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Tom Beers

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Windows 95 problems.
« on: June 30, 2005, 03:08:51 PM »
Hi, I have some problems with my copy of windows 95, when I load it up it doesn't load and goes to the C:\> command prompt and when I put my boot disk in it told me the the errors are:

cd1.sys is either corrupt or missing.
Their is an error with config.sys.
Device driver 'BANANA' not found.

I have had trouble with these files before, but that was sorted out, so I think they must just have been moved, so please can you tell me where they will most probably have gone and where they should be, thank you.

merlin_2

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Re: Windows 95 problems.
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2005, 03:29:00 PM »
arh the famous boot disk......ok  hear is what i would do load it  at the A:\>  (type this after it)* sys  c:           a message should appear files transfered*.......now load the win95 disk........some firms are still using 95 :)

so its A:\> sys  c:         remember the space between sys and the c..................ok.......
« Last Edit: June 30, 2005, 03:30:34 PM by merlin_2 »

Tom_Beers

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Re: Windows 95 problems.
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2005, 03:34:55 PM »
Thanks,  :), I'll try that.

Note: I have a bootdisk from bootdisk.com, but not the win95 floppys.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2005, 03:36:30 PM by Tom_Beers »

merlin_2

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Re: Windows 95 problems.
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2005, 03:44:15 PM »
more info here if needed>.http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000186.htm

three files are needed to boot win9x.........

Tom_Beers

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Re: Windows 95 problems.
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2005, 03:44:23 PM »
Thanks alot, now the only problem now is the BANANA device driver not being found.

merlin_2

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Re: Windows 95 problems.
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2005, 03:45:53 PM »
Take no notice of that........is just does it...then i again i can remember so long ago....more info here for the future>>http://www.everythingcomputers.com/windows_boot_disk.htm
« Last Edit: June 30, 2005, 03:52:44 PM by merlin_2 »

Computer_Commando

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Re: Windows 95 problems.
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2005, 07:13:29 PM »
I think BANANA is DOS driver for CDROM.  Ignore it.

Tom_Beers

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Re: Windows 95 problems.
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2005, 02:23:03 AM »
Oh, but if it doesn't matter why wont anything load? Because that is the only problem that is says ???.

Tom_Beers

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Re: Windows 95 problems.
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2005, 03:21:46 AM »
Alright, it turns out cd1.sys is still missing and config.sys has an error on line 5 (I hate win95...), line reads:

STACKS=0,0

Hope you lot know what to do :).

merlin_2

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Re: Windows 95 problems.
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2005, 04:34:11 AM »
more info>http://www.geocities.com/~budallen/setup.html#Unable%20To%20Install

all this hassle all because of the cdrom driver?

Tom_Beers

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Re: Windows 95 problems.
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2005, 04:58:26 AM »
I know about that 'BANANA' thing now, I don't have a cd-rom drive so thats why, and thanks for that link to the config.sys layout, I don't suppose you know what the cd1.sys layout should look like do you?

merlin_2

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Re: Windows 95 problems.
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2005, 05:06:29 AM »

Tom_Beers

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Re: Windows 95 problems.
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2005, 05:48:31 AM »
Alright, thanks all of that seems to be fixed, yet it still doesn't load and goes straight to the command prompt, here is exactly what it say:

No drives found, aborting installation

Warning: the high memory area (HMA) is not available.
Aditional low memory (640K) will be used instead.

C:\>mode con codepage prepare=((850) C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\ega.cpi

Code page operation not supported on this device

C:\>mode con codepage select=850
Device error during select

C:\>keyb uk,,C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\keyboard.sys

C:\>
C:\>SET PATH=C:\PROGRA~1\RELEC~1;C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND

C:\>
C:\>SET PATH=C:\PROGRA~1\REFLEC~1;C:\PROGRA~1\REFLEC~1;C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND

C:\>

C:\>

All that doesn't seem very important to me, can you see anything wrong with it?

Tom_Beers

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Re: Windows 95 problems.
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2005, 07:06:15 AM »
I have been messing around with it for a while now, and the only problem, is that device driver, is there anyway I can download it, fix it or disable it, also is their any way of getting into the bios while my pc is in this state?
« Last Edit: July 01, 2005, 07:07:40 AM by Tom_Beers »

merlin_2

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Re: Windows 95 problems.
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2005, 11:34:13 AM »
bios.......del/ctrl key on boot.......depends on the make....but you need the cdrom drivers......and you need to format the drive and fdisk it........

have  a read>>>>http://www.computerhope.com/ac.htm#5


try this......load the boot floppy at the a:\> type format C:                     its should display a message all files will be lost..when the finishes take the disk out in case it wants to re-boot.. stick the disk back in and now...type fdisk after the prompt..when you have done that now use this one A:|> SYS  C:.....see how you get on.....