formatting c: drive

  davewarr 12:53 16 Apr 2003

i have formated a c: drive on an old computer but the computer will not run the cd to re load windows 95. at the command prompt i just get D:> everything i put in just gives bad command. i have tried start,startup,run,setup,win95,win,windows etc etc with no joy a:> works fine c:> dir shows some files left on my hard drive d:> dir shows one virtual file ~mssetup any suggestions

  pj123 13:02 16 Apr 2003

You need to start your computer with a boot disk that contains the CD drivers. If you haven't got one email me and I will send you one.

You would also need to go into the BIOS and make sure your PC looks for the floppy disk first.

  The Sack 13:03 16 Apr 2003

Did you format it in FAT 32? the original Windows 95 was FAT 16 only

  eccomputers 13:04 16 Apr 2003

its all down to the floppy disk you used, has it loaded the cd-rom driver?

What happens if you type dir E:
or dir Q:

Some floppies tend to give different reference letters to the cd-rom

If dir E: does work, type the following..
cd win95

  Belatucadrus 13:19 16 Apr 2003

A windows 95 startup disk doesn't include any CD drivers, you need either Ultimate boot disk click here or a W95 startup disk with generic drivers.

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