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I loaded Partition Magic on my WIN98 systenm to be able to run both WIN98 and WIN95.

When I go to load WIN95 on the partition, the computer can't find the CD-ROM drive to boot from.

Any assistance greatly appreciated!!
bobp011Asked:
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potentConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You need a boot disk with CD ROM support, which Windows95 does not have. If you goto http://www.bootdisk.com/ you can download a boot disk that has CD ROM support, and allow you to install from the CD.

You should also have Partition Magic v4.0 so it can work with FAT32, which gives you more room on your hard drive. When you do the FDISK you will be asked if you want to enable long file name support, press "y" for yes and you will be all set.


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bobp011Author Commented:
Great suggestion ... I downloaded it and will give it a try.  Next question, once I have WIN95 in my WIN98 notebook, it will not be able to find my V.90 56K modem, display adapter, display type, CD-ROM driver, etc., etc.

Bottom Line:  I need to set up a dial-up networking connection to access my company's MS Exchange e-mail system and it works only under WIN95.  How do I get the computer to be "fully functional" in WIN95 as if it were a WIN95 system?

Thanks again for all your help.

Bob
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potentCommented:
Thanks Bob. To answer your other question, and if I understand you correctly you will have both Windows 95 & 98 on the same system, you will need to setup your computer for "multiple boot." This will allow to choose between the two when starting your system.

Unfortunately I can only point you in the right direction by telling you that this will require a batch file on your system or purchase of a Program specifically for this.

HTH

Rob
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bobp011Author Commented:
Right - I'll have both WIN98 and WIN95 and I already have "Boot Magic" which will let me select which OS I want to use.  The problem is, if I boot into WIN95, the system can't find the modem, CD-ROM, proper display settings, etc....
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potentCommented:
When you install Windows95, you will be asked where to install it. Just say C:\Windows95. The directory will created, Windows95 will be installed there, and when you boot into Window95, should run just as if it was the only OS on the hard drive. This means it "should" find all hardware and allocate accordingly.

Rob
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bobp011Author Commented:
But Windows 95 never came with hardware settings for 56K v.90 modems, etc.  How can it "find" them if they aren't part of the default Windows 95 components to select from?
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potentCommented:
Maybe with Windows95 Original. I have Windows95 OSR2 and can have settings for an ISDN speed - 115200.

Rob
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bobp011Author Commented:
I certainly appreciate your persistence ... but this looks like it's going to take a while to resolve ... WIN95 doesn't come with my WIN98 display adapter type, monitor type, etc., etc.
This one is going to be a bummer to get done!!
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