win 95 problem


Old 04-05-03, 12:30 PM
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Angry win 95 problem

i have win 95 i lost every thing in my computer . now when i start the computer it dose not load window95 it stops at a black screen that display a message.

starting windows 95...
type the name of the command interpreter (e.g., C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND.COM)

my computer is COMPAQ PRESARIO 4660

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Old 04-05-03, 01:22 PM
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Check your bios and make sure you have the proper hard disk listed.
Old 04-05-03, 02:50 PM
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Sounds like you may have possibly caught a virus somewhere. You need a Win95/98 startup disk to be able to do anything now. If you don't have one, get one from a friend.

You will also need Fdisk put on the disk, you will have to run "fdisk /mbr" to re-write the Master Boot Record. That may solve your problem. On the other hand, you may have to reinstall your Win95.

Good luck!

One more thing: you absolutely need to run a full anti-virus scan on that computer. You also need to make sure you are running good AV software 24/7 on that computer, with full protection.
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Boot disks can be downloaded here:

try this fix from microsoft:
To resolve this problem, use the MS-DOS 6.x Upgrade Setup Disk 1 to restart your computer, and then use the SYS command on drive C. To do so, follow these steps:
Place the MS-DOS 6.x Upgrade Setup Disk 1 in drive A, and then restart your computer.
Press the F3 key when MS-DOS Setup starts to exit MS-DOS Setup.
Type sys c:, and then press ENTER.
Restart your computer.

Or try this:

Start your computer with the win 95 Startup Disk created during Setup or downloaded.
Make a backup copy of the current MSDOS.SYS file by typing the following lines at the command prompt:
attrib c:\msdos.sys -r -s -h
ren c:\msdos.sys
Use the SYS command from the Startup Disk to transfer the system files to the hard
disk by typing the following lines at the command prompt:
sys c:
Replace the new MSDOS.SYS file with the backup copy by typing the following lines
at the command prompt:
attrib c:\msdos.sys -r -s -h
del c:\msdos.sys
ren c:\ msdos.sys
attrib c:\msdos.sys +r +s +h
Shut down and restart the computer.

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