Removing windows 98 and installing 95

Hello:

I know it's all archaic but I have an old laptop, a Compaq Armada that survived Y2K. It had Windows 98 on it and I wanted to do a clean install. I did format c: and I put the 95 CD in but NO GO. I start it up and it gives me an error...Incorrect DIsk. Change disk and press key. How can I get it to boot off the 95 CD. I don't have a external diskette deal. What can I do? I have a vague memory of needing a boot CD. Can someone tell me what I can do?
thanks,

Joseph
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bradleys40Commented:
you can download a bootdisk from bootdisk.com and burn it to cd copy the contents opn to the c: drive boot tom dos from there, install windows 95 from cd
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CEGEAuthor Commented:
It's doesn't boot to MS-DOS. Once I turn it on, it goes straight to the message, and won't let me type or anything. I burned and img to CD and put it in but it won'd load from the CD.

thanks for the help.
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bradleys40Commented:
boot to the CD yo(you made from bootdisk) then copy the contents on to the c drive and boot to the cdrive
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CEGEAuthor Commented:
How do I force it "boot to the CD"?
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bradleys40Commented:
you need to change the boot order in the bios
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CEGEAuthor Commented:
I understand that, but if I can't type anything I can't change anything.
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nobusCommented:
the win95 cd is not bootable, you need a boot floppy with the cd drivers for it, or a boot cd for dos
you find them here  :  http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm
once you booted into dos, you can do a format c: (it won't boot to the disk then)

in the armada series was a floppy drive, i believe exchangeable with the cd drive, but i taki it you don't have the floppy ?
then download ubcd  which contains tools for dos, and disk handling (you can erase the disk);
however, it would be much simpler to connect this drive to a working pc which has a floppy drive; you can even copy the win95 cd to a folder on the disk, which you make bootable with the command sys c:
then put the disk in the armada, boot from the disk, navigate to the setup file and run it

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bradleys40Commented:
have you got into the BIOS?
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CEGEAuthor Commented:
With the help of both of you I solved it. Thank you. I finally got into the BIOS, I changed the boot order, went into DOS, and then got to install.
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