Error Windows 95 Largest Excutible Program Size

Question

I am trying to install Windows 95 w/ usb support on a friends computer, it is a Packard Bell Platinum Supreme 1850, so its not exactly being simple. when i run the setup for win95 it comes up with-

"windows setup requires 'largest executable program size' to be at least 429056 bytes to run."

i have tried different memory, fdisk/formatting, fdisk/mbr, and different boot disks. nothing has been successful, i tried win98 SE and came up with the exact error. I would greatly appreciate it if you could help me with this one.

-thanks, chad

Answer

This question was answered on November 2, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Packard Bell wants its own operating system software to complicate matters from my own experiance Check the FDISK/STATUS to see the partition size information It is possible the drive has compression set so you should run the FDISK/MBR from a floppy or CD disk without compression The boot partition needs to be at least the size stated on your monitor It might do best to have only on partition Good Luck!

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Posted by Michelle of Mesa Community College on November 2, 2002