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D: & E: Drives stuck in MS-DOS File Mode

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by GARGOYLE54, Apr 11, 2004.

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  1. GARGOYLE54

    GARGOYLE54 Thread Starter

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    Made a mistake by installing the driver off my NeroCD to get my {E:} drive to work. Now my drives (D:\{Primary} & E:\{Secondary})are stuck in MS-DOS mode {very, very slow}. I've disconnected both drives and rebooted, she boots up just fine. But reboot with just my CD-ROM {D:}, I'm back in DOS.
    I'm running;
    Windiws 98 SE
    Systemax System
    550Megahertz AMD K6 w\3DNow
    128Mega. installed memory
    {D:\} CD-Rom; ATAPI CD-R\RW (master)
    {E:\} Sony CD-RW CRX230E (slave)
    Now go to my computer right click and hit Properties\
    Then System Properties\ Performance and under details I get;
    Drives (D:\ & E:\)
    "are using MS-DOS compibility mode file system".
    I may be wrong, but if I could get them off this DOS mode everything should return to normal (what ever that is, Ha!). I also tried my Driver Resources CD which should over write my Drives, but can't get it to boot up.
    The wife and I would love any help, seeing it is her computer I really need to get back in operation. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. NiteHawk

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    Right click on My Computer and then Properties and then the Device Manager tab.
    Look for any YELLOW marks.
     
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  4. GARGOYLE54

    GARGOYLE54 Thread Starter

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    No yellow marks (conflict, right?). Nothing out of the normal, just operating in DOS.
     
  5. GARGOYLE54

    GARGOYLE54 Thread Starter

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    I had to disconnect both my CD-R\RW and CD-ROM to get her up and running, and it's running great as well as fast. But the minute I hook up on drive or the other, it's back to booting up SLOW and in MS-DOS. Please piont me in the right direction. Thanks!
     
  6. VirtualMe

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    Did you check for a NOIDE value that is placed in the registry which prevents Windows from making future attempts to initialize the protected-mode driver, that is talked about in the M$ link AcaCandy posted?
     
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