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What to do after a crash

If you have experienced a crash in Windows 95, perform the following steps to restore stability to your system.

  1. Restart Windows and delete the files in your temporary directory. To do this go 'Start' then 'Run' and type "C:\windows\temp".
  2. Restart Windows and delete the files in your temporary directory

  3. Delete the files and directories you find there.
  4. Delete the files and directories you find there

  5. Scan your hard disk. Do this by going 'Start', then 'Run' and type "scandskw".

    Scan your hard disk

  6. Select your local "C" drive and ensure that the settings are 'standard' and 'automatically fix errors'.

    Select your local

  7. If you were running an Access database when you crashed, repair and compact the data database and the application database. Repair the databases before you compact them.

    Compact and repair database