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Where can I get updated drive space driver. I get an error saying that the real mode and VXD are different versions. How do I fix this.
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Replace the Drvspacx.vxd file in the Iosubsys folder with the correct version.

DriveSpace 3 from Microsoft Plus! for Windows 95 places real-mode drivers on the hard disk that are not removed when you delete the Windows folder. When you reinstall Windows 95, Setup places a DriveSpace VxD in the Iosubsys folder that is incompatible with the DriveSpace 3 drivers.

To resolve this problem, replace the Drvspacx.vxd file in the Iosubsys folder with the correct version from the original Microsoft Plus! disks or CD-ROM. To do so, follow these steps:


1.Restart your computer. When you see the "Starting Windows 95" message, press the F8 key, and then choose Command Prompt Only from the Startup menu.

2.Change to the Windows\System\Iosubsys folder.

3.Rename the Drvspacx.vxd file to Drvspacx.old.

4.Extract the Drvspacx.vxd file from the original disks to the Iosubsys folder.

If you previously had Microsoft Plus! for Windows 95 installed, the Drvspacx.vxd file is located in the Plus_1.cab file on both the Microsoft Plus! disks and CD-ROM.

Use the following command to extract the Drvspacx.vxd file

extract :\plus_1.cab drvspacx.vxd /L

where is the Windows\System\Iosubsys folder and is the drive containing the Microsoft Plus! disk or CD-ROM.

If you never installed Microsoft Plus! on this computer, extract the Drvspacx.vxd file from your original Windows 95 disks to the Windows\System\Iosubsys folder. To extract the file, insert disk 11 in the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows 95 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive, and then type the following command

extract /l :\drvspacx.vxd :\windows\system\iosubsys

where indicates the letter designating the drive containing the floppy disk or CD-ROM.


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