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Posted on 1998-08-18
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Installed 98.one time when I rebooted got "blue screen' and was told to restart in safe mode. said something about incompatibility in dos mode or something like that.
I just finished using scanner, so I down loaded new drivers even though i never had this problem before.
Anyways I have since rebooted or restarted many[50]times and have not had the problem again. does this mean it was an isolated incident and I shouldn't worry?
thanks for your help
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by:Spo0n
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i had 98 install once and and it blue screened on me so i dont think you should worry too much
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Weyco earned 280 total points
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desperate;
Sounds like your setup after install couldn't find some Win98 drivers for a particular device and therefore set it up in "Dos Compatibility" mode which uses "real mode" dos drivers.  This will still allow the offending device to operate, however not as effeciently.  Check your Control Panel/System/Performance Tab.  If you see a statement that your pc is configured for optimal performance, then Windows 98 seems to have sorted out it's device problems.  However is you see that you are running in "Dos Compatibility Mode", then you have some work ahead to find out which device needs to be reinstalled with proper 32bit (Windows95/98) drivers
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by:desperate
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thanks weyco. it says optimal performance, so I should be ok
Thanks spoOn for your comment
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