Posted 07 April 2005 - 04:13 PM
Posted 07 April 2005 - 04:40 PM
you need a windos cd or floppies to ruun setup
Posted 07 April 2005 - 07:19 PM
Posted 08 April 2005 - 05:12 AM
Windows 95 and 98 had a remarkable ability to actually move a drive from one system to another and have windows hardware detection actually kick in half the time, and simply reinstall new hardware.
All you need is a windows cd...if it lacks a driver, windows setup will ask for the CD.
It sounds like you have a machine where this will not work? (did you try it?)
Posted 08 April 2005 - 05:29 PM
Posted 08 April 2005 - 05:36 PM
Given your description, it sounds like your boot record is messed up
Do you have (i feel like I said this before)
a windows cd
the windows installation floppies
What are you trying to do? Why are you moving disks around? It would help to know what you are trying to accomplish
Posted 09 April 2005 - 05:56 PM
what I was trying to do was inter- change drives One was working great. I wanted to see what I had on the other drive both have win95 on them . I thought I could just swap.....
My question is how to I boot to windows???????
Edited by Relocito, 09 April 2005 - 06:00 PM.
Posted 09 April 2005 - 07:44 PM
This is what happens when your computer boots.
A) power on self test (post)
b) Computer looks at boot record on first track of drive, loads whatever is there.
c) Windows starts, based on the hardware If you put a harddrive with windows on it from another computer, it sees that the HARDWARE is different and sometimes---sometimes, it will try to install the hardware drivers and start....sometimes, it just dies.
Yours just died.
Could be the hardware is so different, could be the mbr is bad. You may be able to restore the master boot record, but you may not
What you SHOULD do in your situation is return the original drive to the computer, then add the second drive as a slave, if all you want it to retrieve data.
Posted 11 April 2005 - 11:46 AM
Can't change directories.
"mbr" what is that
Posted 11 April 2005 - 12:42 PM
fdisk /mbr from a floppy, but I am trying to tell you that something more is going on here (likely)
Is there are reason why
"What you SHOULD do in your situation is return the original drive to the computer, then add the second drive as a slave, if all you want it to retrieve data."
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