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Problems Loading Win95 OS

Discussion in 'A+' started by UCHEEKYMONKEY, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    OK I need to load Win95 so I can get use to working with the GUI and shorts cuts, because Win95 GUI is the same as Win NT 4.0. There are quite a lot of question asked about win NT 4.0 in the 2003 Objectives.

    I have a Windows 95 OEM edition that supports USB.

    I have FDisk and format my HD and installed Win95 to the local Hard Drive here are the specs:-

    Asus A7N8X2.0 Deluxe MOBO
    1GB DDR Ram PC2700 Crucial
    40 GB Maxtor IDE HD
    Winfast A310 Geforce FX5600 VIVO AGP Graphics Card

    After the Post screen it shows starting Windows 95, I get a loading screen for Win95 for a few seconds then I get this message:-

    Insufficient memory to initialise windows. Quit one or more resident programs or remove unneccesary ultilities from Config.sys or Autoexec.bat.


    I have tried pressing F5 and loading it in safe mode and get the same message, the other option is to go through it step by step in the option window, but then I still get that message!

    Any suggestions?
     
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  2. Mitzs
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    i'm not sure, I wonder if it would have anything to do with your virtual memory. Man I've not messed with a windows 95 in 7 or 8 years. Pull your memory sticks out and clean the gold pins with a pencil eraser. Maybe they are dirty or something.
     
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  3. zimbo
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    Are you dual booting or is this the only OS on your HDD?

    Mate if you dont mind me asking but what on earth are you going to practice? When i looked thorugh that MM book everything had perfect screenshots... :blink
     
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  4. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    It asks things like how to change display properties, how to select the command prompt, where is the the systems or administrative tools section. Things like that!

    One question asked what if your mouse was not working and you wanted to look at the properties of a file how would you do that?

    No I am not dual booting, it 's the only OS on the HD.

    I even went into the Bios and disabled the Onboard LAN, firewire, modem and sound. Still the same message:blink
     
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  5. Boycie
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    UCM,

    I suspect you will have problems; the hardware you list wasn't around when 95 was an itch in someone's trousers!

    Config.sys and autoexec.bat were like the registry of WinXP.

    It isn't clear, but I assume this error is at the install stage?

    Si
     
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  6. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Maybe, but if there was a problem with the memory it would pick it up in the post when it's testing the memory??

    It counts the memory all the way upto 1000 MB.
     
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  7. Boycie
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    UCM,

    Yes, but the POST is before the Operating system comes in to the equation. A machine will POST with no OS.

    Si
     
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    Try VMWare WS for 30 days I know 100% Win 95 is supported
     
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  9. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Hmm is there any way of swapping or modifying using the editor in DOS to cahnge the Autoexec and config.sys files from win95 to the WinXP files?

    No I have gone past the install stage, it load the full 100% typical setup. What if I post the cotents of autoexec and config.sys files on the c drive here???
     
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  10. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Even so, but i can I get into the virtual memory if I can't get into windows?
     
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    bump! :biggrin :biggrin
     
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  13. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Thanks Zimbo!

    But not really sure how vmware works? can I run multiple OS in VMWare?
     
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  14. Boycie
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    Yes, it does, along with all the other Microsoft Operating Systems;

    Si (VMware's newest fan)

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Thanks Sparky! Just becareful you don't spill that hot cup of coffee and burn yourself!:biggrin
     
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  16. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    So do you need WinXp loaded before you can use VMWare?

    Is VMWare like an Emulator software??:blink
     
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    LOL no problem :biggrin

    I remember ages ago when PCs performance was increasing that some older games would not work as the spec of the PC was too powerful for the game. When I read your first post that’s what came to mind.

    Looks like virtual computing will save the day, VMware or Virtual PC should help you out.
     
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  18. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Interesting Link, it states the error message and states it has something to do with the swap file:-

    Remove unnecessary drivers from the Autoexec.bat and Config.sys files, restart your computer, and then try to start Windows 95 again. If this does not work, try freeing up three or more megabytes of space on the hard disk containing the swap file.

    You see the HD is 40 GB with a fresh install of WIN95 OEM??
    So how can it be low on space?
     
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    i would think it has something to do with 1GB of RAM @ 2700!

    Install this in Win XP then create a new virtual machine... its real simple install in then give us a shout! :biggrin
     
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  20. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    OK I am setting up an account now with that link you posted!
    but it is asking how many X86 servers do i have in my workplace?

    What is an X86 server?
     
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