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Fred Odell
Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2001 - 4:35 pm:   

I am getting this message when I go do the My Computer dialogue (Performance Tab).

The help file cannot identify any conflict - I'm Using Win98FE, with all the updates from the MS update center.

Unfortunately for me, i'm always the one my friends turn to for Computer help, and i'm pulling out my hair, stumped as stumped can be.

I need a way to find out what the heck the problem is. I had to install dos drivers for my CDROM to work, but this issue has really given my system a huge performance hit.

My system is a MSI Mobo (Iron gate), 700mhz Duron CPU, 128mb memory SDRAM, 8mb video card (ati), SBPCI sound, and a 3com network card. Networked with a nice Athlon 1200mhz machine.

Please help me. :(
Fred Odell
Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2001 - 4:42 pm:   

Sorry I forgot - Both my HDs are Maxtors, and I have a Matsushita CDROM.
V (Vera)
Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2001 - 6:56 pm:   

just a couple of thoughts come to mind
how is your cd-drive set?
primary slave
secondary master or secondary slave
is your secondary harddisk controller showing in device manager
Fred Odell
Posted on Friday, June 8, 2001 - 6:29 am:   

MY CDROM is secondary master. I keep both maxtor hdds on the primary ide channe, so I can take advantage of the SMART feature. None of them even show up in the device manager, but i'm getting the msdos compatability messages in the performance tab.
V (Vera)
Posted on Friday, June 8, 2001 - 12:47 pm:   

try re-installing the hard disk controllers
i think win98 should have the drivers or cd for the mobo should have them too

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