Problem installing Windows 3.1 with DR-DOS 6!

Problem installing Windows 3.1 with DR-DOS 6!

Post by Jaakko Kok » Fri, 30 Oct 1992 04:26:06



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
there.  

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.

Thanks,

Jaakko

 
 
 

Problem installing Windows 3.1 with DR-DOS 6!

Post by DAMIEN GALL » Fri, 30 Oct 1992 15:07:00



>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.
>etc.
>Thanks,

>Jaakko

Some pointers:
        1. Try to do "by the book" installations whenever possible.
        2. Get DR6WIN.ZIP from an ftp site or Novell's bbs. (I don't have
        those numbers handy just now, but email if you want them.)
        3. Install DR6WIN exactly according to instructions. You may want to
        consult your local DRDOS retailer for a summary sheet on this.
        4. No need to install windows on uncompressed disk space. Just leave
        a few megs of uncompressed space free for a swapfile (virtual memory).

 
 
 

Problem installing Windows 3.1 with DR-DOS 6!

Post by Frot » Tue, 03 Nov 1992 08:31:48


]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

Can you send me a MEM /A?  I'm interested in who is loaded at 005B:xxxx.
Typical things that I recommend that people often forget is:

1) bare OS (no config or autoexec, or at least minimals) which you
already have.

2) no BIOS rom shadowing.

Usually between these two, I can get most things installed.

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Problem installing Windows 3.1 with DR-DOS 6!

Post by Frot » Tue, 03 Nov 1992 08:33:39



]>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.
]>etc.

]Some pointers:
]       1. Try to do "by the book" installations whenever possible.
]       2. Get DR6WIN.ZIP from an ftp site or Novell's bbs. (I don't have
]       those numbers handy just now, but email if you want them.)

This is available on sjf-lwp.novell.com (130.57.11.140) via anonymous FTP.
The files are in the directory tree /sys/ftpguest/drdos...

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Monterey, CA  93940

 
 
 

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Hi!

I have to install WINDOWS 3.1 on a 386 with DR-DOS 5.0 next week.

Unfortunately I don't know much about DR-DOS.
Maybe you have a configuration like this and mail me the
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Thank you
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