|Look, my modern computer can run windows 95, I've tried it with the jaz disk. But since they are horribly unreliable, I want to stop using them. I decided to use a ide hdd. This ide hdd has been used to install windows 7 before but it had failed whenever I shut down the computer.|
To be simpler, I plug in the hdd, partitioned and formatted using the windows 7 install, I then install the os, it installs successfully and boots. I shut down the computer, turn it back on and windows 7 is gone.
This happened several months back so I have already made a new machine and got a sata hdd instead. I have a scsi jaz drive which I used to experiment with these old operating system such ad dos, windows 3.1 and windows 95. All os from win 1.x to 95 have been proven to be able to run on my computer.
I partition that same 80gb hdd using win 95 fdisk, I did an unconditional format, i ran the installation. Then when I boot it up, all the files are gone. Since this is an ide hdd, I booted to windows 7 to take a look at the ide hdd. The hdd reports it has data but when I open the hdd, no files could be seen. I ran scandisk from win 95 system disk to find out there were lots of file structure errors, wrong size info, and a lot more errors. No bad sectors were found in the surfaces scan.
I do not know what is causing the error. If you will help, I would be very thankful
Ps, it's i5, not g5. I'm sorry for the confusion. For those who says to use emulation, no I do not like it. I can't use my floppy disk and the screen res is so small. It's my personal goal to prove that my computer can run all versions of windows.