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Win95 Boot Woes

By slane ·
An embarassing problem for the company PC Technician. I left on a job yesterday, and came back to find my Windows 95 machine crashed! It wouldn't reboot. I tried replacing the boot files from a good machine (IO.SYS, MSDOS.SYS, COMMAND.COM, AUTOEXEC.BAT, CONFIG.SYS). I put them both in the root c and windows directory as needed. Now the machine boots to DOS, but when I try to launch Windows, I get the message "This Version of Windows does not run on MS-DOS 7.00 or earlier". Where do I gonext? I'd like to try to avoid re-loading windows.

Scott Lane
First Northern Savings Bank
Green Bay, WI

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by dmiles In reply to Win95 Boot Woes

You will need to check to see what version of windows the machine you copied the files from and then the inevitable is you will have to reload that version of windows or reformat and load the previous version that was on the machine before crashing.

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by slane In reply to Win95 Boot Woes

These suggestions, combined with those below did the trick. I was mixing versions and didn't realize it. Thanks very very much!

Scott

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by mphoffar In reply to Win95 Boot Woes

Sounds like you loaded the files from OSR2 on a ver A machine or visa Versa. You'll want to copy the command.com from c:\windows\command to the root of C and then reboot. If that isn't the same version you can extract that from the cabs using the command extract /a win95_02.cab <filename>. Keep in mind that OSR2 has something like 28 cabs, and ver A as like 17 thta way you won't mismatch them. At that point I would then sys my C drive and then copy a msdos.sys over.

Good luck to youMark

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