|You evidently took out SOME of the RAM. Laptops normally have TWO RAM modules. If it is actually booting to Win95 then there obviously still RAM present.|
Try going to crucial.com to determine what RAM your laptop uses and how much you can install.
Download and install on the laptop the older version of aida32 I am linking below. It runs on Win95 and should help you identify the hardware so you can download the correct drivers.