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Wannabee A+
02-28-2001, 06:22 PM
Have been trying to fix a friends computer. This PC used to be a workstation.

SPECS: 486DX2 66Mhz, 1MB video, 20Mb Ram, 250mb HD, Umax IS401 CDROM
Software: W95, MSoffice 97.

Solved the System startup hang by removing sveral network, fax, MSoffice prgrams from the startup folder and config.sys (with DOS syntaxis "REM")

I have tried to install another HD, but can't get the cdrom to work in order to install W95. Have searched the net thoroughly to find the cdrom's driver. Did find severall, but after installing them in DOS the PC just says "no driver found". Even copying the files (config.sys, autoexec.bat, io.sys, etc) form the original HD doesn't work.

So now i've decided to just work with the original HD. The second problem the PC has is that after the POST en just before W95 starts to load i get a blue screen saying: "DriveSpace VxD and DriveSpace-rea-lmodusdriver are causing a conflict. U may need to reinstall these programms".

I checked Drivespace, but the HD is not compressed. There is no Systeminfo in the start menu. And i'm afraid to reinstall W95 over the old one cause i don't wanna risk loosing the CD-rom driver on this HD.

Is there a way in W95 to make a bootdisk with CDrom support.

All help is greatly appreciated.

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Wannabee A+
02-28-2001, 11:12 PM
http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif Hee ha!!!!
I solved it http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/cool.gif.
http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/wink.gif with some help from Bill http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q134/8/59.ASP

That still leaves the CD-rom driver issue.

Thanx guys

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[This message has been edited by Wannabee A+ (edited 02-28-2001).]

Paleo Pete
03-01-2001, 08:13 AM
Try a win98 start up disk.

As for swapping drives, you can use the drive installation software usually downloaded from the drive manufacturer's website, and it will copy all data to the new drive, if you set it as Master, working OS and drivers included.

That makes it a simple matter of a boot disk and a floppy with the drive installation software, and a bit of hardware configuration before starting. The CD should work after transferring all data to the new drive, since it transfers everything...in some cases you can also copy the installation software to a bootable disk and use the same floppy for everything. That depends on the file sizes.

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