win95 q-



okeefe58
07-09-2005, 11:39 PM
I have an old 486sx that has(had) win3.11 on it-i wanted to try to put put
win95 on it, but after not being touched for years, when i turned it on, i
got "non-system disk or disk error-replace and restart" is there anything i
can do? is there an ms-dos program or command to try to recover? also,
system doesnt recognize a cd-rom i put in it for grins-if or when i ever get
win95 on it-it will then be recognized, right? (i realiize this is winxp, but
where else would i ask these q's?--any links would be appreciated-(newbie))

dennis
okeefe58@yahoo.com

David H. Lipman
07-09-2005, 11:39 PM
From: "okeefe58" <okeefe58@discussions.microsoft.com>

| I have an old 486sx that has(had) win3.11 on it-i wanted to try to put put
| win95 on it, but after not being touched for years, when i turned it on, i
| got "non-system disk or disk error-replace and restart" is there anything i
| can do? is there an ms-dos program or command to try to recover? also,
| system doesnt recognize a cd-rom i put in it for grins-if or when i ever get
| win95 on it-it will then be recognized, right? (i realiize this is winxp, but
| where else would i ask these q's?--any links would be appreciated-(newbie))
|
| dennis
| okeefe58@yahoo.com

This is a Windows XP News Group and and you are asking an Off opic question.

Both Win95 and Win3.x or old, unsupported Operating Systems.

A 486sx is a limited CPU which can't even handle more than 16MB RAM.

Junk it !

That is unless you all of a sudden gain great knowledge in computing and make use of it for
a specialized pupose. However, it is a 32 bit computer based processor with only a 16bit
path. It's junk !

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:39 PM
Check and see if there is a floppy disk in the floppy drive
that was inadvertenly left in.

Initial Startup Phase
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prmc_str_lays.asp

Windows 95 How-To Guide
http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=%2fsupport%2fwindows%2fhowto%2f95%2fdefault.asp

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"okeefe58" wrote:

| I have an old 486sx that has(had) win3.11 on it-i wanted to try to put put
| win95 on it, but after not being touched for years, when i turned it on, i
| got "non-system disk or disk error-replace and restart" is there anything i
| can do? is there an ms-dos program or command to try to recover? also,
| system doesnt recognize a cd-rom i put in it for grins-if or when i ever get
| win95 on it-it will then be recognized, right? (i realiize this is winxp, but
| where else would i ask these q's?--any links would be appreciated-(newbie))
|
| dennis
| okeefe58@yahoo.com

Jim Macklin
07-09-2005, 11:39 PM
If you had a dead mule, how much would you be willing to
spend at the vet?


--
The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
some support
http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm



"okeefe58" <okeefe58@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
news:850C951C-DC8E-42D0-BE13-B857AF7B8340@microsoft.com...
|I have an old 486sx that has(had) win3.11 on it-i wanted to
try to put put
| win95 on it, but after not being touched for years, when i
turned it on, i
| got "non-system disk or disk error-replace and restart"
is there anything i
| can do? is there an ms-dos program or command to try to
recover? also,
| system doesnt recognize a cd-rom i put in it for grins-if
or when i ever get
| win95 on it-it will then be recognized, right? (i realiize
this is winxp, but
| where else would i ask these q's?--any links would be
appreciated-(newbie))
|
| dennis
| okeefe58@yahoo.com

Don MI
07-09-2005, 11:39 PM
"okeefe58" <okeefe58@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:850C951C-DC8E-42D0-BE13-B857AF7B8340@microsoft.com...
>I have an old 486sx that has(had) win3.11 on it-i wanted to try to put put
> win95 on it, but after not being touched for years, when i turned it on, i
> got "non-system disk or disk error-replace and restart" is there anything
> i
> can do? is there an ms-dos program or command to try to recover? also,
> system doesnt recognize a cd-rom i put in it for grins-if or when i ever
> get
> win95 on it-it will then be recognized, right? (i realiize this is winxp,
> but
> where else would i ask these q's?--any links would be
> appreciated-(newbie))
>
> dennis
> okeefe58@yahoo.com

Not likely your old computer has a BIOS that supports boot from CD.

