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MS-DOS Compatability Mode

By mikehoke ·
My wife tried to install Leisure Suit Larry, an MS-DOS based video game, and could not get it to work. Sometime after that she noticed that the CD-ROM would not work. Upon further investigation I found that Windows was running in MS-DOS Compatability mode. She is running Windows 98 and I cannot get it to recognize the CD-ROM even with a boot disk. I tried to REM out the lines in the config.sys and the autoexec.bat files and it still didn't recognize it. I have a 20GB drive with 2 partitions 10GB each and both partitions are running in Compatability Mode (apparently she tried to install it twice, once on each partition). There are no errors in the device manager that I can see. Help!

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by mikehoke In reply to MS-DOS Compatability Mode

I tried everything you said and it still didn't work. I even tried to boot from a Win98 boot disk and access the cd-rom that way but it didn't work either. I finally decided to take out the cd-rom and switch it with another one that I had. Once the new cd-rom drive was in I was able to access it. Then I just re-installed Win98 and it worked. I didn't lose anything that was on the HDD. It just must have been a coincidence that the game was installed and made it go into MS-DOS Compatability mode at the same time the cd-rom quit working.

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