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2 IDE DRIVES: USING MS-DOS COMPATIBILTY MODE?

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I installed 2 IDE drives. WIN98 reports that they are using MS DOS Compatibility mode. Is there a way to stop this since it degrades speed?
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by:alanman
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I checked the western digital site and tried the suggestions. Nothing worked. There is not a NOIDE entry in registry.
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by:rmarotta
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alanman,
The cause and resolution of your problem can be found in the following troubleshooting article:
"Troubleshooting MS-DOS Compatibility Mode on Hard Disks"

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q130/1/79.asp

Let me know if you need more help.

Regards,
Ralph
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by:undrcuvr
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this is a known problem whith windows98.  Microsoft released a patch in September to fix this problem.  Try using the Windows update wizard on the start menu in 98.
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by:alanman
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I am working with PC's 11 years. That MS so called help document is a joke. I just want to have 2 IDE drives because WIN98 is so unstable I want to mirror the drive as a backup. This should NOT be such a monumental task!
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UncleMarv earned 10 total points
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The answer to go to Microsoft's site is probably the first thing to do. Also, you should check any disks that you received with the motherboard to make sure that you are using the proper hard disk controllers for that board. Check under device manager to see if you are using standard drivers or the ones that came witht the board (e.g. Intel, SIS, etc.). If you don't have the disk that came with the board, you might have to download it from your manufacturer's web site.
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by:rmarotta
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alanman,

That "joke" contains the answer to your problem..........

You'll spend less time following that troubleshooter, step-by-step to a solution, than you will chasing around for "quick fixes" that won't help.

Let me know what you find.
Ralph
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