You may find a boot disk here: http://bootdisk.com/ that will allow you to
boot your junker to DOS and play with it. Recall that if you want to try to
install Windows 95 from a CD, you will need to add the drivers and entries
in boot files to support the drive.

Don

David H. Lipman
07-09-2005, 11:39 PM
From: "David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net>

Correction:

It's a 32bit processor with no math co-processor with 32 bit path. Still junk however.


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http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm

BR549
07-09-2005, 11:39 PM
You need to load dos cdrom drivers to recognize the cdrom. Go to
bootdisk.com and you can download a dos floppy image with cdrom drivers on
it.

"okeefe58" <okeefe58@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:850C951C-DC8E-42D0-BE13-B857AF7B8340@microsoft.com...
I have an old 486sx that has(had) win3.11 on it-i wanted to try to put put
win95 on it, but after not being touched for years, when i turned it on, i
got "non-system disk or disk error-replace and restart" is there anything i
can do? is there an ms-dos program or command to try to recover? also,
system doesnt recognize a cd-rom i put in it for grins-if or when i ever get
win95 on it-it will then be recognized, right? (i realiize this is winxp,
but
where else would i ask these q's?--any links would be appreciated-(newbie))

dennis
okeefe58@yahoo.com

okeefe58
07-09-2005, 11:39 PM
thanx don,br549,carey, and even jim-your replies are helpful-i like old dead
donkies jim! i've had my first pc for 6months, and stopped my mother from
throwing out her 486 (sorry jim) i bought some old win95 games on ebay
(command/conquer95,etc.) that wont work with my pc, no matter what i do. was
hoping i could get them going on the 486, but i know thats probebly wishful
thinking--

"okeefe58" wrote:

> I have an old 486sx that has(had) win3.11 on it-i wanted to try to put put
> win95 on it, but after not being touched for years, when i turned it on, i
> got "non-system disk or disk error-replace and restart" is there anything i
> can do? is there an ms-dos program or command to try to recover? also,
> system doesnt recognize a cd-rom i put in it for grins-if or when i ever get
> win95 on it-it will then be recognized, right? (i realiize this is winxp, but
> where else would i ask these q's?--any links would be appreciated-(newbie))
>
> dennis
> okeefe58@yahoo.com

philo
07-09-2005, 11:39 PM
okeefe58 wrote:
> I have an old 486sx that has(had) win3.11 on it-i wanted to try to put put
> win95 on it, but after not being touched for years, when i turned it on, i
> got "non-system disk or disk error-replace and restart" is there anything i
> can do? is there an ms-dos program or command to try to recover? also,
> system doesnt recognize a cd-rom i put in it for grins-if or when i ever get
> win95 on it-it will then be recognized, right? (i realiize this is winxp, but
> where else would i ask these q's?--any links would be appreciated-(newbie))


a 486 will run win95 just fine.
since it's been sitting for a while the cmos battery may be dead and
your settings may have been lost.

see if the bios can properly detect the HD.
if the setting don't hold...
you may need a new cmos battery

btw: it's not true at all about the 486 not being able to addrss more
than 16 megs of ram
although 4- 8 megs of ram is enough to run win95...

it's the 286 processor that can only addrss 16 megs of ram

Jim Macklin
07-09-2005, 11:39 PM
AS long as you know that you're into antiques and
resurrection. Replace the BIOS battery, configure the BIOS
to match the specs that are hopefully printed on the label
for the hard drive. Those old computers did not detect all
the hardware the way new systems do.
You'll need to tell the BIOS what the hard drive's
cylinders, heads and such are before it can be read.


