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    Smiling Down On Youse SurferJoe46's Avatar
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    Unhappy Any Win '95 Users Out There?

    Got a friend, (natch, or I wouldn't be doing this question thing)...

    anyway......

    He got presented a very olde (I think) 'puter with Win95 in it. After the splashes are all over and the sign-on screen goes off, it has an error message like this:

    PCTCPAP1083
    4.01 pc/TCP
    PCTCPAPI.DLL error

    OK...I Googled it and got really more confused than ever. Even though 95 is not before my time, I never used it and have little knowledge of it. I might have been drinking a lot those years too...I forget.

    Started in SAFE MODE and did a diskscan, defrag (it is not on line).

    I am not even sure what the CPU speed is or much anything else...I cannot get past this error message.

    It won't go to the control panel in non SAFE MODE or much more than the Windows 95 screen and then...poof...error message and freezes.

    Any ideas besides burning it all down and putting something a little less ancient in it? Maybe I should see what that little red switch on the back does.

    I got 98SE, 2000/Pro, ME, XP-Pro. I won't even TRY anything over 98 though. I'd like to see this error fixed for personal reasons.
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    Default Re: Any Win '95 Users Out There?

    To be honest.....Bin it.

    I cant give away Win95 machines that are working, let alone broken ones...


    Which remnds me, does anyone want a complete and healthy computer? (running W95)
    better Dredd then dead

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    Default Re: Any Win '95 Users Out There?

    All I came up with is it may be not loading the drivers for the modem, try ripping it out if its got one.
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    Default Re: Any Win '95 Users Out There?

    Quote Originally Posted by Metla
    To be honest.....Bin it.

    I cant give away Win95 machines that are working, let alone broken ones...


    Which remnds me, does anyone want a complete and healthy computer? (running W95)

    what? i've been selling them for $100. how did i get away with it?

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    Default Re: Any Win '95 Users Out There?

    No idea, Do you provide cover for them?

    Anyhow, old junk, worth so little as to be worthless. Last thing I want to be known for is destributing clapped out old bangers.
    better Dredd then dead

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    Default Re: Any Win '95 Users Out There?

    try reinstalling IE and or msdun1.3 upgrade....
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    Default Re: Any Win '95 Users Out There?

    Quote Originally Posted by Metla
    No idea, Do you provide cover for them?
    Anyhow, old junk, worth so little as to be worthless. Last thing I want to be known for is destributing clapped out old bangers.
    what? no way, then i'll have to charge $200!

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    Default Re: Any Win '95 Users Out There?

    Quote Originally Posted by Metla
    No idea, Do you provide cover for them?

    Anyhow, old junk, worth so little as to be worthless. Last thing I want to be known for is destributing clapped out old bangers.

    My Missus, Maryann, has got a CLAPPED OUT OLD BANGER. Called Poppa John !!!! PJ
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    Default Re: Any Win '95 Users Out There?

    Quote Originally Posted by Metla
    To be honest.....Bin it.

    I cant give away Win95 machines that are working, let alone broken ones...


    Which remnds me, does anyone want a complete and healthy computer? (running W95)
    If you lived closer Metla, I would take you up on it, as it would be good for my adult daughter to learn on,as she can't afford a puter. LOL

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    Default Re: Any Win '95 Users Out There?

    Quote Originally Posted by supergran
    If you lived closer Metla, I would take you up on it, as it would be good for my adult daughter to learn on,as she can't afford a puter. LOL
    Just out of interest, if you wanted it, which part of the country would it be going to?

    As it is it will just end up being kicked around the back of the shop untill I cant remember if its going or not....... Also got a couple of boxes running W98.
    better Dredd then dead

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