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Fixing "Compatibility Mode Paging"

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I am running Windows 98 and it is running in "Compatibility mode paging" mode for all the drives. I want to set it back to best performance.

Here is what I have done so far:
Cleared out both config.sys & autoexec.bat
Reinstalled Windows 98
started using step by step confirmation
started while holding the shift key

Now what??  I am pulling my hair out here.
Thanks,
Danny Creech
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by:pearsey
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Sounds like you've got a virus.  Just to be sure, goto a DOS prompt and run CHKDSK.  Your TOTAL BYTES MEMORY should be 655,360.  If it's not, you've got a virus.  Also check in device manager for conflicts against the primary and secondary IDE controller's, another sure sign.
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Checked Total bytes and they are 655,360.
Checked device manager (no problems).
I did recently have a virus but cleaned it.

What now??? I hate this slow computer. Anyone want a copy of my bootlog.txt?  ;-)

Danny
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Anyone going to answer this??
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Go into Regedit (Start/Run type Regedit), click on Edit menu, then Find.  Type in:  NOIDE and click on Find.  If this entry comes up, delete it.  Can use your delete key to do it.  Close the registry and reboot.
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by:dannycreech
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Just to let all of you know:
I downloaded another virus checking program and did find a virus. I cleaned the virus. It still did not fix the problem. Finally, I reinstalled Windows 98 again starting from a dos bootdisk. That did it! Problem is now fixed.

As for checking the memory to see if it was 655,360. I checked it while I had the virus and it reported 655,360. So that doesn't work.

As for MacDuffie's comment, I just checked my regedit and it did not find noide so I can only gues that his trick does work. If this ever happens again I will try that.

So, MacDuffie, I am in a happy mood so you can have it. Your answer sounded better than anyone eles.  ;-)

Have a nice day!
Danny Creech
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Thanks, Danny.  Have a good one yourself! : )
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