--
The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
some support
http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm



"okeefe58" <okeefe58@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
news:031D008E-E006-4943-B0C7-8064F56844EA@microsoft.com...
| thanx don,br549,carey, and even jim-your replies are
helpful-i like old dead
| donkies jim! i've had my first pc for 6months, and stopped
my mother from
| throwing out her 486 (sorry jim) i bought some old win95
games on ebay
| (command/conquer95,etc.) that wont work with my pc, no
matter what i do. was
| hoping i could get them going on the 486, but i know thats
probebly wishful
| thinking--
|
| "okeefe58" wrote:
|
| > I have an old 486sx that has(had) win3.11 on it-i wanted
to try to put put
| > win95 on it, but after not being touched for years, when
i turned it on, i
| > got "non-system disk or disk error-replace and restart"
is there anything i
| > can do? is there an ms-dos program or command to try to
recover? also,
| > system doesnt recognize a cd-rom i put in it for
grins-if or when i ever get
| > win95 on it-it will then be recognized, right? (i
realiize this is winxp, but
| > where else would i ask these q's?--any links would be
appreciated-(newbie))
| >
| > dennis
| > okeefe58@yahoo.com

okeefe58
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
i did all that jim, philo to no avail-(not the battery)i didnt manually put
in the specs, cause it detected and saved just fine-i just won a small hdrive
on ebay, so maybe i can figure out how to get files over to it-this was my
fathers pc before he passed, so i was kind of wanting to see it run again-
antiques and garage sales-i hope u dont have trouble falling asleep tonight
jim-(sniff,cough)

"okeefe58" wrote:

> I have an old 486sx that has(had) win3.11 on it-i wanted to try to put put
> win95 on it, but after not being touched for years, when i turned it on, i
> got "non-system disk or disk error-replace and restart" is there anything i
> can do? is there an ms-dos program or command to try to recover? also,
> system doesnt recognize a cd-rom i put in it for grins-if or when i ever get
> win95 on it-it will then be recognized, right? (i realiize this is winxp, but
> where else would i ask these q's?--any links would be appreciated-(newbie))
>
> dennis
> okeefe58@yahoo.com

Jim Macklin
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
Sorry about your father. My dad died almost 35 years ago,
long before computers (PCs). But I still have his slide
rules and his Curta. Curta.Org, Your Complete Curta
Calculator Site Curta.org for information about Curta
Calculators.
curta.org/ - 4k - May 20, 2005 - Cached - Similar
pages



--
The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
some support
http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm



"okeefe58" <okeefe58@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
news:D8FFFB2C-838D-4BBE-8EB1-5E750FBB3E8D@microsoft.com...
|i did all that jim, philo to no avail-(not the battery)i
didnt manually put
| in the specs, cause it detected and saved just fine-i just
won a small hdrive
| on ebay, so maybe i can figure out how to get files over
to it-this was my
| fathers pc before he passed, so i was kind of wanting to
see it run again-
| antiques and garage sales-i hope u dont have trouble
falling asleep tonight
| jim-(sniff,cough)
|
| "okeefe58" wrote:
|
| > I have an old 486sx that has(had) win3.11 on it-i wanted
to try to put put
| > win95 on it, but after not being touched for years, when
i turned it on, i
| > got "non-system disk or disk error-replace and restart"
is there anything i
| > can do? is there an ms-dos program or command to try to
recover? also,
| > system doesnt recognize a cd-rom i put in it for
grins-if or when i ever get
| > win95 on it-it will then be recognized, right? (i
realiize this is winxp, but
| > where else would i ask these q's?--any links would be
appreciated-(newbie))
| >
| > dennis
| > okeefe58@yahoo.com

okeefe58
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
and u wanted me to junk the 486-we could open an antiques and fossels shop-

"Jim Macklin" wrote:

