First post, by feipoa
Has anyone been successful in running Internet Explorer 5.0 in Windows 3.11 on a pure 386 motherboard (not hybrid boards for which the chipset can be either for 386's or 486's)? I've been having some trouble getting IE5 running reliably on my VLSI topcat-based 386 (AMI Mark V Baby Screamer). When I load IE5, sometimes it opens just fine and loads google.ca, while at other times, the system freezes up. Some of the times that it loads and exits fine, I notice that there are some corrupt files in C:\Windows\, while at other times, not. The issue only happens with IE5, not IE3 or any other program installed. The symptoms are the same with both an AMD 386DX or 486SXL installed, so the issue isn't with L1 cache coherency. The system is using an Adaptec 1540CP SCSI controller, 32 MB RAM, 256K cache, Diamond Speedstar 64, and some ESS AudioDrive.
I haven't uninstalled IE5 and installed IE4 to see if IE4 also exhibits similar symptoms. Unfortunately, IE won't let IE4 and IE5 coexist.
I also have IE5 installed on my testbed with a ALi Panda board (386/486 hybrid chipset) and have not run into this issue.