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So, you may need to make sure the BIOS is set up for the particular translation mode of your Hard Drive. You can also find and install a driver called dynamic disk overlay that serves as a medium between a large disk drive and the old BIOS. This allows me to get into MS-DOS. On the next two pages of the Create Shortcut wizard, you can select a name and icon for your batch file.

About CNET Privacy Policy Ad Choice Terms of Use Mobile User Agreement Help Center An error (403 Forbidden) has occurred in response to this request. The game (which you haven't described) that you're attempting to get going could also have problems with your current hardware as well..."Channeling the spirit of jboy..." Report • #16 Nate1n22 April Computing.Net cannot verify the validity of the statements made on this site. Report • #11 mickliq April 7, 2011 at 13:46:48 When Win95 1st came out, most systems ony had 16MB RAM, high end systems came with 32MB or 64MB. http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-95/windows-95-problem/170698.html

A good disk scanner can usually fix the errors. If you get a specific error message, base your troubleshooting on this information. When I added a new Hard Drive, all my drive letters changed! Problem Description In both cases, the machine exhibiting the problem has a persistent drive mapping. (Persistent drive mappings are mappings that are reconnected automatically when you start Windows 95.

  1. Does anyone have any other suggestions?
  2. Track this discussion and email me when there are updates If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and
  3. In 98 or earlier we don't have much facility ...as you said you got your data completely and you are now safe side so that leave restoration of windows because it's
  4. I second this solution it is best and last way to do.
  5. Report • #2 T-R-A October 3, 2015 at 20:45:54 Other than the suggestion that OtheHill made, there's little that could be done other than replacing the drive.
  6. MUCH BETTER than before when it would take 20-30 retries.Thank you for everyone's help!

People suggested the laser lens might be dirty. Report • #13 DAVEINCAPS April 8, 2011 at 21:32:05 Maybe it'd be easier to find an old P-I or maybe P-II at goodwill or a garage sale instead of trying to Every CD I've put in...the drive has read the disc on the first or second try. Information about updating your antivirus program can be found on document CH000533 and information about what antivirus programs are available can be found on document CH000514.

by sfselect / April 21, 2004 7:05 AM PDT In reply to: (NT) And can't you transfer them back from MS-DOS? Both the >350MHz processor bug and the >2.1GHz processor bugs are well documented and both can be resolved.See this:http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/141... Changing the way programs load into memory, removing lines that are not necessary, and changing the order of lines in your config.sys can all help with improving the speed of your by Kees Bakker / April 21, 2004 6:53 AM PDT In reply to: Windows 95 -start-up problems .

But when I put a CD in, it spins the CD for like 3 seconds, then just stops/"gives up". This is normal. I have a large Hard Drive, but my system says it is around 500 MB in size. Report • #18 Nate1n22 April 11, 2011 at 15:50:38 "Blank Floppy Disk or Blank CD"This computer wont read writable disc's, but I have an external disc drive.

If your computer does not have a virus protection program, you may want to consider installing a program to make sure no viruses are causing your problems. Would that work? All Rights ReservedAd Choices The information on Computing.Net is the opinions of its users. Your letters will change if you have created a primary partition on the new drive.

If it is not auto-detectable by the BIOS, it is likely a drive failure. This must be done before it can be used. If it is detectable, then the drive is probably fine. Report • Related Solutions› [Solved] CD/DVD ROM Drive problems › CD rom drives do not function › [Solved] How to install Windows 95 on Vista computer? › English Language for windows

It's one of those with that media console that has the CD-ROM and floppy drive separate from the tower.The problem I'm having is that the CD drive is only sporadically reading I connected a second drive(E)with 3 gigs and moved everything to that drive thinking I would be able to boot up from that drive. Recopy COMMAND.COM, AUTOEXEC.BAT, and CONFIG.SYS, then retest. Yes No I don't know View Results Poll Finishes In 7 Days.Discuss in The LoungePoll History Advertising Info | Privacy Policy | Terms Of Use© Compnet Ventures, LLC.

If so, the drive and controller are fine. Report • Start a discussion Ask Your QuestionEnter more details...Thousands of users waiting to help!Ask now Weekly Poll Do you think Marissa Mayer deserves a large severance payout from Yahoo!? When I run a scan disk utility, it finds occasional errors.

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Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community. If you believe that your startup errors are associated with another program, refer to our basic software troubleshooting. Also I wanted Windows 95 because I want to play an old game that runs on Windows 95. Report • #15 T-R-A April 10, 2011 at 16:11:02 "While initializing device IOS: Windows protection error.

I don't think that solved the problem...the drive wouldn't even read the CD cleaning disc! (It finally read it after 23-something retries.) The drive still had problems reading CDs after putting I removed one of them and now the computer is saying:While initializing device IOS:Windows protection error. Boot the system off a floppy. Software ▼ Security and Virus Office Software PC Gaming See More...

If you ever want to change the persistent drive mappings, simply edit the batch file. Have you prepared the drive? The computer had enough memory to istall Windows XP, so I find this error invalid.I have 1gb of ram. In particular, the translation mode affects how the system reads data off the drive sectors.

Ensure that if programs are loading automatically, the errors are not associated with these programs. See the above "Error messages while Windows is loading" section for steps on how to do this. Otherwise, just divide the drive into more than one partition, each being less than 2 GB in size. You need to update the BIOS.

Additional information about regaining hard drive space can be found on document CH000528. Below are steps that can be taken to restore a backup of these files. After viewing the contents of the network drive in Explorer, the red X goes away, and the drive is accessible -- until the next time Windows 95 is started, when the Check for viruses.

If you get the error message, there is a chance your drive is dead or dying. Check the master/slave jumper on the back of the drive and consult your manual for correct settings. Can I mount the drive sideways? Ensure that no errors or conflicts exist in the Device Manager.

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