> Sorry about your father. My dad died almost 35 years ago,
> long before computers (PCs). But I still have his slide
> rules and his Curta. Curta.Org, Your Complete Curta
> Calculator Site Curta.org for information about Curta
> Calculators.
> curta.org/ - 4k - May 20, 2005 - Cached - Similar
> pages
>
>
>
> --
> The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
> But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
> some support
> http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
>
>
>
> "okeefe58" <okeefe58@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
> news:D8FFFB2C-838D-4BBE-8EB1-5E750FBB3E8D@microsoft.com...
> |i did all that jim, philo to no avail-(not the battery)i
> didnt manually put
> | in the specs, cause it detected and saved just fine-i just
> won a small hdrive
> | on ebay, so maybe i can figure out how to get files over
> to it-this was my
> | fathers pc before he passed, so i was kind of wanting to
> see it run again-
> | antiques and garage sales-i hope u dont have trouble
> falling asleep tonight
> | jim-(sniff,cough)
> |
> | "okeefe58" wrote:
> |
> | > I have an old 486sx that has(had) win3.11 on it-i wanted
> to try to put put
> | > win95 on it, but after not being touched for years, when
> i turned it on, i
> | > got "non-system disk or disk error-replace and restart"
> is there anything i
> | > can do? is there an ms-dos program or command to try to
> recover? also,
> | > system doesnt recognize a cd-rom i put in it for
> grins-if or when i ever get
> | > win95 on it-it will then be recognized, right? (i
> realiize this is winxp, but
> | > where else would i ask these q's?--any links would be
> appreciated-(newbie))
> | >
> | > dennis
> | > okeefe58@yahoo.com
>
>
>

Jim Macklin
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
I think I've still got a pair of jeans I wore in jr. high
school.


--
The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
some support
http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm



"okeefe58" <okeefe58@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
news:B4990CFA-1D53-43EB-AAF3-5A7B93247700@microsoft.com...
| and u wanted me to junk the 486-we could open an antiques
and fossels shop-
|
| "Jim Macklin" wrote:
|
| > Sorry about your father. My dad died almost 35 years
ago,
| > long before computers (PCs). But I still have his slide
| > rules and his Curta. Curta.Org, Your Complete Curta
| > Calculator Site Curta.org for information about Curta
| > Calculators.
| > curta.org/ - 4k - May 20, 2005 - Cached - Similar
| > pages
| >
| >
| >
| > --
| > The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
| > But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
| > some support
| > http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
| >
| >
| >
| > "okeefe58" <okeefe58@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
| > message
| >
news:D8FFFB2C-838D-4BBE-8EB1-5E750FBB3E8D@microsoft.com...
| > |i did all that jim, philo to no avail-(not the
battery)i
| > didnt manually put
| > | in the specs, cause it detected and saved just fine-i
just
| > won a small hdrive
| > | on ebay, so maybe i can figure out how to get files
over
| > to it-this was my
| > | fathers pc before he passed, so i was kind of wanting
to
| > see it run again-
| > | antiques and garage sales-i hope u dont have trouble
| > falling asleep tonight
| > | jim-(sniff,cough)
| > |
| > | "okeefe58" wrote:
| > |
| > | > I have an old 486sx that has(had) win3.11 on it-i
wanted
| > to try to put put
| > | > win95 on it, but after not being touched for years,
when
| > i turned it on, i
| > | > got "non-system disk or disk error-replace and
restart"
| > is there anything i
| > | > can do? is there an ms-dos program or command to
try to
| > recover? also,
| > | > system doesnt recognize a cd-rom i put in it for
| > grins-if or when i ever get
| > | > win95 on it-it will then be recognized, right? (i
| > realiize this is winxp, but
| > | > where else would i ask these q's?--any links would
be
| > appreciated-(newbie))
| > | >
| > | > dennis
| > | > okeefe58@yahoo.com
| >
| >
| >

David H. Lipman
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
From: "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm>

| I think I've still got a pair of jeans I wore in jr. high
| school.
|

Yeah.... but I bet you don't fit in them ! ;-)

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm

Don MI
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
While OT, I would be interested in what success you had in getting the old
computer up and running.

