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Full system restore from windows 3.1 dos

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December 9, 2011 1:37:16 PM

I have a Packard Bell Legend 300CD that was running Windows 3.1. I tried to restore to factory settings to give it someone else. It now starts to boot, flashes Windows 95 screen, then goes to a "C:\" prompt and no longer reconizes the CD drive. How can i get this working again? Was hoping to get it back to 3.1 but anyhting is better then this.
December 10, 2011 3:45:04 AM

How did you restore it to Win 3.1? Win 3.1 needs drivers for most hardware like CDs, sound cards, network cards, etc.
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December 29, 2011 4:55:25 PM

This computer was originaly Windows 3.1 and was running it. I tried to clear everything off it and get it back to factory setup. I used a "master CD library" disk that I had for it and the above happened. Don't understand were the 95 screen came from myself. Any help is most appriciated.
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December 29, 2011 7:41:29 PM

AFAIK, Win 3.1 never came on CD, only floppies.
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December 30, 2011 6:33:40 PM

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AFAIK, Win 3.1 never came on CD, only floppies.


Yep -- 8 3.5" floppies IIRC -- so about 11 -12MB for the entire install set so doubtful they would have released it on a CD since not many systems had CD drives at that point.
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