Solved

32-bit disk drive failure

Posted on 1997-11-01
1
338 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
   I am running windows 3.11 on a 486-33.  This is a Local area net. at work.  
    Due to the IT setup, the computer does not boot directly to windows; it first asks for a system login.  Whether you login or not, (even if it attaches you to the system), you must next type in "win" to start windows.
    After typing in "win", the screen goes to the windows logo, and then to a black screen with this message;

"The Microsoft Windows 32-bit disk driver (WDCTRL) validation failed at phase 03,3F"

"To continue starting Windows without using the 32-bit disk driver, press any key"  (Minus Quotes).

Can anyone help me with this?  This is a company computer and as it is a 'cast-off' that this area only got because nobody else wanted it, getting the company to repair or replace it is at the very least, slow and/or unlikly.

Any help would be appreciated.    wish2know

I don't know whether this is an easy or hard question.  So i'm starting at easy.  If you don't think so, let me know.
0
Comment
Question by:wish2know
1 Comment
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
toste earned 50 total points
Comment Utility
in system.ini
[386Enh]
32bitacces=on change on to off
0

Featured Post

What Security Threats Are You Missing?

Enhance your security with threat intelligence from the web. Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.

Join & Write a Comment

Recently Microsoft released a brand new function called CONCAT. It's supposed to replace its predecessor CONCATENATE. But how does it work? And what's new? In this article, we take a closer look at all of this - we even included an exercise file for…
If you need to start windows update installation remotely or as a scheduled task you will find this very helpful.
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows DVD Burner through its features and interface. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

744 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now