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Ok. Thats good information. Now we know what you are dealing with. Lets try putting the Dos 6.2 disk 1 in there and booting from that. What happens then?
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i have created a boot disk of win 95 from bootdisk.com and i boot off it and it says disk I/0 error
replace the disk, and then press any key.
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i put the dos 6.2 disk 1 in and it saya booting frm removable media
starting MS-DOS.data error reading drive a
abort, retry, ignore, fail?
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I hate to say it but it sounds like the floppy drive is dead or dying. Can you go to bootdisk.com and make a Dos 6.2 boot disk?
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i dont have a boot disk on any of my pcs
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i put the dos 6.2 disk 1 in and it saya booting frm removable media
starting MS-DOS.data error reading drive a
abort, retry, ignore, fail?


Try pressing R (for retry) a couple of times them press F (for fail). Sometimes that works.
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no sorry that does not work
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Can you replace the floppy drive? They are pretty cheap to buy. If you do that you should take the old one out and look at the coonections but they are most likely still the same.
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i have just tried installing windows 3.11 again and this time it works and loads properly and i am on it now but the mouse is really stickey what should i do it hardley moves
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also when i open windows media player it opens an error message as there are no MCI device driver installed on your system. use the drivers option in control panel to install MCI device drivers. what do i need to do
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Right on. Good job!

Take the ball out of the mouse underneath and you will see two rollers. Clean those as there is probably some dirt built up. If you take it completely apart make sure you ground yourself by touching something metal to get rid of static in your body so you don't fry the chips. If you do take it apart its best not to touch the circuit board at all.
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the mouse slides out from underneath the laptop as in the first picture i sent you on page 1
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Go to Control Panel and see if you can find the Audio device, Sound or whatever and look for update driver or some such. But you may have a really hard time finding 3.1 drivers for that.
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what should i do about the mouse then
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Same thing. Try rotating the collar around the ball to remove it and clean the rollers. They look like plastic rods. I scrape them very gently with a small sharp knife.
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