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By nescobar ·
My parents had a problem with the hard drive, it wasn't booting, so I sys'd the drive with a Win95a Recovery disk from another PC. Now the hard drive is booting and loading windows but has the error
"This version of windows cannot run on MSDos version 7.0 or earlier". Now I'm thinking that the sys didn't help and now I'm hindered from actually fixing this hard drive becuase of this error. Is there a way to unsys a drive and bring it back to the original sys? Let me know....

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NE

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by wirejockey In reply to Hard Drive Recovery

You sys'd the drive with a differnt version of Windows than what is on the HDD. Do you know what version of Windows the PC had? If you can find that out, all you will need to do is resys the drive with the correct files. However you can load a version of Win95a on the drive if you have the cabs. (You can do this with any version of Windows like upgrading to Win98se. Just make sure it is a full copy and not an upgrade version). Boot the PC to DOS and navigate to the windows dir. Rename the win.com file to something like "win.saf". Now start Windows setup. You should see a screen that says something like, "You already have Windows installed on this...", ignore the default dir (it should say it wants to default to windows.000) and change the dir to c:\windows. This will install a fresh copy of windows without destroying your parents settings, apps, etc. Good Luck!

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by dmiles In reply to Hard Drive Recovery

You may be able to do this by using the Norton Disk Doctor Recovery Utility that may be available from the following web site
www.symantec.com
Donot try using the the former system start up disk to reinstall files they have been over written by the copied files,hopefully the recovery utility can recover data on hard drive.

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by garry35 In reply to Hard Drive Recovery

Try using the following command,:-

type fdisk/mbr

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