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Sometimes, the Hard Drive seems to have failed completely. At the MS-DOS prompt, type: cd\windows and press enter. Please read our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions. It could also be a damaged boot sector, possibly due to a virus.

The Hard Drive and CD-ROM seem to be working even when I am doing nothing. If you believe that your startup errors are associated with another program, refer to our basic software troubleshooting. If you were able to locate a backup file, type ren system.ini system.ch and ren win.ini win.ch to rename the current system.ini and win.ini files. And then I have to eject and re-insert the disc usually 20 times or more before it'll finally read the CD properly.Did some previous Googling on this. http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-95/windows-95-problem/170698.html

Report • #21 LoneCrusader April 12, 2011 at 21:11:15 It takes a lot of determination to try to set up and maintain an older operating system, and one must be prepared After Windows 95 is started, opening My Computer shows the network drive with large red X, indicating that the drive is not connected. These errors often occur as the computer is first booting and may stop the load process of the computer. Exit to an MS-DOS prompt.

If you ever want to change the persistent drive mappings, simply edit the batch file. If your computer has a virus protection program installed, make sure it is up to date and that no viruses are being detected. See More ↓ #4 dk2 October 6, 2015 at 00:46:38 Thanks for the media console diagrams, DAVEINCAPS. If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post).

In the search window, search for a file named *.tmp and make sure you are searching or looking in the local C: drive. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. On the first page, enter the name of your batch file, including the complete path (for example, C:\STUFF\DOMAP.BAT). http://www.invisiblesoft.com/invlan/support_win95pdm.html Skip to Main Content Search Help Tips Dictionary History Forums Contact You are here: Help > Operating System > Microsoft Windows Help Basic Microsoft Windows 95 troubleshooting Error messages encountered during

A floppy disk drive is standard equipment.However, if this machine has 1GB of RAM in it, I find it very difficult to believe that it would have a CD-ROM drive that You can also find and install a driver called dynamic disk overlay that serves as a medium between a large disk drive and the old BIOS. See the autoexec.bat and config.sys page for additional information. If your computer has a virus protection program installed, make sure it is up to date and that no viruses are being detected.

  1. You may need an even newer one to read cd r/w disks. (It's not their speed but faster ones are usually newer and can read a wider variety of media.)Obama's a
  2. But if you go into Windows Explorer, you can view the contents of the network drive.
  3. A program that is automatically loading at the same time as Windows, problem or misconfiguration of a hardware device, or a computer virus.
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  5. You need to restart your computer."Sounds like you have an AMD processor.
  6. Information about updating your antivirus program can be found on document CH000533, and information about what antivirus programs are available can be found on document CH000514.
  7. One must manually add it from a 98 machine or manually extract it from this KB Article/Hotfix:http://support.microsoft.com/?id=23...http://download.microsoft.com/downl...
  8. not 512MB x 2?
  9. The game (which you haven't described) that you're attempting to get going could also have problems with your current hardware as well..."Channeling the spirit of jboy..." Report • #16 Nate1n22 April
  10. Also, make sure you shut down Windows properly.

But when I put a CD in, it spins the CD for like 3 seconds, then just stops/"gives up". find more info Check the jumpers on the back. In particular, the translation mode affects how the system reads data off the drive sectors. Turning a system off from the desktop can mess things up.

The Hard Drive seems to have failed. Please try again now or at a later time. Report • #8 Nate1n22 April 6, 2011 at 21:07:16 Will http://cgi.ebay.com/Samsung-512-MB-...work? If you can get in using safe mode go to start, run and type msconfig and click OK.

This can be disabled if it bothers you. You still might have to change the ram for the install though. How do I get to Windows. Only your C Drive needs to be primary.

Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Windows also occasionally performs some operations with the files. I can't boot from the drive, but it works fine when booting off a system disk.

The computer had enough memory to istall Windows XP, so I find this error invalid.I have 1gb of ram.

During normal operation of a PC, some files become corrupted. Report • #2 Nate1n22 April 6, 2011 at 19:16:08 So I would have to get a 512mb or less ram "card" ? From a 5.8-inch OLED display, reports of wireless charging and even a 3D scanner for facial recognition, it's all here. Make sure the file is on the boot disk and himem.sys is being loaded in the config.sys file with the text:device=himem.sys /testmem:offIf you are booting from your hard drive then it

If it is detectable, then the drive is probably fine. Such opinions may not be accurate and they are to be used at your own risk. But I wonder if E: really is a perfect copy, active partition and all.It's unclear why c: has become unbootable. If it is not auto-detectable by the BIOS, it is likely a drive failure.

The best way to be sure is to contact the company. In most cases, yes. About CNET Privacy Policy Ad Choice Terms of Use Mobile User Agreement Help Center An error (403 Forbidden) has occurred in response to this request. Finally, click OK to exit from the properties page.

system.ini and copy win.??? You should be looking for a system and win file that end with either ---, bac, or bak. Then you would create a batch file as follows: MAP F: \\SERVER1\C: MAP H: \\SERVER2\D: Note that a batch file must be a plain text file, and its filename must end Discussions cover Windows 2003 Server, Windows installation, adding and removing programs, driver problems, crashes, upgrading, and other OS-related questions.Real-Time ActivityMy Tracked DiscussionsFAQsPoliciesModerators General discussion Windows 95 -start-up problems by sfselect /

Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other usersIllegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal contentOffensive: Sexually explicit or offensive languageSpam: Advertisements or commercial links Submit report Cancel report Track this discussion See More: Windows 95 Problem Report • #1 mickliq April 6, 2011 at 19:08:40 "I have 1gb of ram"Although the error says "insufficient memory", the actual problem is too much memory. First, double check all configurations and connections. Software ▼ Security and Virus Office Software PC Gaming See More...

I tried multiple brands of CD laser lens cleaning discs (the ones with the little brushes on the underside of the disc). Error messages while Windows is loading Errors that occur while Windows 95 is loading or prevent Windows from loading may be caused by issues in the win.ini or the system.ini. When I added a new Hard Drive, all my drive letters changed! I don't know ms-dos commands.

Then see if you can read anything off of the Hard Drive. The Hard Drive just won't work!