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Win95 FAQ Part 2 of 14: Re/Un/Installation
Section - 2.12. Things to try before giving up

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   You can read the Re-Installation part of this FAQ, which covers
   some ways of fixing problems without re-installing, and which covers
   some tips to make a good re-installation.
   
   Failing that, try again from scratch, with an empty system (Meaning
   back-up your system first, then delete everything and try again),
   using the techniques in the Installation part of this FAQ.
   Completely kill everything, even, if necessary, doing a low-level
   format from your BIOS setup. Yes I know that you aren't supposed to
   re-low-level-format IDE and SCSI hard drives, but it does work in a
   pinch.
   
   Failing that, check with the hardware makers for Win95 versions of
   drivers, etc, and look in the MS Knowledge Base, and see about
   trading your hardware for Win95 compatible types. Don't waste your
   time with unsupported hardware. Check out the Hardware
   Compatibility List which contains a lot of out-dated crap, but they
   did sort it by manufacturer nicely for you.
   
   Also check with your software makers and tell them to get their BUTTS
   in gear, and make Win95 compliant versions of their software, or to
   fix their Win 3.1 software to make it work. (Soapbox mode on)
   Microsoft didn't spend a whole year and a half of beta testing, just
   to be ignored (Soapbox mode off)
   

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