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I am trying to load Warp 4 on a clean new hard drive. It goes
well until the re-boot.  I get the Warp logo, and files are
loaded... but then the words: "The Locked File device driver
is loaded." appears, and the system hangs...  I am not using
HPFS, all drives are FAT.  john.buck.jr@pcohio.com
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Question by:John Buck, Jr.
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by:JAMWORKS
ID: 1807325
What kind of computer is this machine, what type of hard drive our you using, SCSI or IDE? What options our you loading on your machine, MMPM, LAN, our just the BASE system?
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by:John Buck, Jr.
ID: 1807326
The computer has a 200cpu Intel chip, a Western Digital 6.4 hard
drive, IDE, with the necessary files for OS/2.  No options, really,
just the Basic system.  My CD-ROM, Tape Backup, Bernoulli drive
and floppy drives are on an Adaptec SCSI card.  I had this problem
last March when I first attempted to install Warp 4, and OS/2 Tech
Support was able to get me around it.  I called them the other day,
with that problem number, but they said they purge their records
every three months, and can not retrive old solutions.....
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by:Otta
ID: 1807327
Did you update your Installation Diskettes,
with the following two fixes:
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COM.SYS Update for >150MHz Processors
OS/2 Base Device Driver Updates
OS/2 Component Updates
OS/2 Device Drivers
http://ftp.software.ibm.com/os2ddpak/html/os_2comp/os_2base/

Greater Than 4.3GB IDE Hardfile Support Installation Diskette Updates
OS/2 Component Updates
OS/2 Device Drivers
http://ftp.software.ibm.com/os2ddpak/html/os_2comp/installa/

???
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by:John Buck, Jr.
ID: 1807328
Otta's advice is appreciated, and is practical.  The files necessary for the larger hard drive were added; the files for the over 150mh can not be added until OS/2 is successfully installed.  So, I'm still at an impasse.  I am going to borrow someone elses installation disks, to see if there may be a problem with mine.... I have had Warp 4 since the day it was launched, so if there were any early bugs I may still have them.
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Otta earned 200 total points
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For any updates to the Installation Diskettes,
start at:

 http://ftp.software.ibm.com/os2ddpak/html/

and look for any updates.

> the files for the over 150mh can not be added
> until OS/2 is successfully installed.

They probably aren't needed until you exercise
a COM port, after installing OS/2.  
Note that the OS/2 install procedure usually gives
you a chance to hit F3 to get a command-line prompt,
prior to each "reboot".  So, if you really needed
to update the hard-drive in the midst of the install,
it should be possible.

> I am going to borrow someone elses installation disks,

If you take the CD-ROM to a computer running DOS,
you can create new installation diskettes,
by running a BAT file on the CD-ROM.

Remember that for any re-boot of OS/2,
you can press ALT-F2 when the "white-box" appears
at top-left of the screen, and OS/2 will identify
each Device Driver, as the driver is being loaded.
The last D.D. to be identified before your "hang"
usually gives a clue to the nature of the problem.
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by:John Buck, Jr.
ID: 1807330
Thanks again for your reply....  Hopefully, the Installation
Diskettes that I borrow (tommorrow) will be a newer version than
the ones that I have.  If my problem is a "bug" on the diskettes
a newer version might just help that.  I think I mentioned that I
had this problem once before (on my initial install, I think) and
OS/2 tech support, such as it was, was able to get me around it..
They seemed to know what the problem was right away...  I got my
version of Warp 4 at the Launch Celebration, so it is an early one.
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by:John Buck, Jr.
ID: 1807331
PROBLEM SOLVED..... Just thought you may like to know.
Evidently there was a conflict between my Adeptec SCSI and
something on an older (2 years!) Sound Card: Pro Audio Studio 14.
We replaced the sound card, and now OS/2 loads successfully.
As a "perk" a couple of other things (my Bernoulli Drive and a
DOS program "The Master Genealogist") which didn't work before,
are now working.........  These darn machines!  Anyway, thanks
for your help... It was a screwy problem I know...
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