Re: How do I start 'with CD support' after formatting hardrive

Re: How do I start 'with CD support' after formatting hardrive


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Posted by Henry on November 17, 2001 at 16:13:16:

In Reply to: How do I start 'with CD support' after formatting hardrive posted by mark on November 17, 2001 at 09:16:03:

: I have created a startup disc from WIN95 CD before
: starting the reformatting process(Don't have manufacturers startup disc). The drive is now reformatted. I reboot my computer and I never get a choice to start 'with CD support'. Windows 95 starts
: up from the A: drive and I'm left with the A:\> prompt.
: How do I start up with CD support so I can install
: Window 95 from my WIN95 CD?

: Thanks in advance!


I don't remember if the homemade win95 startdisk asks if you want CD support - maybe it just provides it. CD Support just loads generic DOS drivers for the CD. Have you tried to address the CD (should be D: drive?) from the A:> prompt? If no, try it, if yes or it doesn't work then try to get a win95 (or win98) start disk (ANYTHING should be OK to get the CD moving) from:
http://www.startdisk.com

If no luck there, find your CD Driver diskette - (or download DOS drivers from your CD Maker's web site) readme file should tell you how to load DOS drivers (autoexec.bat and config.sys) - you only need the DOS drivers to get the CD started.

Good Luck,
Henry


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