm trying to solve problem with some patch or something similar. Under Win98 everything work just fine !


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ID: 1746899
sKiiKe is right, it's a known problem with Win95 OSR2, all you have to do is do a system transfer with a OSR2 boot disk and will bring it back to life.  The problem though is not FAT32, it's because of version of Dos.

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ID: 1746900
It is not problem for me to bring back Win95 to life. It can be done manually copying several system files. But I am interested is it any possibility to choose between previous version of DOS or normal Win95 mode without any problems.

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larbel earned 600 total points
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Thanks larbel, that is just what I need. I'm giving you A.

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