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Old May 5th 06, 03:38 AM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
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Hello there. I have a Compaq Deskpro EP C466 (Celeron), Intel 810
Chipset and I installed a Voodoo 3 2000 card and a 3COM 3C905C-TX
NIC.

Using Win2000 it works fine, without trouble. But when I try to use a
Windows ME, I get a hardware conflict with the BIOS Plug and Play of
the computer. I've tried to install the drivers from the vendors
(both 3COM and 3DFx) and the conflicts still happen.

Is there a way to avoid this? The Windows ME doesn't allow me to
manually set the configuration and the BIOS has only a few settings,
not like the Award BIOS for example that allows me to set a lot of
things.

This is a big challenge...lol

Thanks.

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Old May 5th 06, 05:40 AM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
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Do yourself a favor, and ditch ME. Win98SE or Win2K will be far more stable
& reliable than ME.

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"fcga1976" wrote in message
m...
Hello there. I have a Compaq Deskpro EP C466 (Celeron), Intel 810
Chipset and I installed a Voodoo 3 2000 card and a 3COM 3C905C-TX
NIC.

Using Win2000 it works fine, without trouble. But when I try to use a
Windows ME, I get a hardware conflict with the BIOS Plug and Play of
the computer. I've tried to install the drivers from the vendors
(both 3COM and 3DFx) and the conflicts still happen.

Is there a way to avoid this? The Windows ME doesn't allow me to
manually set the configuration and the BIOS has only a few settings,
not like the Award BIOS for example that allows me to set a lot of
things.

This is a big challenge...lol

Thanks.



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Old May 5th 06, 05:34 PM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
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Default Hardware Conflicts in Deskpro EP

"perhaps the worst of the DOS-based Windows" ??? No perhaps about it! WinMe
was simply awful.

HH


"Ben Myers" ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net wrote in message
...
Go back to Windows 2000. It is far superior to Windows ME, the last and
perhaps
the worst of the DOS-based Windows... Ben Myers

On Fri, 05 May 2006 02:38:26 GMT, lid (fcga1976) wrote:

Hello there. I have a Compaq Deskpro EP C466 (Celeron), Intel 810
Chipset and I installed a Voodoo 3 2000 card and a 3COM 3C905C-TX
NIC.

Using Win2000 it works fine, without trouble. But when I try to use a
Windows ME, I get a hardware conflict with the BIOS Plug and Play of
the computer. I've tried to install the drivers from the vendors
(both 3COM and 3DFx) and the conflicts still happen.

Is there a way to avoid this? The Windows ME doesn't allow me to
manually set the configuration and the BIOS has only a few settings,
not like the Award BIOS for example that allows me to set a lot of
things.

This is a big challenge...lol

Thanks.




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Old May 5th 06, 07:49 PM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
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Default Hardware Conflicts in Deskpro EP

OK, then. "worst of the DOS-based Windows, beyond a shadow of a doubt." Feel
better? ... Ben

On Fri, 5 May 2006 12:34:42 -0400, "HH" wrote:

"perhaps the worst of the DOS-based Windows" ??? No perhaps about it! WinMe
was simply awful.

HH


"Ben Myers" ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net wrote in message
.. .
Go back to Windows 2000. It is far superior to Windows ME, the last and
perhaps
the worst of the DOS-based Windows... Ben Myers

On Fri, 05 May 2006 02:38:26 GMT, lid (fcga1976) wrote:

Hello there. I have a Compaq Deskpro EP C466 (Celeron), Intel 810
Chipset and I installed a Voodoo 3 2000 card and a 3COM 3C905C-TX
NIC.

Using Win2000 it works fine, without trouble. But when I try to use a
Windows ME, I get a hardware conflict with the BIOS Plug and Play of
the computer. I've tried to install the drivers from the vendors
(both 3COM and 3DFx) and the conflicts still happen.

Is there a way to avoid this? The Windows ME doesn't allow me to
manually set the configuration and the BIOS has only a few settings,
not like the Award BIOS for example that allows me to set a lot of
things.

This is a big challenge...lol

Thanks.




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Old May 6th 06, 01:32 AM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
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Default Hardware Conflicts in Deskpro EP

Thank you guys for the help. I said WinME because it's newer than
Win98SE. The intention is because I would like to play my old DOS
games and that's why I thougt on WinMe (sucks for sure).

Do you think that Win98SE will have less conflicts problems?

Thanks again.

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Old May 6th 06, 02:22 AM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
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Default Hardware Conflicts in Deskpro EP

Some old DOS games won't run on ME (Tie Fighter comes to mind)

Do yourself a favor and run 98SE instead

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"fcga1976" wrote in message
m...
Thank you guys for the help. I said WinME because it's newer than
Win98SE. The intention is because I would like to play my old DOS
games and that's why I thougt on WinMe (sucks for sure).

Do you think that Win98SE will have less conflicts problems?

Thanks again.



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Old May 6th 06, 08:31 AM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
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Default Hardware Conflicts in Deskpro EP

Yup.

HH

"Ben Myers" ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net wrote in message
...
OK, then. "worst of the DOS-based Windows, beyond a shadow of a doubt."
Feel
better? ... Ben

On Fri, 5 May 2006 12:34:42 -0400, "HH" wrote:

"perhaps the worst of the DOS-based Windows" ??? No perhaps about it!
WinMe
was simply awful.

HH


"Ben Myers" ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net wrote in message
. ..
Go back to Windows 2000. It is far superior to Windows ME, the last and
perhaps
the worst of the DOS-based Windows... Ben Myers

On Fri, 05 May 2006 02:38:26 GMT, lid (fcga1976) wrote:

Hello there. I have a Compaq Deskpro EP C466 (Celeron), Intel 810
Chipset and I installed a Voodoo 3 2000 card and a 3COM 3C905C-TX
NIC.

Using Win2000 it works fine, without trouble. But when I try to use a
Windows ME, I get a hardware conflict with the BIOS Plug and Play of
the computer. I've tried to install the drivers from the vendors
(both 3COM and 3DFx) and the conflicts still happen.

Is there a way to avoid this? The Windows ME doesn't allow me to
manually set the configuration and the BIOS has only a few settings,
not like the Award BIOS for example that allows me to set a lot of
things.

This is a big challenge...lol

Thanks.





 




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