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Please help with Windows ME
Dalixam Jul-12-01 12:21 PM
I’ve got a problem, which (I think) is very complicated, so here follows a thorough explanation:

I use Windows ME and for some time (Probably since I installed ME) I haven’t been able to get sound on good old classic games. Yesterday, I got so annoyed that I wanted to find a solution. I installed the old SoundBlaster 16 driver for DOS and decided to make a boot disk. I copied the following files to a disk:

Autoexec.bat
Command.com
Config.sys
Country.sys
Emm386.exe
Himem.sys
Io.sys
Keyb.com
Keyb.sys
Keyboard.sys
Mouse.exe
Mousedrv.ini
Mscdex.exe
Msdos.sys
Oakcdrom.sys

I have of course modified autoexec.bat and config.sys to fit my needs. The look like this:

Autoexec.bat:

SET SOUND=C:\SB16
SET BLASTER=A220 I7 D1 H7 P330 T6
SET MIDI=SYNTH:1 MAP:E
SET windir=C:\WINDOWS
SET winbootdir=C:\WINDOWS
SET COMSPEC=A:\COMMAND.COM
SET PATH=A:\COMMAND
SET PROMPT=$p$g
SET TEMP=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP
SET TMP=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP
a:\MSCDEX.EXE /D:mscd001
LH a:\mouse.exe

Config.sys:

rem DEVICE=A:\HIMEM.SYS
DOS=HIGH,UMB
rem DEVICE=A:\EMM386.EXE NOEMS
DEVICE=C:\SB16\DRV\CTSB16.SYS /UNIT=0 /BLASTER=A:220 I:7 D:1 H:7
DEVICE=C:\SB16\DRV\CTMMSYS.SYS
device=oakcdrom.sys /D:mscd001
country=045,850,country.sys
install=keyb.com dk,,keyboard.sys

Some things might be wrong. I haven’t played with autoexec.bat and config.sys in years, as I regrettably am one of those persons who foolishly let Windows take control of everything. Therefore, I don’t remember how everything in these files work.

It almost works. My mouse and my CD-ROM works in DOS and the sound almost work. In one game I am able to get the voices to work, but the music is wrong and sounds horrible (and the game give two “low memory” warnings when I start it up). Another game won’t even start up because of low memory.

Now, I believe this would be fixed it I enabled “NOEMS”, but when I do that the boot disk doesn’t work. As you can see I turned it off in my config.sys because when it’s on the computer stops after displaying the “Starting Windows ME emergency boot” (Or a similar message).

My question is therefore: Is there anyway this can be solved or is ME so screwed up that it won’t allow it?

I’ll appreciate any help.

Thanks.


1. RE: Please help with Windows ME
lbyard Jul-12-01 05:49 PM
In response to message 0
MS KB Article ID: Q241092, System Sounds May Not Work After Upgrading to Windows ME, Windows 98 or Windows 98 Second Edition, at http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q241/0/92.ASP? … Win Me does not use the config.sys and autoexec.bat files. It moves any data that you may put in those files to the Windows Registry. And it does not use real-mode drives (DOS-based drivers). I would first remove all of that stuff and go into Control Panel, System, Device Manager, Look for sound card drivers and delete them. I would then install the SB16 Me drivers at http://www.americas.creative.com/support/files/download.asp?Centric=11&OS=11. Larry

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