DOS 7.10 error message, resource conflict or something?

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DOS 7.10 error message, resource conflict or something?

Postby henryVK » 2018-8-10 @ 18:09

Hello comrades, quick question with a potential issue that's been bugging me.

Dos puts out this... thing... on certain occasions. In the picture you can see the startup of Realms of Arkania 1. The game freezes at this exact point too.
I'm sure I've seen this message displayed before, I just don't know what it means.

It pops up when I start Fate of Atlantis too, but that game seems to run fine.

Any hints would be greatly appreciated!

The machine is a Toshiba Tecra 510CDT, Pentium 1 133 MHz, CT65550 graphics chip, CS4232 sound chip, 10x Toshiba CD-ROM
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Re: DOS 7.10 error message, resource conflict or something?

Postby AlaricD » 2018-8-10 @ 18:20

Have you tried inserting the CD-ROM in drive D:?
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Re: DOS 7.10 error message, resource conflict or something?

Postby mrau » 2018-8-10 @ 18:42

is there a reason why You attribute this to DOS? imho this does not look like a DOS message at all;
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Re: DOS 7.10 error message, resource conflict or something?

Postby henryVK » 2018-8-10 @ 18:46

Mostly because I can run the game in Windows past that screen without getting that error code.

And, yeah, if you have to ask, the CD is actually in the drive.
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Re: DOS 7.10 error message, resource conflict or something?

Postby AlaricD » 2018-8-10 @ 20:13

henryVK wrote:And, yeah, if you have to ask, the CD is actually in the drive.

Well, the error message is asking just that. Failing drive or dirty/scratched/bad CD.
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Re: DOS 7.10 error message, resource conflict or something?

Postby henryVK » 2018-8-11 @ 08:05

Thanks for clearing that up.
The thing is, the drive reads fine otherwise, so could it just be an issue with SHSUCDX? I'll test if the problem persists with MSCDEX, now that there's enough conventional memory. Otherwise I'm using that and the official Toshiba CD-ROM driver.
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Re: DOS 7.10 error message, resource conflict or something?

Postby henryVK » 2018-8-11 @ 14:23

Hm, are you absolutely sure it's a CD issue? I've installed from this very CD in dos.

I've noticed I'm getting the same error in my audio driver's diagnostic software. The accompanying dos CD-Player won't play redbook audio, so maybe this is more about ports or something?
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