Win95 keeps trying to load drivers already there
Posted on 1998-01-25
How do I stop Windows 95 from loading drivers already loaded, even if I say NO (and don't ask me again) to install if it even asks me that, it still tries to install it again or I get
! item in device manager.
For me it happens with:
1. Matrox Millienium Powerdesk II
2. Matrox m3d drivers, it actually tries to install it twice at same time as an unsupported device and as regular multimedia device, only know cause it had identical stats (IRQ/addresses etc)
3. Syquest EZ135/230 drivers, I have external version and
it wants to install it again even though it's installed and working fine.
4. If I toast a driver for something not needed, it tries to shove it down my throat again....
What do I have to do? Been dealing with this for a long time... finally gave in and asking here 8)
I get lots of screen freeze ups even though I have anti-crashing programs installed... First Aid Deluxe 97 and the latest win95 drivers for most everything under the sun.
I had to juggle my IRQ's and in BIOS I even shut em off for
the m3d card which rarely gets used, with or without IRQs for all I still get these problems...
and one other thing giving me grief, I can't scandisk or defrag the one system, tells me hard drive is not formatted
properly (no way!) or some util has locked it.
I just reinstalled Win95 over a screwed up one and it still
says locked and nothing I have can explain it or sees it as a problem... but my defrag rate on one partition is at 10%...
Please save me! 8)