Don

"okeefe58" <okeefe58@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B4990CFA-1D53-43EB-AAF3-5A7B93247700@microsoft.com...
> and u wanted me to junk the 486-we could open an antiques and fossels
> shop-
>
> "Jim Macklin" wrote:
>
>> Sorry about your father. My dad died almost 35 years ago,
>> long before computers (PCs). But I still have his slide
>> rules and his Curta. Curta.Org, Your Complete Curta
>> Calculator Site Curta.org for information about Curta
>> Calculators.
>> curta.org/ - 4k - May 20, 2005 - Cached - Similar
>> pages
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
>> But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
>> some support
>> http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
>>
>>
>>
>> "okeefe58" <okeefe58@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> message
>> news:D8FFFB2C-838D-4BBE-8EB1-5E750FBB3E8D@microsoft.com...
>> |i did all that jim, philo to no avail-(not the battery)i
>> didnt manually put
>> | in the specs, cause it detected and saved just fine-i just
>> won a small hdrive
>> | on ebay, so maybe i can figure out how to get files over
>> to it-this was my
>> | fathers pc before he passed, so i was kind of wanting to
>> see it run again-
>> | antiques and garage sales-i hope u dont have trouble
>> falling asleep tonight
>> | jim-(sniff,cough)
>> |
>> | "okeefe58" wrote:
>> |
>> | > I have an old 486sx that has(had) win3.11 on it-i wanted
>> to try to put put
>> | > win95 on it, but after not being touched for years, when
>> i turned it on, i
>> | > got "non-system disk or disk error-replace and restart"
>> is there anything i
>> | > can do? is there an ms-dos program or command to try to
>> recover? also,
>> | > system doesnt recognize a cd-rom i put in it for
>> grins-if or when i ever get
>> | > win95 on it-it will then be recognized, right? (i
>> realiize this is winxp, but
>> | > where else would i ask these q's?--any links would be
>> appreciated-(newbie))
>> | >
>> | > dennis
>> | > okeefe58@yahoo.com
>>
>>
>>

Jim Macklin
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
Actually, I'm still able to fit them, I was a tub at 16 and
am a trim 59 now.


--
The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
some support
http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm



"David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote in
message news:uTBTqXzXFHA.612@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| From: "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm>
|
|| I think I've still got a pair of jeans I wore in jr. high
|| school.
||
|
| Yeah.... but I bet you don't fit in them ! ;-)
|
| --
| Dave
| http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
| http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm
|
|

Jim Macklin
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
It might be possible to give the hard drive a gentle tap
when you power it up to get the platters turning. If it sat
a long time it could just be frozen.


--
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But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
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http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm



"Don MI <>" <d7macm8@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:exrgE70XFHA.3464@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
| While OT, I would be interested in what success you had in
getting the old
| computer up and running.
|
| Don
|
| "okeefe58" <okeefe58@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
| news:B4990CFA-1D53-43EB-AAF3-5A7B93247700@microsoft.com...
| > and u wanted me to junk the 486-we could open an
antiques and fossels
| > shop-
| >
| > "Jim Macklin" wrote:
| >
| >> Sorry about your father. My dad died almost 35 years
ago,
| >> long before computers (PCs). But I still have his
slide
| >> rules and his Curta. Curta.Org, Your Complete Curta
| >> Calculator Site Curta.org for information about Curta
| >> Calculators.
| >> curta.org/ - 4k - May 20, 2005 - Cached - Similar
| >> pages
| >>
| >>
| >>
| >> --
| >> The people think the Constitution protects their
rights;
| >> But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
| >> some support
| >> http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
| >>
| >>
| >>
| >> "okeefe58" <okeefe58@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
in
| >> message
| >>
news:D8FFFB2C-838D-4BBE-8EB1-5E750FBB3E8D@microsoft.com...
| >> |i did all that jim, philo to no avail-(not the
battery)i
| >> didnt manually put
| >> | in the specs, cause it detected and saved just fine-i
just
| >> won a small hdrive
| >> | on ebay, so maybe i can figure out how to get files
over
| >> to it-this was my
| >> | fathers pc before he passed, so i was kind of wanting
to
| >> see it run again-
| >> | antiques and garage sales-i hope u dont have trouble
| >> falling asleep tonight
| >> | jim-(sniff,cough)
| >> |
| >> | "okeefe58" wrote:
| >> |
| >> | > I have an old 486sx that has(had) win3.11 on it-i
wanted
| >> to try to put put
| >> | > win95 on it, but after not being touched for years,
when
| >> i turned it on, i
| >> | > got "non-system disk or disk error-replace and
restart"
| >> is there anything i
| >> | > can do? is there an ms-dos program or command to
try to
| >> recover? also,
| >> | > system doesnt recognize a cd-rom i put in it for
| >> grins-if or when i ever get
| >> | > win95 on it-it will then be recognized, right? (i
| >> realiize this is winxp, but
| >> | > where else would i ask these q's?--any links would
be
| >> appreciated-(newbie))
| >> | >
| >> | > dennis
| >> | > okeefe58@yahoo.com
| >>
| >>
| >>
|
|

