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hi all i have a question for all you computer buffs out there,my sister in law has just bought a second hand computer,and it was running fine when she first got it home,and its using windows 95,when she installed aol 7 and 9,she now gets a error message saying operating system not found,and she didnt get a reboot disc to try and restart the computer,is there any way around this or has she got to get a reboot disc or floppy.and does anyone know where you can get one from.all help will be greatly appreciated.
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OS not found could be a sign of a failing harddrive or she could have left a floppy in the floppy drive--since most computers are set up to boot first to the floppy, it will have this effect.

If she does not have a floppy, and cannot get into her computer, her harddrive could be damaged, or files on it were damaged or erased.

By reboot disk, do you mean windows cd?

You can download a boot floppy from ww.bootdisk.com which will load DOS, and a repair or reinstall may be possible. Many computers have the windows installation files on the harddrive, typically in a folder called OPTIONS.

running setup from within OPTIONS will reinstall windows.
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THANKS FOR YOUR HELP GERRY,I AM SURE THAT SHE WILL BE ABLE TO SORT IT OUT FROM YOUR INFO.ONCE AGAIN THANKS GERRY :tazz:
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Beware AOL v7 (possibly), definitely version 9.0

AOL is notorious software, it can really screw up anybodies system - we recently witnessed a perfectly good win2000 system rendered useless for internet access by aol9.

Check compatability with AOL 7 with windows 95 - you will need system software updates, assuming aol 7 doesn't do this for you - DCOM components.

AOL works by installing a 'virtual' network adapter on your pc - hit and miss with win95 I would have thought.

Use another computer and check with aol first - is my advice ... think about upgrading to Windows 98 Second Edition - more secure for internet access, when patched with necessary updates.

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THANKS LINUX,YEAH I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN BY AOL,IT SEEMS TO TAKE OVER YOUR SYSTEM,I HAVE ALSO BEEN HAVING TROUBLE WITH THEM.ONCE I AM SIGNED ON AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I KEEP GETTING DISCONNECTED
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