msdos compatibility mode

Posted on 2004-04-26
Last Modified: 2010-04-26

All the drives of my computer is running in dos compatibility mode. My sdystem spec is
OS windows 98se
Intel D865GBF mob
P4 2.66 ghz
onboard audio soundsmax
geforce fx5200

someone told me win98se can't recognize hyperthreading technology, thats causing the problem. Will some one please help me with this one?

Question by:Arnoc

Expert Comment

ID: 10922105
here is a link for the hyper-threading for P4:

my best advice would be to install windows XP, you loose alot of power considering your system (mobo+CPU)
LVL 69

Expert Comment

ID: 10922185
It's true that Win98SE can't recognize hyperthreading; only OS'es capable of SMP are able to:
Your drives running in DOS compatibility mode have nothing to do with hyperthreading.  It is more likely that the IDE driver you have installed doesn't work properly with your motherboard.

Expert Comment

ID: 10923495
I agree with Callandor.  One thing to try is to boot into Safemode, checkout devman, see if you have duplicate entries specifically with your chipset and IDE devices.  If so remove them.  reboot, and install updated drivers for your MOBO.

If that fails....
Start removing devices....  Remove all except for RAM, Proc, and Video.  Boot up, and see if you still have the proble... if not start adding devices one at a time.

If you still have a problem....
Check your Bios for OS=PNP.  It should be set to yes, but would be worth a try to set to no.

Good luck

Author Comment

ID: 10930419

Thanks for all your replies. Changing the ATA/IDE configeration from enhance to legacy solved the problem. No need to install winXP. Thanks again...

Accepted Solution

Computer101 earned 0 total points
ID: 12452851
PAQed, with points refunded (125)

E-E Admin

Featured Post

Courses: Start Training Online With Pros, Today

Brush up on the basics or master the advanced techniques required to earn essential industry certifications, with Courses. Enroll in a course and start learning today. Training topics range from Android App Dev to the Xen Virtualization Platform.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
hp deskjet 1055 8 71
Uninterruptable power suggestions. 16 90
HP Deskjet 2132 12 65
Determine exact dimensions of screen 5 41
I use more than 1 computer in my office for various reasons. Multiple keyboards and mice take up more than just extra space, they make working a little more complicated. Using one mouse and keyboard for all of my computers makes life easier. This co…
In the modern office, employees tend to move around the workplace a lot more freely. Conferences, collaborative groups, flexible seating and working from home require a new level of mobility. Technology has not only changed the behavior and the expe…
Established in 1997, Technology Architects has become one of the most reputable technology solutions companies in the country. TA have been providing businesses with cost effective state-of-the-art solutions and unparalleled service that is designed…
Email security requires an ever evolving service that stays up to date with counter-evolving threats. The Email Laundry perform Research and Development to ensure their email security service evolves faster than cyber criminals. We apply our Threat…

786 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