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Old January 12th, 2005, 08:43 PM
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Someone, please help?! I have an old pentium200 from '97 running windows 95, which will not load. I cannot get to a c:\ nor do i have a bootdisk (which gateway told me i needed) So, I downloaded it from bootdisc.com and when i turn on computer with disk in, an error message reads, non-system disk or disk error, replace and hit any key. I extracted the files as directed from the zip file and everything it asked. Now what? How do I get rid of everything on this computer and reload from scratch? Sincerely, frustrated
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Old January 12th, 2005, 09:33 PM
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What do you see when you try to boot without the diskette?

Have you opened it up and checked if there's loose cables?
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Old January 13th, 2005, 05:25 AM
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Also, what do you have as far as CD's or diskettes to reinstall from?

I see you only have 1 post and are new to here. If my responses aren't on the ball enough, others better than me can jump in.
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Old January 13th, 2005, 05:38 AM
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Howdy and welcome to CTH:

First of all, go to www.bootdisk.com and download the boot files for Win98.. Once you download it, put a clean, formatted floppy in a: drive and run the download to install the boot files on the floppy..

Now, boot the computer using that bootdisk.. Once you get to a: prompt, put your Win95 cd into the cd-rom drive, change the prompt to the cd-rom drive letter (will probably be one letter higher than normal) and type in "setup" (no quotes)..

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Old January 17th, 2005, 01:16 AM
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thank you, i will try to download the boot files for win98...i recently received another computer from the inlaws and connected it, so i will try this as soon as possible. i do have the original windows 95 cd, gateway seemed to think i have a motherboard problem, but i will try this before giving up hope.
thanks again
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Old January 17th, 2005, 01:21 AM
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nothing happens, there is a flashing cursor and eventually a black screen...what wires am i looking for to be loose? I got to a c: prompt at one point and saved some files off of the c: but then i let it sit and tried to reboot later and never was able to get to a c: prompt. gateway told me to run the bootdisc...and this is how far i got.
i am going to take murrays suggestion and get a win98 bootdisc...then load the win95 cd setup...
thank you for your response
cwiz
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Old January 17th, 2005, 01:26 AM
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i only have a diskett containg the ultra integrated controller ATA files for windows 95 or UATA. it says to keep it with the windows 95 operating system cd shipped with system.
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Old January 17th, 2005, 02:37 AM
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Are you saying that you have no Windows95 CD?
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