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[Solved] Real Mode Drivers

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by dogbonz, Feb 14, 2003.

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  1. dogbonz

    dogbonz Thread Starter

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    Hi Troops,

    Running into a strange one:

    Win98 1st Ed.
    96 Megs RAM
    old Motherboard

    very, very slow.

    I see in "Performance" that this puppy is using real mode
    drivers that slow down everything. The "Real Mode"
    message is there on top of the list, and Drive C, D, and
    E are all running in it too.

    So how do I change these settings to use Virtual
    Mode ? I've put some things in high memory, but
    the problem persists. TIA,

    bonz
     
  2. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

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    You might try reinstalling the motherboard drivers.
     
  3. dogbonz

    dogbonz Thread Starter

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    Hi Aca,

    I tried to do that, but they want to charge ya for
    the update - and I'm too cheap ":eek:).

    This 'puter BIOS is 1995, and I couldn't find an update
    that was free. Maybe upgrading to 98SE ??

    -
     
  4. Dan O

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  5. dogbonz

    dogbonz Thread Starter

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    And the Grand Prize for a handy-dandy solution goes to:

    DAN O !!! (crowd cheers).

    Yeppers, it was the "NOIDE" prob. Thanks ACA and Dan.

    (Dan may pick up his prize by sending cash or money
    order to Dogbonz, Box 2, Lobby of the Hotel, Bug
    Tussle, TX 72171 (Tuesdays, please).

    But seriously, thanks for that great answer.
     
  6. Dan O

    Dan O

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    dogbonz,

    You're welcome and thanks for the feedback. :)
     
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