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Old March 21st 06, 03:58 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.disks.general
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Default Win 98 SE and 40 GB USB drive : only 6 GB visible ..


Troubleshooting MS-DOS Compatibility Mode on Hard Disks
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=130179

Large IDE Hard Disk May Run In Compatibility Mode
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=175629

MS-DOS Compatibility Mode Problems with PCI-IDE Controllers
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=151911

Troubleshooting Floppy Disk Drive Problems in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=131690

FAT32 Using Compatibility Mode with OnTrack Disk Manager
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=152701

Mh32bit.386 Device Driver Causes MS-DOS Compatibility Mode
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=137405

Performance/MS-DOS Compatibility Mode Issues with VIA Busmaster
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=242607

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R.Wieser schreef in berichtnieuws
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Hello all,

First off, thank you all for your suggestions. After some more looking &
trying I noticed that the OS saw my whole drive (all 39 GByte), and even
asked if I would like to format it.

Alas, that did not mean that FDISK decided to cooperate .. :-(

So, I wrote a small program that created a primary & extended partition on
the drive. After that I was able to use FDISK to create logical drives
in
the extended partition. Than I formatted all logical drives (3 x 10
GByte,
1 x 8-ish GByte). So far, so good.

Now I've got a new problem : When I plug the drive in while Windows is
running all seems to be going well. But when I boot the computer while
the
drive is attached Windows detects some drivers that are not 32-bit, and
switches back to compatibility-modus for *all* drives. At least, it
*tries* to, as it seems to be stuck after that warning-screen (it can be
that I just did not wait long enough ofcourse ...).

My question : Why does Windows create problems while booting, but not when
I
plug the drive in while it's allready running. Second : which settings
and/or drivers could be the cause of this, and how do I check if they
actually are.

Additional info : the USB-chip & drivers seems to come from a company
called
"Cypress". A quick look on their site did not reveal anything helpfull.

Regards,
Rudy Wieser





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Old March 21st 06, 01:29 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.disks.general
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Ron Badour schreef in berichtnieuws
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Hello Ron,

MS-DOS Compatibility Mode Problems with PCI-IDE Controllers
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=151911

It looks like that this one adresses my issue. Alas, it only adresses how
to turn-back the (semi) permanent change (seting compatibility-mode)that
Windows makes, but does not resolve the cause. :-?

Not quite optimal, but it's better than nothing and gives me the chance to
get, after a reboot, reg-edit, and subsequent re-boot, my system back in a
usable state :-)

Thanks for the pointer(s).

Regards,
Rudy Wieser



 




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