Compatiblity Mode Paging in Win98

Winter09

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Hi,
When I get into windows, it locks up in about 5 seconds everytime. I went into safe mode and on the performance tab under system, it says that all my hard drives and my floppy drive are using MS-DOS Compatiblility mode paging and one more thing that says Compatibility mode paging reduces overall performance.
Here's my system:
AMD 850 T-Bird
Abit KT7 (non-RAID)
256mb RAM
Leadtek GeForce2 GTS
SB-Live
Diamond Fireport 40 SCSI Card
Matsushita SCSI CD-R Drive
Creative PC-DVD 12x (with decoder)

Here's what I've done:
Went to microsoft site, found the articles that dealt with Compatibility mode paging, didn't seem to find much help. Went to Via webpage and saw that one of the drivers (the hard disk controller) didn't need to be installed, Microsoft had implememted it into the standard disk controller in WIn98. So I uninstalled the Via driver, but when I reboot, it installs it again. I tried reinstalling windows after formatting and it was still there. Can anyone help me on this problem, or figure out how to get rid of this driver?
Thanks in advance,
-Winter09
 

yoshald

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I think the Compatiblity Mode Paging is a result of being in Safe Mode, and not necessarily the cause of your problem. I would look for a different problem. In Safe Mode go to Start | Run and type msconfig and use it to troubleshoot your machine by removing stuff to start up upon a normal boot. Then add stuff one thing at a time until your machine freezes. At that point, you'll likely have found the problem.
 

Winter09

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I tried that too =(
With noting checked for startup and nothing checked in the other tabs, it still freezes.
Any other ideas?
Thanks,
-Winter09
 

yoshald

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It could be many things. You need to figure out if it's hardware or software. Can another OS be installed? Reinstall Windows? Run Scandisk? Look for memory tests that can be run from a boot floppy. How hot is your CPU in the BIOS setup? Using an AMD approved fan/heatsink or powersupply? They are very specific about where pressure is being applied from the heatsink bracket and it should also use thermal fascia tape instead of grease. AMD recommends having your power supply blowing out of the case, and a case fan near the cpu also as exhaust. You can try taking out expansion cards too. Maybe your RAM is set up wrong. Use BIOS defaults. Good luck to you.
 

Rebels7

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Long shot here, but it won't hurt. Boot from A: drive with a boot disk, and fdisk /mbr. Once had this problem and nothing I did solved it until I did this. Hope this helps.