Solved

Conflict between 32-bit and compatibility mode drivers.

Posted on 1998-12-18
7
239 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-29
My attempt at upgrading to Win98 was a disaster.  Uninstalling corrected some problems, but I still get this message, which seems to be the main source of remaining problems: "Your multi-function device (Ali M229 PCI  BusMaster IDE Controller) has some child devices using 32-bit drivers and others using compatibiliy-mode drivers.  This configuration is not supported."  Rebooting is supposed to correct things (by using compatibility mode)but I am obviously not back to where I was before my ill-fated upgrade.  Any advice?
0
Comment
Question by:rleventhal
7 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:rleventhal
Comment Utility
Adjusted points to 150
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:cdouglass
Comment Utility
Make sure you aren't loading a CDROM or other IDE driver in config.sys.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:theh95
Comment Utility
Try this bootup your Win95 in safe mode then remove the device from device manager.  Then reboot the PC  let Win95 go in to normal mode.  It should detect the new hareware, at this time install the driver from disk or CD.  That should take care your problem, if not reject my answer.

0
What Should I Do With This Threat Intelligence?

Are you wondering if you actually need threat intelligence? The answer is yes. We explain the basics for creating useful threat intelligence.

 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:larbel
Comment Utility
Win95/98 does not have correct driver for newer ALI chipset motherboard, since you're using ALI removing the IDE controller might not solve your problem since Win95 would detect it as standard IDE controller.  You might have to remove the controller then reload the drive that comes with your motherboard.  Or check with your motherboard manufacturer's site to see if there's any updates.
0
 

Author Comment

by:rleventhal
Comment Utility
I removed the Standard IDE Controller, the only item of the four under Hard Disk Controllers that did not have the exclamation point.  (And the only one Windows would let me remove.)  Rebooting brought back all the same conflicts.  The practical effect of the problem is to knock out my CD-ROM, at least I think so.  It was gone again today. I can always get it back by editing the registry, as instructed by tech support, but I haven't been able to make it stick. I went into config. sys, as suggested by another, and edited it.  My D:\ stayed it on reboot, instead of disappearing as before and the conflicts are gone. So I hope my main problem is corrected. Anyway, thanks for the suggestion.  I'm not confident this is over yet.
0
 

Author Comment

by:rleventhal
Comment Utility
cdouglass -
Your suggestion seems to be the answer.  I am not sure how to make certain you get the credit.  I will await a message from the exchange, having just rejected the first suggestion.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
cdouglass earned 150 total points
Comment Utility
I'll repost as an answer. Thanks.
0

Featured Post

Shouldn't all users have the same email signature?

You wouldn't let your users design their own business cards, would you? So, why do you let them design their own email signatures? Think of the damage they could be doing to your brand reputation! Choose the easy way to manage set up and add email signatures for all users.

Join & Write a Comment

Update 11/3/2014 - Although the below article will get you to relocate the WINSXS folder, Microsoft has finally released a utility to reduce the size of the WINSXS folder. For some reason, it's not that straightforward. It only works on Windows 2008…
The use of stolen credentials is a hot commodity this year allowing threat actors to move laterally within the network in order to avoid breach detection.
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

771 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now