Windows 95 Installation Error SU99404
Posted on 2001-06-23
I am receiving the above error message while re-installing Windows 95, and the information it gives me is the following: UpdateCfgSys= Or UpdateAutoBat=processing error [0x194]. This happens at the point where setup is copying files. It just starts that proedure when the error pops up. I am trying to help my daughter who some how got the idea she knew something about computers, actually she doesn't know a byte from a bite, but she decided to compress her 1GB hard drive following directions from a book. After that she claims that on boot up a message appeared saying that command.com isfhelp.sys and himem.sys were missing or corrupted. We picked up the computer and I decided to go ahead and reinstall. Seemed simple enough. The Autoexec.bat and config.sys files are scary. Stuff in there that I have never seen before. I would have liked to format and start all over but can't format a compressed disk. Tried using Fdisk to delete the Dos partition and then replace, but it says there are no partitions to delete. So all this is beyond me and I could sure use some help. I will increase the points accordingly if this is a real doozy.