I need to re-install w'95 on an older HP desktop. What is SOP? fdisk,format,then use the restore cd that came with the system?
What command do I use to launch the cd? Is it on the system restore floppy? It's not my machine so is it fairly straight-forward?
As long as the "restore" CD and Floppy are for that system it is very straight forward. Just put the cd in the drive and the floppy in it's drive and reboot the system. it will take over from there. (it will format the drive and load the software automaticly)
Guess what? No floppy! [img]/forum/frown.gif[/img] Can still kind-sorta
get into windows. Could I create a recovery
system backup disk and use that to fdisk and
format then restore from the cd? I think that
an install over existing windows was tried
and that's whats making the machine strange.
If I can resurrect this unit my friend will
will owe me and the team many many rc5 blocks. [img]/forum/biggrin.gif[/img]
I am not sure if on the CD there is an image of what should be on the floppy [img]/forum/frown.gif[/img] You might check HP's website and see if they have any information concerning "restoring" (usually the restore CD is a "compressed image" of the OS and included software. (meaning you cant do just a selective portion reinstallation)
Sorry that I'm not much more help!
Thanks mtnsnow. I did the obvious thing. I went to HP and got the instructions. Put the restore CD in and hit F8 when the logo comes up. If you can read (I wonder sometimes if I can) follow the instructions. It's funny how you can act when a machine gets sick. It's like your kid getting sick-sometimes your mind goes to never-never land! See ya- [img]/forum/smile.gif[/img]
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