Solved Missing floppy discs 11-13 for Win95. Where can I get these?

June 30, 2019 at 08:09:51
Specs: Windows 95
Was trying to reinstall Win95 to my Toshiba laptop and discovered I only have the first 10 floppies. Where can I get the remaining 11-13 floppies to complete the reinstallation?

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#1
June 30, 2019 at 08:51:25
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#2
June 30, 2019 at 10:12:37
I think I have disk image files of the 13 disk set. I'll have to check on my other computer. I'll post back later today.

In the meantime send me a private message with your email address (click on my name on this posting and then on the page that opens, click on it again).

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#3
June 30, 2019 at 12:15:03
I found the image files for the 13 disk set. I believe they're upgrade disks meaning you need windows 3.1 installed or the 3.1/3.11 installation disks for verification. Is that the set we're talking about? I can email you the files and you can make your own disks.

Or let us know if you're going to order the full version ijack linked to.

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#4
June 30, 2019 at 12:38:23
"...you need windows 3.1 installed or the 3.1/3.11 installation disks for verification."

Actually, you don't. You usually only need disk 1 of Win3.1 (and then the upgrade only looks for a couple of files):

http://discussions.virtualdr.com/sh...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#5
June 30, 2019 at 15:37:28
With a little creative googling, you will find download links to whatever version you like. I'd look for the latest/greatest - OSR2.5. Try Winworld.

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#6
July 20, 2019 at 09:55:36
I mailed him the missing disks but haven't heard back. The original disks are DMF formatted at 1.68 meg but for some reason after formatting new disks at 1.68 there wasn't enough room left for the CAB file. That's odd because I'm sure I've made those disks before at 1.68. Anyway I formatted them at 1.72 meg so they'd hold the file and sent them off. I assume windows setup won't mind as long as the file is there.

Another thing; I did the formatting and copying in windows 98 dos. When I examined the disks in XP and windows 10 they showed as raw/unformatted but were OK in 98 and older OS's. I'm pretty sure that's because the disk's media descriptor byte probably still showed the disks as 1.44. Since 98 and older OS's ignore that byte they saw the disks accurately.


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#7
July 20, 2019 at 11:26:37
Even at 1.68 meg the directory sectors needs to be held to two sectors for the file to fit. I use fdformat method with the following switches.

fdformat a: c4 d2 f168

That's a cluster size of four sectors or 2048 bytes (same size as a CDROM sector), and a directory that can only hold 16 files reserving the rest of a standard 224 entry directory for actual file storage. And the f168 tells fdformat to use 21 sectors per track instead of the normal 18. The result is a disk with 1,716,224 bytes free. Exactly to the byte.

I don't think the one off DMF format flavor would make a difference either, windows set up is looking for a file of that name and if it's there, then it's read in and processed as per normal would be my expectation too.

There are other formatting programs that can do DMF and I've never gone there beyond fdformat since I've never needed too.

Checking disk 12 here the properties show FAT file system, but I only recently discovered an exFAT update for XP and do have that installed.
http://greyghost.mooo.com/windows-e...

I don't have a clue how you examined the disk in XP/win10 either - I'm just assuming right click properties and my disk is 1.68 format not 1.72. Any of that could explain the differences? Fdformat disks are not bootable and they are using possibly different filler bytes as well - they are different and this might be why too?

I recently crashed and have a newish dual boot 98/XP box but this time it's all FAT32 (partition type C) and working except for one oddity. A folder of porn with 25,000 objects of same would not copy over past 19,848 and this before the exFAT update. I haven't worked up the courage to try it again with the patch but will have to some day and move the remaining 6,000 left over into the first if possible. 750 gig pata and 98 is 250 gigs deep into the drive at 10 gigs itself. Must format these partitions with fat32format first or XP will not like to mount them at all.

Lee


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#8
July 20, 2019 at 14:17:36
Thanks. I used fdformat before and had gotten it to work but I guess this time I forgot how I did it. I also used something called 2M and got the same results.

I viewed the disks in command prompt on both xp and 10 and got the raw/unformatted. I didn't try it from windows desktop but assume the results would be the same. Either there's no media descriptor byte for 1.68 or 1.72 meg or the formatting programs didn't set it.


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#9
July 20, 2019 at 16:08:04
DOSbox XP
chkdsk a:\>checka.txt
has this result for checka.txt

The type of the file system is FAT.
Volume DISK12 created 6/30/2019 3:59 PM
Volume Serial Number is 6D2E-EED7
Windows is verifying files and folders...
0 percent completed.
100 percent completed..
File and folder verification is complete.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.

1,716,224 bytes total disk space.
1,716,224 bytes in 1 files.
0 bytes available on disk.

2,048 bytes in each allocation unit.
838 total allocation units on disk.
0 allocation units available on disk.

If it's even important, how did you do it exactly?

Lee


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#10
July 20, 2019 at 18:11:37
I wonder if xp DOSBox doesn't look for that byte either.

I think I tried various switches but ended up with just 'fdformat a: f168'. I was kind of in a hurry and didn't delve too deeply into why I wasn't getting enough space.

I'll leave myself more detailed notes for next time.


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