Windows 95. Seriously

Jpat

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Iam pretty much ready to expire. I got a hard drive SD unit, the computer recognizes it and likes it but still no disk drive will work, ive tried 7 now so its a software issue i guess.
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I switch to a different project pc. its an MSI with an intel celeron that had NT on it. The sd card reader works on it but Still the cd rom wont work. i guess my startup disk doesnt have a cdrom driver? i dunno
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So no iam on my no name windows 95 gaming PC and backing up the entire c: drive to my SD card unit. i dont even know what iam trying to accomplish but iam hoping it will duplicate my good c: drive so i can plug it into the other computer
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Iam pretty much ready to expire. I got a hard drive SD unit, the computer recognizes it and likes it but still no disk drive will work, ive tried 7 now so its a software issue i guess. View attachment 233116


I switch to a different project pc. its an MSI with an intel celeron that had NT on it. The sd card reader works on it but Still the cd rom wont work. i guess my startup disk doesnt have a cdrom driver? i dunnoView attachment 233117


So no iam on my no name windows 95 gaming PC and backing up the entire c: drive to my SD card unit. i dont even know what iam trying to accomplish but iam hoping it will duplicate my good c: drive so i can plug it into the other computer View attachment 233118
that room looks just like the shop i worked in in 2000ish. even the pile of old systems under the homemade desk. oh the mamories....
 

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Two hours into the backup and it seys insert a new tape ! Arg.
 
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I may need to unsub from this thread.
I want all your stuff.
Regret getting rid of all my old gear.
 
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What are you using for a boot disk?
You need a good boot disk to be able to format the drive.

Have you tried plugging the SD - HDD adapter into a working computer, and formatting the SD drive FAT32(or 16?) and setting up your partitions before putting it in the target computer?
 

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I may need to unsub from this thread.
I want all your stuff.
Regret getting rid of all my old gear.
Ive done it too. Back when a windows 3.1 pc was 40$ i mustve tossed 15 of them... Now they are soo hard to find. And thanks! its not alot of hardware, i pretty much only collect from value village and yardsales
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What are you using for a boot disk?
You need a good boot disk to be able to format the drive.

Have you tried plugging the SD - HDD adapter into a working computer, and formatting the SD drive FAT32(or 16?) and setting up your partitions before putting it in the target computer?
i did both and i still cant access the cdrom drive

i think both my PCs are expecting a floppy disk copy of win95 so the boot disks dont have the cdrom drivers

iam trying to copy the entire HD now
 

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Might be a little late and wrong but don't you need MS DOS before installing windows 95?
 
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Might be a little late and wrong but don't you need MS DOS before installing windows 95?
only if your using an "upgrade to windows 95" disk, then youd need an exhisting OS. altho it would be easier even in this situation
 

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So doing a backup to the Sd HDD didnt work, it saved everything in a weird format :(

iam trying to litteraly copy and paste the entire Hard drive to the Sd and it shouldnt take long.. only a year
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my xp disk confuses it
XP is bad, it uses NTFS filesystem, which does not work on 95/98. Win 98 disk might just be your ticket. Or you find a custom boot disk that includes CD-rom drivers.
 
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XP is bad, it uses NTFS filesystem, which does not work on 95/98. Win 98 disk might just be your ticket. Or you find a custom boot disk that includes CD-rom drivers.
i have been trying to get ahold of some youtube collectors to get copies made, may take awhile
 

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One last small update. i took the Hard drive out of the good one and jammed it into the one iam trying to get working. it boots windows 95 perfectly. so if i figure out how to duplicate the hard drive thatll work too
 

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windworld isnt working at all

Next thing iam going to try is using my XP computer to get an image of the good win95 hard drive and copy it to the SD
 

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the kansas city link works fine for me. there is some kind of download counter built into the page. if you have an adblocker or something like that maybe its interfering.
 
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i disabled add blockers and it still wont work
i emailed Clint Basinger of LGR hooefully he gets back to me soon
 

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i definitly want a modern PC i just cant justify how little ill use it, i have an xbox 1 ive never plugged in
when the right pc comes along ill probably buy it though
 

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i did my best to copy the hard drive to the SD. reinstalled in the old PC, wont boot from the SD but i can access with the floppy boot disk, all the files are there but it wont use them
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is the sd card set as active? how did you format it?

edit: here a yt vid that shows 98se install which is essentially the same. youre probably going to have to redo the sd card and recopy or install fresh.
 

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is the sd card set as active? how did you format it?

edit: here a yt vid that shows 98se install which is essentially the same. youre probably going to have to redo the sd card and recopy or install fresh.
its active, i can access it, i formatted it with fdisk, ill check that vid in the am thanks again
 

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The pc committed suicide, it wont go past the start up logo anymore. Time for a new hobby
 
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Woke up, turned it on, booted fine into its old hard drive 🤣 why does this old gear have such a life of its own?
 

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People mustve been some desperate to update to xp. whoever owned this PC updated from NT to xp, i bet they were some pissed when it ran like complete shit AND impossible to roll back to NT
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People mustve been some desperate to update to xp. whoever owned this PC updated from NT to xp, i bet they were some pissed when it ran like complete shit AND impossible to roll back to NTView attachment 233286
I almost skipped xp, ran Windows ME until 2005, worked great on my slot A Athlon 950
 
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