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windows 95...please help!


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andrew12345

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my laptops OS is windows 95. it used to work but now it doesnt, when i turn it on it says 'please insert system disk'. i hav tried downloading boot disks off the internet to use. but these all end up with needing a cdrom, BUT MY LAPTOP HAS NO CDROM DRIVE!!!! is there any way i can install win95 and get it to work again without a cdrom? thanx :tazz:
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Unless you have Win95 on floppy, you're a bit stuffed basically.

Anyway the boot disks don't NEED a CDRom but they all come with CD drivers as standard, which is the main reason why you use bootdisks really, to get access to a CD Unit at a command prompt.
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Hi andrew12345...

Been a while since I've done this, but try this.

Restart with the startup disk (bootdisk) in the drive. If you get an options screen , press the Shift key and F5 at the same time to get the command prompt (A:\)...(It may go directly to the command prompt depending on what version bootdisk you have). At the A:\ prompt, type fdisk/mbr and press enter. When this process is complete, remove the startup disk and reboot.

Note...if that command doesn't work, add a space between fdisk and /mbr fdisk /mbr

Let me know how it goes...

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Edited by wannabe1, 24 October 2005 - 12:26 AM.

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hi, thanks for tryin to help. when i typed that thing it said 'the master boot code has NOT been updated'. i tried doing it with the space and the response was the same. what should i do now? thanks
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andrew12345

If the fdisk/mbr command wouldn't run, chances are that this one won't either, but you can still give it a try.

Restart with the startup disk (bootdisk) in the drive. If you get an options screen , press the Shift key and F5 at the same time to get the command prompt (A:\)...(It may go directly to the command prompt depending on what version bootdisk you have). At the A:\ prompt, type C: and press enter. At the C:\ prompt, type windows\command\scandisk and press enter. When this process is complete, remove the startup disk and reboot.

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