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Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:25 pm:   

I have an old hard drive off a 486 (116 Mb Conner), and I need to dump the image off of it (I usually use Ghost 4.0a) onto a clean HD, with which I need to run Win95 as a dual-boot. The old machine is a Point-Of-Sale (POS) unit. It runs DOS 6.22 with a custom application. To get install disks you have to pay a horendous licence ($6000). I figured I could just Ghost it over to a partition on the HD, and install Win95 on the other. No matter what I try (I do this stuff a lot, it usually is not a problem), I cannot get the Windows 95 menu which gives the option to boot to DOS, or Win95... When I do the F8 thing, the DOS app loads, and I cannot get back to Win95...

Anyone have any ideas??? I am helping a friend who manages a bar, and I feel bad that I am having such a hard time with this one...

I know about the MS-DOS.SYS hacks in Win95, but it won't even do the first Win95 reboot after the file copying during the install. Just goes straight to DOS...

If you have any ideas as to why this approach (which has worked very well for me in the past) is not working in this case...

(the guy with the long post!)
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:25 pm:   

Instead of using ghost, just try manually copying over the App files onto a freshly installed Win95 installation. Could you not run the app from a dos prompt in 95?

Or you could just ghost over the image into a very small 120mb partition and just access it from a Win95 installation on another partition that takes up the rest of hard drive. This is the way I'd try it. I'd bag the dual boot scheme and just run the app from 95.
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:25 pm:   

Thx for the advice. That method will also be much easier to try, since I could experiment at home...

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