Starting Geoworks 1.2 on XT Laptop

Starting Geoworks 1.2 on XT Laptop

Post by <Use-Author-Address-Heade » Wed, 06 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Recently, I had installed Geoworks 1.2 on my NEC Multispeed HD Laptop.  This
laptop is of the XT variety.  Everytime I start Geoworks using GEOS.BAT, it
initializes 5 to 6 modules and then freezes everything up, including the hard
drive.  I have tried setting the setver command to DOS 5.0, and I have modified
the config.sys file to NDO specifications.  I have made sure that the amount of
free memory is above 520k, and the video driver is cga mono.   I have gone as
far as installing MS DOS 3.2, the original OS that was installed on the machine
and the problem still occurs.  I had absolutely no problems installing Geoworks,
in fact I had installed it on my Pentium Desktop and ran it without problems.
Perhaps someone has had a similar problem.


Starting Geoworks 1.2 on XT Laptop

Post by Clemens » Thu, 07 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Suggestion:  Try starting kernel /log.
That would produce a log to review.  You will see which module causes the



Starting Geoworks 1.2 on XT Laptop

Post by Dan Ferguso » Thu, 07 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Have you tried reinstalling?  With 1.2, I've sometimes had to
install more than once to get a noncorrupted version.   FWIW, I
run 1.2 on a Toshiba XT notebook with no problems (other than the
crappy display, which is not a GEOS problem).



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