DriveSpace video error
Posted on 1997-05-06
I am getting somewhat desparate in trying to compress my
harddisk on a Toshiba Satellite 200 CDS running a standard
US Win95 installation and MS Plus.
Whenever Drivespace is trying to reboot the system in its
'special mode' to complete some operation I get an error
An error occured while trying to initialize the VGA video adapter
Shortly after the Windows/Plus splash screen has popped up. After hitting a key to proceed DriveSpace comes up with a message saying that it can't proceed and after another 3 minutes or so of disk activity the machine is shut down and subsequently boots into safe mode which does at least let me tell DriveSpace to stop its operation.
I first got this problem when trying to compress my whole disk (C:). I could however *add* a compressed drive and did so using 10 MB of space on C: just to give it a try. However, now I can neither change the size of this compressed drive (to make it more useful) nor just trash it (Windows won't let me delete or unmount it and to 'uncompress' DriveSpace goes through that same procedure causing failure after the reboot.
I have trieed various video modes and also installed Chips&Technologies latest video driver without any results - it always looks exactly the same.