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My No-Workee DOS Boot Disk
wayne1921 Oct-12-01 06:10 PM
This is just to let off a little steam. I have been trying to get sound for my DOS based games that will not play in a Windows environment. I have an HP Pavilion 7920 with Windows ME preinstalled and a Cirrus Logic CS4232 sound chip.
I have ten pages of Email commuications with HP Customer Solution teams trying to resolve my problem. What I wanted was the name of the sound file I needed for my Boot Disk and each and every Tech bypassed the file name and told me how to search for it. How do you search for an unknown file? I'm giving up on the DOS Boot Disk, dumping Windows ME and installing a version of Windows 98 that supports Real Mode.

Have a good day everyone, especially Larry who was of tremendous help tring to resolve my problem.

Wayne Johnson

1. RE: My No-Workee DOS Boot Disk
lbyard Oct-12-01 11:13 PM
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2. RE: My No-Workee DOS Boot Disk
wayne1921 Oct-13-01 08:24 PM
In response to message 1
Thanks again Larry for the URL. I was there once but couldn't locate what I thought I needed. I downloaded a file that was intended for Win95 and 98. It has DOS Real Mode compatlble drivers but I didn't install as I'm not sure what if it will work with WinME. Any suggestions. If it doesn't work I could use my recovery disks but probably lose some info that I don't back up.

3. RE: My No-Workee DOS Boot Disk
wayne1921 Oct-15-01 05:41 PM
In response to message 1
Hi Larry, I now have two .zip files I can try out that run the CS4232 sound card. Will remove existing and install them one at a time and see if can work something out. They both have a file CWBMIX.EXE which is supposed to mingle with Sound Blaster. Blaster IRQ is 0220, the CS4232 I have is 1200. Never saw a card with that high an IRQ.
Will let you know the outcome. Also, I'm trying to find a Win98 (or Win98SE)system disk, full version. Have found one but I'm a little leery of the seller.

5. RE: My No-Workee DOS Boot Disk
lbyard Oct-15-01 10:33 PM
In response to message 3
There are none with IRQs that high. There only 16 IRQs in a PC (http://duxcw.com/faq/irq/irq.htm). 0220 is most likely 220 hex, the port address. Larry

6. RE: My No-Workee DOS Boot Disk
wayne1921 Oct-16-01 05:51 PM
In response to message 5
Hi Larry, my error, the cs4232 IRQ is 09, the I/O port is 1200-12f with no DMA listed.

7. RE: My No-Workee DOS Boot Disk
lbyard Oct-16-01 09:59 PM
In response to message 6
You don't need the full version of 98/98 SE if you have an old version of Windows on CD or floppies (see http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/software/windows/upgrade/intro.htm). Larry

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