I just formatted and i have a question...

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~Michelle~

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I have windows 98

I just formatted with the help of Gateway. It now seems to be actually running slower then it did before i formatted.

So I went into System Properties, performance.

Theres 2 messages in the detail box.

The first one says: Compatibility-mode paging reduces overall system performance.

The second one says: Drive C is using MS-DOS compatibility mode file system.

Im assuming this is really not right at all?? LOL

Does anyone know whats wrong though? Or how to fix it? I read the details and i dont get it.

Thanks.
 

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I just formatted with the help of Gateway. It now seems to be actually running slower then it did before i formatted.
Do you mean you defragged?

Anyways, here is some information about the problem with Windows 95. Windows 98 is much the same.
Click Here
 

~Michelle~

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No i formatted it.

I was just trying to put everything back on when i noticed that. I will check out that link you gave me.

Thanks.
 
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I had a similar problem earlier this year after I formatted and reinstalled ME, with the MS-DOS compatibility mode warning.
I suggest you right-click My Computer, Properties, Device Manager and see if any yellow icons are displayed alongside any of the components, and click all the + boxes while you're at it. In my case there was a problem with SCSI Controllers, Promise Ultra IDE Controller; by clicking it and opening the Drivers tab I was able to search for (within Windows) and install a new driver (I may even have logged-on to the Promise website to do this - I can't remember).
Anyway, look first for the yellow warning icons.

johnni
 
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