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By Seadogs ·
I'm trying to install 95 with networking on a reformated hard drive. It works pretty well until I restart for the first time. Then it looks for the file atim64.dll. It doesn't appear to see the CD-ROM at this time because I can't even navigate toit to look for the file. So I cancel past that area. Then when I go to install the NIC (3COM 3C905-TX PCI 10/100) it installs somedevices under the question mark header of "other devices" in device manager. These are PCI ethernet controller and PCI bridge. All these devices and the nic have a yellow exclamation point on them. I am at a complete loss as to how to get around this, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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by mphoffar In reply to installing NIC

Sounds like you got an intel chipset on your board. What you need to do first is get the PCI Bridge Fix & INF Updater from Intel's site.

http://developer.intel.com/design/software/drivers/platform/440.htm

and run that. After rebooting you'll go through a bunch of new hardware found. When it's all done (and a few reboots) your CD-Rom should be recognized through windows, as should be the PCI bridge i nthe right place.

Best luck I've had with the 906 nics has been to leave it at PCI Ethernet card and then update the driver in the control panel.

Good kuck to you

Mark

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by dlucas In reply to installing NIC

I have similar problems with a CD-Rom not being recognized during the first boot after setup has been run. What I did to fix it was to copy the CD-Rom driver to the windows directory and then manually modify the config.sys and autoexec.bat to load the CD-Rom. My experience was for some reason if the CD-Rom is a plug and play (pray) then it wouldn?t load the driver correctly. Best of luck to you.

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by RogueLdr In reply to installing NIC

I would install win 95 without the NIC card in. Install the NIC after a sucessful win 95 install. I've had many problems with win 95 installing correctly with NIC, esp 3com's.
The reason that the CD-Rom problem happens is because when you installwin 95 you have a bootdisk with a CD-Rom driver on it. When you reboot it's booting from the C: drive which does not have a CD-Rom driver loaded. Sometimes if it is plug and pray win 95 will find it on your second boot up which is a pain in the butt. I have found that if you have the device defined in the config.sys file prior to boot and the appropriate .sys file for the CD-Rom on C that win 95 will find it and load a driver for it.

DEVICE=D011V110.SYS /D:OEMCD001

In the example above D011V110.sys would be on C:
There are many universal CD-Rom drivers out there that will spin up most CD-Rom drives. You could also use the one from your boot disk since it successfully used the CD-Rom for your install of win 95.

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by Seadogs In reply to installing NIC

Thanks to you three for your insightful comments. With each one I gained a greater understanding of the problem I ran into and how to avoid it. Thanks again!

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