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SUWIN error on win95osr2 clean installation

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Hello all.  I am reinstalling win95osr2 again, and running into a severe problem.  I have installed 95, NT, and Linux many many times without a problem as bad as this...

I have upgraded my computer to a Intel P2 266.  It's a Tyan Tsunami (basic) motherboard, 32 MB SDRAM, Western Digital 6.4 GB hd, and a Teac 6x CDROM drive.  95's installation program gets to the point of copying files to the HD, and then it gives me an SUWIN error (at <unknown> whatever that means...)

Does anyone have ANY clues why this is happening?  The only thing I can really think of is maybe I got a bad memory DIMM...

Thanks.
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MacDaddy,

Make sure you do not have more than 1200 fonts installed. that is one possible cause of an SUWIN error.

Steve

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shelbe,

I'm installing to a wiped disk, so basically I have NO fonts.
mikecrIT Architect/Technology Delivery Manager
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Go into CMOS and disable your L2 cache first and then try to install. If that doesn't work then disable CPU onboard cache and try to install. Let me know what happens.

Mike

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I'll try that when I get home, but (just out of curiousity) why would the cache be the problem?
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It could possibly be affecting the copy process to the hard drive by moving faster than the cdrom can transfer information and could be causing a problem. Try it and let me know how you make out.

Mike
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Hmmm.  I'm using SDRAM Dimms... is it possible to slow them down to 70ns?  I thought they had to run at 10ns...

BTW, my memory is Mitsubishi, if that's important...


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Hmmm.  I'm using SDRAM Dimms... is it possible to slow them down to 70ns?  I thought they had to run at 10ns...

BTW, my memory is Mitsubishi, if that's important...


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Hmmm.  I'm using SDRAM Dimms... is it possible to slow them down to 70ns?  I thought they had to run at 10ns...

BTW, my memory is Mitsubishi, if that's important...


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No, you don't need to slow them down but if you have an up to date motherboard you may want to set the RAS to CAS up one more notch in the Bios.

Mike

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