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Re-Install Win 95

by jmuchel / June 18, 2005 3:33 AM PDT

I am trying to reinstall Win 95 so that I can donate the computer. I formatted C so that my files would be erased. When I try to run setup from the Win 95 CD, I get the message that I am running lantastic server or superstor compression.

If this is true, how can I disable them?


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You may want to wipe the disk clean again.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 18, 2005 4:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Re-Install Win 95

Windows 95 is a treasure to install. It's from another time where demands were quite high on the installer (you?) But try this..

Use KILLDISK (find with to wipe the drive, then use FDISK, then format the drive and try the install one more time. It is normal for the video to be in 16 colors and the CDROM not to work after the 95 install. But at least it's ready for its new owner to figure out Windows 95.


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Start here>>>>>>>>>
by Earth9111 / June 21, 2005 6:37 AM PDT
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Start Windows in DOS then in DOS type in Format C: You need you're Floppy boot disk,if ou don't have it get it here That floppy is important, C drive has to be changed to D. When files are erased and still in DOS type d:/setup then enter,then setup.Take out floppy disk systm boot up and you're ready to install using that Windows 95 disc.Godd Luck...Norm

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Downloaded bootdisks
by TONI H / June 21, 2005 6:54 AM PDT
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by default put the cdrom drive letter as R

W95 doesn't give you any cdrom support if you make the startup disk within Windows itself at Add-Remove Programs.

W98/ME will give you cdrom support but it will put the cdrom drive letter at E: if you create the bootdisk in Add-Remove Programs.


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I have gotten the same thing...
by whizkid / July 2, 2005 5:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Re-Install Win 95

I got a Windows 95 disk from a friend and tried to install it on my computer. It said that it couldn't write to the boot drive. I checked my BIOS config and it was set at drive A: first, then D:, then C:, just how I want it. I tried putting C: first, and it brought up the same thing as you got.

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