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Boot disk created using Larry's
wayne1921 Sep-22-01 11:10 PM
I have made a Boot Disk using the above instructions and it works fine except:
1) I need to control conventional and extended/expanded memory. How??
2) I have not been able to load a PS2 mouse supplied with my HP Pavilion system. I have two mouse drivers, msmouse.drv and vmm32.vxd.

I am trying to configure Windows ME to run old DOS games. Need help.
wayne1921


1. RE: Boot disk created using Larry's
lbyard Sep-24-01 04:36 PM
In response to message 0
I would attempt to run the old DOS programs from a DOS window in windows Me. See Start, Help, and enter MS-DOS. If I were going to play these games often, I would consider making the computer dual-bootable to an older version of Windows or DOS 6.22 (see http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/software/windows/dual/index.html and refs at the end of the article). If I were to run them by booting to DOS with a floppy, I would use an older version of Windows or DOS 6.22. If after considering these options you still need help with mouse/memory management issues, please come back. Larry

2. RE: Boot disk created using Larry's
wayne1921 Sep-24-01 08:46 PM
In response to message 1
Hi Larry: Not being a computer Whiz I don't feel I should start partioning and adding drives. What I'm tempted to do is have Windows ME removed and Windows 98 installed. I don't have much use for ME since they obsoleted Real Mode. That leaves me with about $1000.00 worth of games I can no longer play. Thanks for all your help.

Wayne


3. RE: Boot disk created using Larry's
lbyard Sep-24-01 08:54 PM
In response to message 2
I understand that most DOS games should work with Win Me using a DOS Window; however, I agree with your temptation. Larry

4. RE: Boot disk created using Larry's
Knave Sep-27-01 02:36 PM
In response to message 0
check some of the software sites, CNET etc. I believe they have a couple of programs such as
"REALDOSME" which restores the option of the boot menu and selecting "command prompt only"

Haven't used it - no idea if it works!


I tend to babble - Thank you for listening


5. RE: Boot disk created using Larry's
wayne1921 Sep-27-01 06:49 PM
In response to message 4
Thanks for the tip Knave, will do a little surfing.
Wayne

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