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W95 floppies. . .

I've been given an old laptop running W95. A whopping 252 Meg HD with 12 Meg RAM. Just to play with. It has a track ball but it won't run a mouse. Even an old PS/2.

Is there anywhere I can find the W95 floppies?

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(NT) (NT) Ebay,

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Yeah, never mind. . .

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In trying to enable the mouse port in the BIOS, I found the BIOS dated 1995, and the chip is a blistering Cyrix CX-486 DX-2 running at an eye-popping 66 MHz. I found it at the ComputerJunk Museum.

It's now in many pieces on my desk. The battery will make a good door stop.

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I used one like that,....

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Found an old DOS JPEG viewer CVPIC and used it as an electronic picture frame.


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Re: W95 floppies. . .

In reply to: W95 floppies. . . W95a is a bit different than later W95 boot floppies, but I'm guessing you want the W95 install floppies, and you'd better have a good floppy drive. Also, look in windows>options>cabs to see if the W95 cab files are there, then use that address when the PC calls for the install floppies.
The problem may be in Device Manager. Run the scan in control panel>add new hardware, but I assume it's already calling for the install floppies.
As Proffitt usually points out, you didn't include other useful info such as Laptop brand-model, processor, W95A or later,modem,CDrom drive, how much of hard drive is used up?
The point being that you're limited if you have only a floppy drive to load stuff.
Does your laptop have a small Hdd limit of 540mb or less?
Whatever, you can cheaply buy (ebay) a 2.5" to 3.5" Hdd adaptor so you can slave this small Hdd into a regular PC, regular IDE ribbon, and copy over whatever you want, if you cleanup and have the space. W95 install folder is about 90mb. It's good to update to B or later.

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Well, it's toast.

252 Meg HD, hot swappable.
12 Meg RAM, NOT upgradeable.
No CABs folder.

After I disabled the track ball in the BIOS, in order to try to get the mouse to work, the keyboard was disabled too. Couldn't get back into the BIOS. I had already thought about getting an adapter cable for the HD. But three Zip-floppies will hold more data. Definitely not worth the time and expense.

It's a DGi model D-40.

Current use - trash.

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Trash? bummer...

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I usually like the challenge-learning of making an old duck quack. Can't imagine BIOS problem. Usually, firing up w/o the hdd plugged in will run things on default of allowing entrance to bios, unless integrated keyboard got unplugged or win drivers are required. Also, a serial mouse should work if you have a serial port.
Doing an improper shutdown-turnoff after Win half loads should reboot in safe mode and allow keyboard use to re-enable stuff, or serial mouse at least (used about $4).

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