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Windows 95? Not Booting onto Windows


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I have a friend who has a computer and asked me to help them with their Windows 95 Laptop. But when I tried to boot I figured it would've boot onto Windows 95, I've had a Windows 98 before that I used to use so I figured this would just boot up. But it didn't all I could access was the BIOs, so since the problem was orginally it's password being corrupted I decided to remove the battery from the motherboard. Which then when I restarted afterwards it came to the same normal system scan and then the screen went black but the computer is still on. So I went to shut down and it asked me whether I wanted it to or not and when I said no the screen was saying it needed a boot disk so I inserted said boot disk and it still didn't work. :whistling: The Bios is old it's a Opti Viper 557/558 I think it was version 7.2 or something like that. If you need more info just ask. Though I truly don't know anything about this kind of Bios or computer. I'm so used to 98 and XP and this thing didn't even boot. The friend says they don't need a boot disk normally so I don't understand it. =/ The copyright says 1987-1997 I don't know how must help that is but it's important that I get it fixed since they need something on it.
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think it might be the hard drive?..can U pull it and plug it in another computer as a slave?..
then see if its being seen in my computer..also download dianostics programs from the drive manufactorer and run that.. :whistling:
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=/ I don't have another comp to plug it into. Or at least I don't think I do... :help: I don't think it would match with a regular comp's. And my Windows XP laptop I don't want to take apart to try and check. Erm... How would you plug it into another computer. :whistling: Sorry I'm really, unexperienced in some areas of computers. So please be patient. :blink:
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Since you said you have a laptop, the only way is an external USB case made specifically for the laptop drive..
If you have a desktop available, you can plug it in as a slave drive, but you would need an adapter for the laptop drive.
It is all possible.

And, it sounds like it lost the boot files. You should not need a boot disk under normal circumstances.

ADAPTER CABLE
HARD DRIVE ENCLOSURE
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