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Help on starting up windows it says,windows was not properly shut down and 1 or more disc drives may have problems on it and scandisc.exe not found press any key to continue but it wont continue windows 95

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Try booting into safe mode. Go to a command prompt. type chkdsk /f. It will probably tell you it can't run, do you want it to run next time you start your computer? Answer y - enter. Reboot. Hopefully it will find and fix any problems. Let me know what it says and what happens.

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

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    Jeffrey Pemberton Mar 30, 2008

    Just to clarify, that should read: chkdsk /f : ( chkdsk(space)/f

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    Jeffrey Pemberton Mar 30, 2008

    To boot to safe mode if you don't know how:








    By pressing F5 at the "Starting Windows 95" message.


    By pressing F8 at the "Starting Windows 95" message, and then choosing Safe Mode from the Windows 95 Startup menu.



    Automatically, if Windows 95 did not start on the previous attempt.



    There should be a command prompt on your programs list, or accessories. Or else you can just go to start , run, type cmd and hit ok.

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Sounds like the hard drive has been corrupted to where the autoexec.bat file can't be accessed. It is the main windows 95 start file that loads all drivers for basic function. May need to just cut losses on that unless you have a restore disk to reload win 95. Good luck with such an old system.

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What type of system disc ?
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c) The System Repair tool will search for a valid operating system and will report that "Windows found problems with your computer's startup options.

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f) Now from the menu list select the 'Command Prompt' option.

g) At the DOS prompt type the following three commands:

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bootrec.exe /fixboot (may return an 'Eliment not found' message)

bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd


h) Close the command prompt window and click the 'Startup Repair' option.


i) The repair process may take some time, so wait until the process completes at which point you will see two messages "Windows cannot repair this computer automatically" and "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically".


These messages are the result of the radical changes made by removing the other drive. Ignore the Send/Don't send options.


J) Close this message window by clicking on the X in the upper right corner of the Send/Don't send window.

Next click on the 'View advanced options for system recovery and support' option and from the main menu once again click 'Startup Repair'.


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