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MSI 6167 compatibility
Alex.QA Mar-14-00 06:04 AM
I have a system with MSI 6167 motherboard and Althon 600 processor. There is no way to install McAfee VirusScan 98 v4.0.2 as well as v4.0.3(4023). I tried with BIOS v1.5 and 1.6. Any explanation?
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1. RE: MSI 6167 compatibility
lbyard Mar-14-00 01:52 PM
In response to message 0
I believe I ran McAfee without a problem when I tested the board, but it was an older version. Exactly what is happening/not happening when you try to run/install it? Is Windows 98 stopping at the splash (start) screen? Larry

2. RE: MSI 6167 compatibility
Alex.QA Mar-15-00 02:40 AM
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Thanks for your quick responce. After Win.98 gets restarted, I can load it in Safe Mode only, otherwise it simply hangs at the splash screen when it appears second time.
I tried that installation with BIOS v1.4 and 1.5. ATI Rage 128 video card was in VGA mode (same result in high resolution mode).
I didn't check Virus protection in the BIOS, but default it should be disabled, or should give me a bazz. Trend PC-cillin OEM Ver 4.07 gets installed without problem.

3. RE: MSI 6167 compatibility
lbyard Mar-15-00 03:58 PM
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OK, I've seen that problem. You have to edit your autoexec.bat file to run McAfee bootscan.exe instead of scan.exe. With Windows 98, scan.exe takes-up too much memory and locks-up Windows. For details go to http://naisupport.sento.com/main.asp?docName=VSInstallFAQ and click: What do I do if I Install VirusScan and my PC locks up?"

4. RE: MSI 6167 compatibility
Alex.QA Mar-16-00 03:06 AM
In response to message 3
Thanks, I'll try that, but it's strange - that MSI-6167 motherboard has 130 Meg of RAM. There where no such problem with Intel motherboard and 32 Meg of RAM. Any explanation?

5. RE: MSI 6167 compatibility
lbyard Mar-16-00 02:32 PM
In response to message 4
I presume the problem is in the first 640K of memory. I don't know why they can't load scan.exe high, but I would guess it has to do with the fact that the program checks memory for viruses and also loads its virus data base into memory. Larry

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