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By tech4life ·
Hangs on Win 95 splash screen….wont go past it !
I get this error:Compression driver can not be set up correctly. Says to “Get version that is compatible with this version of windows your using”
I think the ver I saw.. when ablewas.. win 95 4.011111111111
This is a Packard bell Legend 436 cdt model 75 mhz. 1.2 gig drive(by conner peripheals)
I was in the A prompt at one point and able to switch to the C drive and run a scandisk..no errors came up.
Now I cant get inA or C drive anymore..get these errors
Error in config.sys Line 2 ( I know I have seen this before on another pc once.)
Error in Himem.sys
And finally Command.com is missing or corrupted. Says for me to type in c:\windows\command.com (this does not work for me)
What im hoping to do is load win 98 or 95 again on this pc..don’t have much info on it..Or at least restore it to start up again.

thanks in advance,
etech@worldshare.net

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by ARWJnPlanoTX In reply to HUNG on Splash

First, reset your CMOS BIOS settings to the defaults. I'm not sure how to get to the Packard Bell CMOS settings. You may have to contact Packard Bell.
Second, obtain a Windows 98 startup boot floppy. Write protect it just in case you may have a virus. Start your computer with the floppy. It should find most CDROM drives. Access the CDROM drive and run Windows setup. I recommend Windows 98 because it has better hardware support.

Good luck.

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by stngfan1 In reply to HUNG on Splash

Sound like you have HDD compression software not working. If you know you did'nt use any compression, try deleting drvspace.bin in the root of the C drive. Conner is now owened by Seagate, if you go to their website you can download the compressionsoftware and re-install it to your HDD.

TM.

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by dmiles In reply to HUNG on Splash

Working with compressed drives is a big problem that causes upgrades to be made because of file access has been limited in the earlier models of disk compression and the upgrade version cannot access the files.Reads as though you have the first version of windows in a compressed state(4.1) and the upgrade(4.11) is not able to write to the disk,this may be a problem that will require uncompressing the drive with a third party utility,and then Fdisking and reinstalling an upgrade.

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by jduhaney In reply to HUNG on Splash

Hi,
try booting to safemode by tapping f5 when the computer starts up. Remove multiple devices in device manager and disable virus scan to scan on startup.
Get a win95 startup disk and boot to it. At the a: type sys c:
Rename config.sys config.dog
Run chkdsk at a: for viruses
If all fails restore system

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by RMmcp In reply to HUNG on Splash

Just before the computer is about to go past the BIOS/Boot screen and start windows, hold down the CTRL key to get the boot menu. Select Safe Mode. If it will get to Safe Mode, open Windows Explorer, rename the Autoexec.bat and Config.sys files located in the C:\ drive. Use an extension like .old. Next open Notepad. Leave the window blank and select File, Save As, and name it Autoexec.bat, save it to C:\. Do the same thing again and name it Config. Now open System Properties, Performance tab, Virtual Memory and see if the virtual memory has been custom set. If it has, just select "Let Windows Manage....". Then reboot the computer. You can go back later to Safe Mode, Device Manager and delete duplicate device entries. Just get it to boot first. If it won't boot, boot it with a Win98 Boot Disk and at the A: prompt type "edit". Select the Autoexec.bat file and delete everything in it. Save. Open the Config.sys file and delete everything in it. Then try rebooting.

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