I am having compatibility problems with DR-DOS 6.0 and Windows 3.1,
and I hope another DR-DOS user out there could help me.
I have DR-DOS 6.0 (the upgraded version) installed in my 486-33 with
a SuperStor compressed hard disk partition. When I tried to install
Windows 3.1 on the uncompressed partition, the install program threw
me out at the end of the second diskette, with the following message:
Standard Mode: Fault in MS-DOS Extender.
EC=0000 CS=005B IP=0975 AX=0000 BX=0008 CX=0404 DX=005A
SI=3D59 DI=0930 BP=0882 DS=02E7 ES=02DF SS=027F SP=01F2
I stripped my config.sys and autoexec.bat to bare minimum, removing
all TSR:s, etc. so that there really shouldn't have been problems
When I bypassed the install program by simply copying the Windows files
from another computer, it worked fine, except that when I tried to
force Windows into standard mode using the /2 option, I was thrown out
again with the above message.
So, the problem seems to be getting Windows 3.1 to work in standard mode,
so that the install program would not abort. I tried to select
compatibility with Windows in standard mode from the DR-DOS Setup program
but had no success.
If somebody else has had similar problems, please tell me how you solved them.