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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 Mogge In reply to Windows 95 won't load

Make a backup on all your importent stuff.
Boot whit a disk, and fdisk your hdd. Reinstall Win95.

Or try to change the I/O.sys file.
Make a bootdisk, (if you don+t have one)
Type Attrib i/o.sys -h -s -r
delete the file
copy the I/O.sys from the floppy and reboot.

It may help.
good luck...

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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 9878445 In reply to Windows 95 won't load

Heat is one of the number one issues for lockups. I have a feeling that that is not it. If it locks up in safe mode and in normal mode at the loading windows 95 screen it is most likely a drive issue. Have you updated and firmware of drivers recently? The bios date is due to a bios that may not be fully y2k complaint. I ran across several motherboards that were not y2k compliant that set the date way to far in the future. I would check for a new bios update from your motherboards manufacturer. This can usually be found on the actual PC board its self. If you cant get a dios update you might find yourself buying a new motherboard

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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 Tony Beresford In reply to Windows 95 won't load

I'm sure one (or more) of the above is the answer. Variation of above. Take the top off, and look to see if the fan has not fallen off!, or is connected to the power supply.
If not, there we are looking for something silly. Things to check: How much RAM is reported during boot up (Does the amount vary). Is Post reporting the correct processor speed (Try under-cooking the CPU for a while).

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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 dlange In reply to Windows 95 won't load

All those previous answers would be a great place to start if you could get your PC to even begin to load the windows drivers, but it won't. I would look seriously into the hardware now. Are you getting any beep codes when you power on the PC? Take it to your local PC repair shop and have them change out the BIOS chip and the CPU one at a time to isolate the failed component.(if they find it you buy the part, otherwise you don't) If you get beep codes then you are looking at a bad motherboard or improperly seated card or memory simm.

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by tlefort In reply to Windows 95 won't load

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by ARG CIO In reply to Windows 95 won't load

Take EVERYTHING OUT of the PC except CPU, memory, and video card. Turn it on. If you still get no response, time to look at a new motherboard, or CPU.. do the lights on the keyboard flash when you power it on? if so, it is probably not the CPU. Check the voltage selector on the power supply, is it set to 110/115? or did it get bumped to 220/230? try setting it to 220/230 and back to 110/115. Still nothing? Then replace the motherboard. Still nothing, get a new computer.. =)

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