There are a few ways to approach this dilemma. First
we need to know if you have the upgrade version of Windows 95 or the full
version and if you need to save the data on the hard drive.
You can get around this problem a few ways.
1. If you are willing to lose all the data on the
hard drive you can boot with the Win 95 boot disk. Reformat the hard
drive. Transfer the system files to the hard drive. Make the
modifications to the startup files to execute your CD ROM drivers.
Finally, place the CD ROM drive into the bay with the CD and reboot the
computer. Change to the CD ROM drive letter the type setup.
2. You could get/borrow a external CD ROM drive that
connects to the laptop via serial port. Then you would boot with the
Win 95 boot disk. Exit to command prompt. Run the external CD
ROM support drivers then run setup off the CD.