Re: installing Windows 95
You can't boot from the Windows 95 CD, so you'll have to boot from either a diskette or the hard disk. Booting from a diskette clearly doesn't work (you can't run the setup from the cd then), so you must boot from the hard disk. Your idea was right.
It's not clear what you mean with "all of the cd.sys files". What I should do after the sys c: is to copy ALL files of the boot diskette (including autoexec.bat and config.sys and whatever more it contains) to the root of the c-drive. Then you should be able to boot from it (because of the sys-command) and the cd should be recognised (because of the autoexec.bat and config.sys and everything).
The only problem could be that the drivers on the diskette don't support this particular cd-rom on a modular bay. Then you're stuck until you find the right driver for it.
I think that Windows CD's from ME upwards are bootable. It could even be you find a bootable Windows 98 SE CD. But that requires, of course, that your laptop is able to boot from this CD in the first place. That's not sure from your post.
The alternative would be to install Windows 95 from diskette. That's possible, given the right set of diskettes. Those did exist, as told by -0.html?forumID=6&threadID=359445&messageID=3128327, but I wonder if you can still find or even assemble a fully working set.
Best of luck.
Was this reply helpful? (0) (0)