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Compaq won't load Win 95/Can't reinstall
orestes Oct-30-00 04:58 PM
Hi Larry,
Followed your advice re: the old compaq that wouldn't boot from the hard disk. It does now, and loads Windows 3.1, but it won't load the win 95 add on, and it crashes when ever I try to reinstall the win 95 add on.
Any suggestions?


1. RE: Compaq won't load Win 95/Can't reinstall
lbyard Oct-30-00 06:36 PM
In response to message 0
Please elaborate "crashes." Do you get an error message? Exactly what happens? Larry

2. RE: Compaq won't load Win 95/Can't reinstall
orestes Oct-30-00 08:23 PM
In response to message 1
It just defaults to c:
when the Win 95 set up program is running.

3. RE: Compaq won't load Win 95/Can't reinstall
stevehenry Nov-07-00 04:08 AM
In response to message 0
for 8 horrible weeks i owned a compaq computer. during one of my many conversations with the various tech support people, one mentioned in passing that when win95 came out, the standard version wouldn't install on compaq machines. that you had to run compaq's special tweaked version. I thought it was bull, but when IE4 came out, the microsoft download site stated that compaq owners had to wait for the compaq version to be released!

on another note, try copying the win95 folder from the cd to the harddrive, then click on setup and see if it will install from the hard drive


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