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98SE install prep for Dell Latitude D830


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9 hours ago, beansmuggler said:

I've run AHCIMAP and it says my machine supports 3 drives rather than 4 or 6. Does anyone have a version of the .INF for 3 drives?

Didn't your BIOS turn off the unused ports after the last settings reset anyways?

Try the 4 port file and disable the inactive ports in Device manager.

Or you can remove these lines and save it as AHCI3.inf :

%MF\AHCI3.DeviceDesc% = GOODAHCI, MF\AHCI3

HKR,Child0003,HardwareID,,MF\AHCI3
HKR,Child0003,ResourceMap,1,00,01,02,03,04,05,06,07
HKR,Child0003,MFFlags,1,0C,00,00,00

MF\AHCI3.DeviceDesc= "AHCI Port 3"

 

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5 hours ago, RainyShadow said:

Didn't your BIOS turn off the unused ports after the last settings reset anyways?

Try the 4 port file and disable the inactive ports in Device manager.

Or you can remove these lines and save it as AHCI3.inf :


%MF\AHCI3.DeviceDesc% = GOODAHCI, MF\AHCI3

HKR,Child0003,HardwareID,,MF\AHCI3
HKR,Child0003,ResourceMap,1,00,01,02,03,04,05,06,07
HKR,Child0003,MFFlags,1,0C,00,00,00

MF\AHCI3.DeviceDesc= "AHCI Port 3"

 

I tried re-enabling stuff like internal bluetooth/cellular (dont even know if this thing has it, but they default to Enabled) and turning the i394/Card option back on to see if it would detect anything more, it it was still at 3, so I tried just using the 4 port version. It works fine, but oddly enough, it ports 2 and 3 give me a Code 10 with a yellow exclamation point instead of only 3. The primary and secondary storage controllers under the Standard IDE/Intel Ultra ATA controller (I ran the install with none of the custom INFs this time, so I tried adding them, but the yellow marks were still there) have the same warning. There were two other problems, but they were done away with by just uninstalling the problem drivers (they didnt come in the right order or werent there in the first place). The Performance tab still has my file system saying some drives are using MS DOS compatibility. I decided to check the Details area, and it says "Compatibility-mode paging reduces overall system performance", and that Drives A and C are using MSDOS compatibility mode file system. Under Details for the paging thing, it says it couldn't identify something in config.sys or autoexec, but the only thing in either of those is HIMEMX in config.sys (setver isnt there anymore for some reason)

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1 hour ago, deomsh said:

Your story is vague for me.

Please show full CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT.

Is the C-drive IDE?

AUTOEXEC is empty. This is CONFIG.SYS:

DEVICE=C:\HIMEMX.EXE /MAX=523264

For whatever reason, the setver command that usually gets placed there by default has gone missing. The HIMEMX line was below it, but now it's the only thing in the file, with no evidence that setver was there. I'm not sure if I've ever had that happen before.

 

I'm pretty sure the drive is IDE, but since I'm still pretty clueless on hardware, here is the front and back of the thing:

 

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5 hours ago, beansmuggler said:

I'm pretty sure the drive is IDE

This is SATA, see the connector. D830 don't have IDE HDD ports, it has one SATA port for the HDD and one in the Media bay (CD/DVD, etc.)

Maybe @deomsh asked if the SATA option in BIOS is set to IDE (ATA) emulation?

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4 hours ago, RainyShadow said:

Maybe @deomsh asked if the SATA option in BIOS is set to IDE (ATA) emulation?

Thanks @RainyShadow, but I asked that earlier, before he switched to RLoew's AHCI-driver, BIOS should be in AHCI-mode now.

According to the earlier picture of Device Manager there are TWO harddisk controllers and ONE standard IDE 55 disk and ONE Primary controller with yellow exclamation mark.

I would like to see a new picture, of the current configuration. Devices viewed by Connection, with all harddisk connections visible.

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Sorry about delay. Trying to upload pics right now and the uploads are failing. I reinstalled again but with MaxPhysPage=20000 instead of HIMEMX and I'm still at the same place as before. Will upload as soon as it works again.

 

edit: also i disabled PCcard/1394 trying to get rid of the MS-DOS compatibility mode warning stuff, but sadly it was of no effect

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