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win 95 floppies

By eyera ·
How can I make a set of win 95 3.5 disks from my win95 CD? I am having problems on a laptop's cd drive. I wan tto add a pcmcia card, but the computer is asking for disk 18 to load some software.

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by TheChas In reply to win 95 floppies

You cannot create a floppy disk install set from the W95 CD.

You can't even create a good startup floppy from the W95 CD.

I have the W95 Upgrade floppy set, and it only has 13 disks. So I can't tell you what files are on disk 18 of the full version.

Search Microsoft for Windows 95 Directory listing.
Among others, you will get this page:
http://tinyurl.com/fvie

Extract the files for disk 18 from the CAB files on the CD and copy them to a floppy.

Chas

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by ctmoore1998 In reply to win 95 floppies

You can't make a diskette from the CD as the cabs are bigger than the 1.44MB of a floppy, but here is what you can do. Put the 95 cd in another working 95/98 system, the requestor should also being telling you the name of the file it wants from disk18. Go to a command prompt and type in extract /? this will give the command structure to extract the needed file, extract to a known empty directory (create on for this procedure) then copy the extracted file to a floppy when it asks for file clickbrowse and point to a: it should then get the required file, note you will probably have to do this several times. If the CD rom drives works enough to copy the cabs from the cd to HDD thats what I would do, if not once you get pcmcia card (network??) I'd copy the cabs over the network to the laptop.

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by pctech In reply to win 95 floppies

It has been too long, but try this. Put a Win95 CD disk in the CD Rom drive and see if Win95 will allow you browse to the CD Rom disk. If so, point to the Win95 directory on the CD and you may be in luck with finding the files it is looking for. If not, it was worth the try.

I do hope this helps you.

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by jardinier In reply to win 95 floppies

If the computer is asking for a particular floppy, that would indicate that the original installation of Win 95 was from a set of floppies. I would agree with Answer 3 that if you pointed to Drive "D" the computer might just look for the file on theCD-ROM. Worth a try before taking more elaborate steps.

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by eyera In reply to win 95 floppies

The issue is that my cd drive is not working on my laptop. I am trying to install a PCMCIA card to use my network to load an updated OS and to install a PCMCIA USB card to use an external CD drive. I nee dthe floppy set because the OS was not installed with a cdrom.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to win 95 floppies

I donm't think that you'll be able to get a floppy set because MS back in those days used to use 1.6 Meg Floppies for their install disks. These where standard 1.44 that where specially formatted for MS and there was a shareware utility around at the time that allowed you to make copies but that was a long time ago and it ran on DOS. While I have a set of 98 install floppies here I haven't seen a set of 95 install floppies for a very long time and it's even longer since I've seen the copy utility that allowed you to make these disks but I must have a copy of it here somewhere because I've made a work copy of the 98 floppies. It may just be possible to obtain these disks from MS but I wouldn't hold my breath as it has now been a very long time since MS offered any support for 95. But if you like I'll have a look around and try to find that utility disk and make a copy for you alhough I must warn you that any disks that you attempt to use with this utility must be in perfect condition as the slighest error on them makes them unusable and I've just had a look there are 42 floppies for the 98 install so I don't know exactly how many where involved in the 95 set.
If you want the utility you can e-mail me and I'll send you a copy justclick on my user name for the details.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to win 95 floppies

I donm't think that you'll be able to get a floppy set because MS back in those days used to use 1.6 Meg Floppies for their install disks. These where standard 1.44 that where specially formatted for MS and there was a shareware utility around at the time that allowed you to make copies but that was a long time ago and it ran on DOS. While I have a set of 98 install floppies here I haven't seen a set of 95 install floppies for a very long time and it's even longer since I've seen the copy utility that allowed you to make these disks but I must have a copy of it here somewhere because I've made a work copy of the 98 floppies. It may just be possible to obtain these disks from MS but I wouldn't hold my breath as it has now been a very long time since MS offered any support for 95. But if you like I'll have a look around and try to find that utility disk and make a copy for you alhough I must warn you that any disks that you attempt to use with this utility must be in perfect condition as the slighest error on them makes them unusable and I've just had a look there are 42 floppies for the 98 install so I don't know exactly how many where involved in the 95 set.
If you want the utility you can e-mail me and I'll send you a copy justclick on my user name for the details.

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by RknRlKid In reply to win 95 floppies

Here's two other solutions:

1. Use Direct Cable Connection or LapLink or something similar to copy the entire /WIN95 folder from the CD to the laptop's hard drive. This is probably the easiest way to solve your problem.

2. It is possible tomake floppies from the Windows 95 CD. There is a program called MaxiDrive that formats a 1.44 floppy to the MS 1.68 DMF format. Once you go through THAT headache (its almost 30 floppies to format) then you get to start copying everything from the CD to the floppies. There's a bit more to it than that; I have to look through my archives to find the exact information.

Now you can see why doing a cable transfer is easier ::laffs:: That is exactly what I do with my laptop that does not have aCD-ROM drive. Plus, with all the cab files copied to the hard drive of the laptop, you never have to worry about having the CD available when you need a driver.

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