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« on: May 21, 2004, 08:22:19 PM »


PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Operating System Version:Windows 98SE
Drive C: Hard Disk Intel Pentium II, 400 MHZ
64 MB Ram
Direct X 9.0
Internet Explorer 6.0 128 bit


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How I noticed a problem:
Cd rom drive disappeared
Sound Card not detected anymore
Had to update Display drivers again

Where I looked to diagnose:
system properties - device manager =Hard Disk controllers
Intel 82371ab/eb pci bus master ide controller
yellow exclamation mark beside:
Primary and Secondary Ide controller (dual fifo)
Performance tab: File System:
All drives are using Ms-Dos compatibility mode
comment on bottom = Master Boot Record Modified

I went to another forum and this is where I was directed to fix the problem: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q130179
But, although I told the person who replied that it made no sense to me......I need to know WHAT to do to fix the problem.....it seems to only tell me WHY I have a problem.....they just told me all the information I needed was there.....I have read it and re-read it to no avail

Can anyone here put the problem into plain english and tell me HOW to get my computer to run in windows 98se with sound, cd-rom drive again, and NO compatibility problems.......

Any directions would be nice.......LOL I have no idea what I did to cause all this to come about....so if ANY further information or file attachments are required JUST tell me....
 


 
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2004, 03:10:44 AM »

Use the Performance tab in System properties to identify which drive is using MS-DOS Compatibility mode and why.
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2004, 03:53:53 AM »

According to the performance tab
: All drives are using MS Dos Compatibility Mode
Master Boot Record Modified
per details in help for this item:
Master boot record has been modified.

The master boot record has been modified by some program. This may be caused by disk manager software used to add large hard disk drives to older computers, or encryption or other security software. It may also be caused by a virus on your computer. If you do not have disk-management or security software installed, scan you computer for viruses.

I have ran AVG6.0 and housecall the online virus scanner, and have done sysclean from trendmicro site.......NO viruses on my computer.
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2004, 04:01:56 AM »

Hey Gilloo...

MBR been modified

If the System Properties window indicates that the MBR or Master Boot Record has been modified and you have recently installed a Virus Protection program, Security utility or drive manager its a good possibility that the recently installed program is causing the issue.

If you have not recently installed any of the above programs or utilities its a possibility that your computer may have been infected by a virus. Try the following recommended steps:

Boot from a clean write protected boot diskette
Once at A:\> type fdisk /mbr and press enter, this should return you to the A:\>
Type sys c: and press enter, once the system has been transferred remove the diskette and reboot the computer.

CD-ROM running in compatibility mode

If the Systems Properties window indicates that the CD-ROM is running in MS-DOS compatibility mode attempt the below recommended steps.

From Windows click Start / Shutdown / Restart the computer in MS-DOS mode.
At the DOS prompt type cd\ and press enter to get to the C:\> prompt.
At C:\> type ren autoexec.bat autoexec.ch and press enter to rename the autoexec.bat temporarily.
Once this file has been renamed type ren config.sys config.ch and press enter to rename the config.sys.
Once each of these files have been renamed reboot the computer to see if the issue has been resolved.
If the issue persists click Start / Settings / Control Panel / click System / click the Device Manager tab. Click the + next to CD-ROM if not already a - and highlight the CD-ROM beneath the CD-ROM category, once highlighted click Remove and reboot the computer.

If the issue persists its a good possibility that either the CD-ROM drive is bad or Windows is corrupted.

Note: If you wish to rename the autoexec and config files back to their original format follow the first paragraph and reverse the file names, for example:

ren autoexec.ch autoexec.bat
ren config.ch config.sys


Hard disk drive running in compatibility mode

If the Systems Properties window indicates that the Hard disk drive is running in MS-DOS compatibility mode attempt the below recommended steps.

Before following the below steps if you are running a DDO (Disk Drive Overlay) which is a utility that installs and setups a hard diskette drive using a floppy diskette it is recommended that you contact the Hard Disk Drive manufacturer for possible updated drivers for the DDO or recommended steps.

Boot from a clean write protected boot diskette.
Once at A:\> type fdisk /mbr and press enter, this should return you to the A:\>
Type sys c: and press enter, once the system has been transferred remove the diskette and reboot the computer.
Ensure a CD-ROM is installed in the computer, some computer may have a CD-ROM drivers loaded but may not have a CD-ROM installed.
From Windows click Start / Shutdown / Restart the computer in MS-DOS mode.
At the DOS prompt type cd\ and press enter to get to the C:\> prompt.
At C:\> type ren autoexec.bat autoexec.ch and press enter to rename the autoexec.bat temporarily.
Once this file has been renamed type ren config.sys config.ch and press enter to rename the config.sys.
Once each of these files have been renamed reboot the computer to see if the issue has been resolved.
Windows 95 users may also be able to edit the NOIDE setting within the registry to resolve this issue. If you are using Windows 98 see the next section.

Familiarize yourself with the registry and potential issues with editing the registry by reading our registry page.
Edit the computer registry by running regedit and open the following path

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD\IOS

Locate the NOIDE key, highlight it and delete it by pressing the delete key on the keyboard.
Windows 98 only users

On the Windows 98 CD open the Tools\mtsutil folder
In this folder locate the noide.inf file.
Right click the file and choose install.
If the issue persists its a good possibility that either the hard diskette drive is bad/corrupted or Windows is corrupted. We recommend that you first attempt to reinstall Windows, if this does not resolve the issue we recommend that you fdisk, format and reinstall all the software on your computer.

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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2004, 04:49:40 AM »

THANK YOU
My MsDos compatibility problem is gone
I followed the instructions and bam......alls well with that!!
thank you Cactus!! have yourself a great day
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2004, 04:59:13 AM »

Very cool...I like to hear that!!


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