David H. Lipman
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
From: "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm>

| Actually, I'm still able to fit them, I was a tub at 16 and
| am a trim 59 now.
|
| --
| The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
| But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
| some support
| http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
|

Lucky bastard ;-)

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm

Jim Macklin
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
Too poor to eat more and a membership at the Y.


"David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote in
message news:%23UWB1T5XFHA.2540@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
| From: "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm>
|
|| Actually, I'm still able to fit them, I was a tub at 16
and
|| am a trim 59 now.
||
|| --
|| The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
|| But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
|| some support
|| http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
||
|
| Lucky bastard ;-)
|
| --
| Dave
| http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
| http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm
|
|

okeefe58
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
i should'nt post this q here, but it gets 20 replies?-i'll let u know my
progress don

"okeefe58" wrote:

> I have an old 486sx that has(had) win3.11 on it-i wanted to try to put put
> win95 on it, but after not being touched for years, when i turned it on, i
> got "non-system disk or disk error-replace and restart" is there anything i
> can do? is there an ms-dos program or command to try to recover? also,
> system doesnt recognize a cd-rom i put in it for grins-if or when i ever get
> win95 on it-it will then be recognized, right? (i realiize this is winxp, but
> where else would i ask these q's?--any links would be appreciated-(newbie))
>
> dennis
> okeefe58@yahoo.com

David H. Lipman
07-09-2005, 11:41 PM
From: "okeefe58" <okeefe58@discussions.microsoft.com>

| i should'nt post this q here, but it gets 20 replies?-i'll let u know my
| progress don
|
| "okeefe58" wrote:


No you shouldn't. You will notice that every News Group has a name. The name is indicative
of the topic subject matter and Win95 is considered "Off Topic" for Win95.

In addition, most JUsenet News Groups have a Charter and/or a FAQ that has specific
guidelines on what is considered "On Topic" and what is "Off Topic" in the associated News
Group.

A more apropos News Group would be; microsoft.public.win95.setup

Win98 is much closer in structure to Win95 than WinXP as Win95, Win98 and WinME are all in
the same family. Often known as Win9x/ME.
WinNT4, Win2K and WinXP are in the NT family and have a completely different stucture than
the Win9x/ME family.

Please think about what is/may be considered On Topic or Off Topic for a given News Group
prior to posting to said News Group.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm

Bob I
07-09-2005, 11:41 PM
Vet's do cremation! :-)

Jim Macklin wrote:

> If you had a dead mule, how much would you be willing to
> spend at the vet?
>
>

okeefe58
07-09-2005, 11:41 PM
odd that you would point that out yesterday,but then continue to read the
replies and post the same reply again-

"okeefe58" wrote:

> I have an old 486sx that has(had) win3.11 on it-i wanted to try to put put
> win95 on it, but after not being touched for years, when i turned it on, i
> got "non-system disk or disk error-replace and restart" is there anything i
> can do? is there an ms-dos program or command to try to recover? also,
> system doesnt recognize a cd-rom i put in it for grins-if or when i ever get
> win95 on it-it will then be recognized, right? (i realiize this is winxp, but
> where else would i ask these q's?--any links would be appreciated-(newbie))
>
> dennis
> okeefe58@yahoo.com


win95 q-