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Windows 95 won't load

By tlefort ·
BIG PROBLEMS!!! I'm running Win95 and it won't load. At times, it just locks up at the Win95 logo after it says "Starting Windows 95". Other times it will get all the way to error detection and prompting me to load in Safe Mode. I choose Safe Mode and then it locks up again. Since it wouldn't boot off the system drive, I tried the CD after changing the boot sequence. Then, it failed loading from CD. So I tried booting from a floppy. I was able to get a prompt, but the keyboard was frozen. I couldn't type anything. I'm out of ideas. Please help!!! A side note that may mean something to someone is that when I went into the BIOS to change the boot sequence, I was checking around and noticed that the system date was set at November 11, 2045!! I corrected it, but am perplexed as to how that happened. I've heard of really crazy things happening when the motherboard battery needs replacing. Again, please help!!

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Windows 95 won't load

by bblunden In reply to Windows 95 won't load

I don't think its a heat problem. Things are happening too fast for it to be a heat problem (it has had time to sit and I am assumming he didn't lose a fan).

I am leaning more towards a virus or a memory failure.

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Windows 95 won't load

by tlefort In reply to Windows 95 won't load

When I turn on the power, the only thing that happens is the power supply fan and the CPU fan go on. All the lights on the front of the box stay on. Nothing else is happening. It's not that your advice wouldn't help. I'm just not getting that far. If you have anything further to offer, please do so.

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by cindycyn In reply to Windows 95 won't load

No wonder I'm not a hardware gal. Here's a work around. I had the same problem... would not boot up, after installing ISA NIC for cable modem. Well,I wanted to get online, so I installed w95 into a second directory. It allowed me to boot up intothe new windows directory (which I named *oldwin*) and work on saving files and what would have been lost data/programs. Don't install anything, but save everything you can and then .. guess what.. format, reinstall. I've been very pleased with mynew installation.. lots more hd space and fewer system errors. hope this helps.

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by tlefort In reply to Windows 95 won't load

When I turn on the power, the only thing that happens is the power supply fan and the CPU fan go on. All the lights on the front of the box stay on. Nothing else is happening. It's not that your advice wouldn't help. I'm just not getting that far. If you have anything further to offer, please do so.

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Windows 95 won't load

by MelodyJ In reply to Windows 95 won't load

Your display driver would do this... go into safe mode - choose to not load all windows drivers. change your display to the generic driver and put it in vga mode.

Good luck,
Melody

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Windows 95 won't load

by tlefort In reply to Windows 95 won't load

When I turn on the power, the only thing that happens is the power supply fan and the CPU fan go on. All the lights on the front of the box stay on. Nothing else is happening. It's not that your advice wouldn't help. I'm just not getting that far. If you have anything further to offer, please do so.

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Windows 95 won't load

by reghakr In reply to Windows 95 won't load

To see if Explorer is the problem, try this:

Hit F8 on startup, and choose Command Prompt. Type edit c:\windows\system.ini Under
[boot] Change
shell=;Explorer.exe
shell=progman.exe

If Program manager loads go to File>Run, type msconfig, goto the Startup tab and uncheck everything. To get to Device manager type control sysdm.cpl in the Run box.

Either go back and change system.ini to the original or if you're comfortable using File Manager, you can type Winfile under the File>Run and check your configuration files.

Hopefully this will get you back in.

Jim

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by tlefort In reply to Windows 95 won't load

When I turn on the power, the only thing that happens is the power supply fan and the CPU fan go on. All the lights on the front of the box stay on. Nothing else is happening. It's not that your advice wouldn't help. I'm just not getting that far. If you have anything further to offer, please do so.

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by Slogmeister In reply to Windows 95 won't load

I smell a virus. Boot with a known-virus free boot disk and run a virus scan of the boot sector of your hd. Then, scan the entire hd. This really sounds like a virus to me.
- Jason Eberhardt

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Windows 95 won't load

by tlefort In reply to Windows 95 won't load

When I turn on the power, the only thing that happens is the power supply fan and the CPU fan go on. All the lights on the front of the box stay on. Nothing else is happening. It's not that your advice wouldn't help. I'm just not getting that far. If you have anything further to offer, please do so.

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