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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.....

Tom_Beers

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Re: Windows 95 problems.
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2005, 03:07:08 PM »
Thanks the bios didn't help...

But erm won't your tip wipe windows 95 of my pc at the same time?

merlin_2

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Re: Windows 95 problems.
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2005, 03:59:16 PM »
i thought that what you were trying to install win95



Tom_Beers

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Re: Windows 95 problems.
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2005, 04:16:00 PM »
Err... nope.

merlin_2

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Re: Windows 95 problems.
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2005, 04:18:44 PM »
Tom Beers
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 Windows 95 problems.
on: Jun 30th, 2005, 3:08pm  Quote  Modify  

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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:



either use the win95 cd... with commands>.....not the boot  floppy....

Tom_Beers

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Re: Windows 95 problems.
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2005, 04:28:25 PM »
I suppose that could have sounded like I was installing it, but I'm not, and like I said, I don't have the win95 disk and it now just wont load (typical windows 95...), the only error being the 'BANANA' one, now if you could help me fix that I would be grateful.

merlin_2

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Re: Windows 95 problems.
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2005, 04:43:24 PM »
did you try the<  holding down the f5 key.on boot up>...i think thats the one for safemode......

Tom_Beers

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Re: Windows 95 problems.
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2005, 04:46:43 PM »
Really? No I didn't know that thanks, I'll give that a go tomoro but I'm off to bed now, night.

merlin_2

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Re: Windows 95 problems.
« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2005, 04:48:52 PM »

Tom_Beers

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Re: Windows 95 problems.
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2005, 04:38:10 AM »
Nah that didn't work... I give up, there is no problem yet it still won't work, I think I'll buy a win95 off eBay and re-install it, thanks for your help though.

merlin_2

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Re: Windows 95 problems.
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2005, 07:42:48 AM »

Tom_Beers

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Re: Windows 95 problems.
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2005, 10:50:31 AM »
Thanks, but I prefer the object-orientated OSs.

Also, because that is old and would be considered 'antique software', I expect it would be more expensive than win95.
« Last Edit: July 02, 2005, 10:51:48 AM by Tom_Beers »

merlin_2

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Re: Windows 95 problems.
« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2005, 11:05:17 AM »
Its a free o/s that msoft abondoned??the for runner of 95/98

Tom_Beers

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Re: Windows 95 problems.
« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2005, 01:53:57 PM »
Oh really, cool, yeah I'll download it then, thanks.

iammichael5

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Re: Windows 95 problems.
« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2005, 07:46:02 AM »
edit config.sys
rem device=banana.sys
rem device=cd1.sys