First post, by DojoDan
My problem is, when I choose to restart in dos mode from the 98se start menu, it does continue to do so but hangs when calling c:\sb16\diagnose /s
My exittodos.pif is standard, I'm not specifying and thing there and the dosstart.bat has the offending diagnose and mixerset commands in there.
If I boot directly to dos from the boot menu, everything works fine. The reason I want to restart to dos was to compare it to using MTRRLFBE write combining after booting into dos as I read Windows display drivers can set this and make a difference when shutting down to dos?
My hardware setup is:
3D Prophet 4500 64mb AGP
MX300 PCI Vortex 2 sound card
SB16 Ct2230 ISA
Not loading MX300 dos drivers, only used in Windows.
SB16 fully setup using 5,1,5 T6 in dos and Windows with the card drivers installed on Windows so I can use it in Windows.
MX300 SB emulation disabled under device manager.
SB16 mpu-401 jumper disabled as I run my Sc55 from the MX300 port.
My autoexec and config.sys are very basic. CD ROM drivers, set blaster and mouse. I can post these if needed.
Since I'm not familiar with how anything Windows related can effect the config of shutting down to dos, I'm not sure why diagnose /s will hang. If I remove that from dosstart.bat I get to dos fine, but then typing in diagnose hangs immediately. Is it possible there's hardware conflict somewhere via getting to dos this way? My SB16 works fine in Windows which is the odd thing!