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FreeDOS and Windows 3.11 - Protected mode error?

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#1 madman6510


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Posted 08 February 2010 - 01:07 AM

When trying to boot into 3.11 using FreeDOS, it gives me an error:

"Cannot run Windows while the currently installed protected-mode software is running".

Everything in autoexec.bat was in there from installation, with the exception of the packet driver (which I disabled to see if that was it - it wasn't). I've even tried ditching autoexec.bat altogether, to get a totally clean boot. Nope, still no 3.11.

Is this an issue with FreeDOS (it's supposed to be 100% DOS compatible? Guess not :thumbsup:) or something else?

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 06:20 AM

No alternative can be expected to be absolutely 100% MS-DOS equivalent. If you're not using Windows for Workgroups, try starting in Standard mode (WIN /S), or if it is WFW, the suggestion I find is to use the HIMEM.SYS and EMM386.EXE supplied with Windows.
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