Windows 95 serious problems in VirtualBox
I am using the latest version of Oracle VM Virtualbox, and I am running Win95 (without the Plus! add on), and am having massive problems. First, I should just tell you my configuration:
VirtualBox knows it is Win95. 256MB RAM. Boot order: FDD, CD, HDD, Network. PAE/NX exposed to the VM. HAV and Nested Paging is turned OFF, like I have heard you should do. 32MB VRAM. 3D Accel. 2D Accel. No RDP server.
Controllers: IDE PIIX3 controller with 1 4GB HDD plugged in with Win95 installed on it, and one CD drive. One floppy controller with 2 Floppy drives. Both controllers are using Host I/O cache.
Sound set as SoundBlaster 16. Network set as NAT, with an AMD PC-NET PCI II card, with a unique MAC address, no port forwarding, and the cable connected. USB and serial ports are disabled. Shared folders are disabled as I do not have the guest additions (as they are not available). I have not written a description.
The problems: When I insert a floppy into any of the drives, and I click on the appropriate drive (A or B), it opens the disk (before I upgraded to 4.2.12 it said drive A was not accessible), but all I see is a bunch of unreadable, massive files (way more than 1.44MB) with funny names (see attachment). I am having even worse problems with CDs. When I open My Computer, even when I have a CD inserted, no CD drive shows up, and no CD drive shows up at the DOS prompt either. Add Hardware does not detect anything. Due to this CD problem, I cannot install the TCP/IP drivers, which means I cannot install the network card drivers, which means I cannot get on the internet. What's funny is that I installed Win95 from the CD in the first place!
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