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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by ~Michelle~, Sep 13, 2004.

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  1. ~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.
     
  2. TOF

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    Do you mean you defragged?

    Anyways, here is some information about the problem with Windows 95. Windows 98 is much the same.
    Click Here
     
  3. ~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.
     
  4. ~Michelle~

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    Well the info in that link didnt help me.

    Any other advice?

    Thanks.
     
  5. johnni

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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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