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    MS DOS Compatability Mode

    Some how I lost use of my CD Writer and CD Rom and use of GoBack recovery program on my Gateway computer. Systems says that my two drives, C & D (partitioned into D & E) are running in " MS DOS Compatability Mode" which is not the maximum operating condition. I also lost use of my CD copying program, Easy Creator 4, which depends on the non-working CD Writer and CD Rom drives. How can I get these drives back and my GoBack working again?

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    Re: MS DOS Compatability Mode

    <A target="_blank" HREF="http://www.infinisource.com/techfiles/msdos-compatibility.html">Fix Hard Disks Running
    in MS-DOS Compatibility Mode </A>

    Also, here is a quick fix you might try.
    On the Windows 98 CD, open the Toolsmtsutil folder
    In this folder locate the noide.inf file.
    Right click the file and choose install.
    Reboot and see if that fixes it.
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    Re: MS DOS Compatability Mode

    Cowboydawg,

    Great idea but one problem. This condition has rendered my CD & CDRW drives non operable so I can read CD. Any other ideas greatly appreciated.

    NALE

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    Re: MS DOS Compatability Mode

    Did you do what the link above suggested, in Regedit? If not click on the link above and follow the directions.
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    Re: MS DOS Compatability Mode

    You might also want to look at <!post=this post.,315161>this post.<!/post>

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    Re: MS DOS Compatability Mode

    Big Al,

    I reviewed your post but it seems toapply to Win XP not Win 98SE. I went to the Registry to find "Noide" and/or Bad_IDE but found neither in normao or safe mode attempts. I uninstalled my USB based Sun Disk Reader but that did not help. I tried to uninstall Goback recvovery system but could not because Goback does not recognize DOS. Short of reformatting the entire drive, I am at a loss what to do next.

    Nale

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    Re: MS DOS Compatability Mode

    Bob--

    Maybe some helpful info in these links from Kelly's 98 Page:

    CD Rom Including CD Rom and Dos

    Kelly's Troubleshooting Windows 98

    Kelly's Korner

    I can't find near as much resource on the web to help with this problem in Window 98 as I can in Windows XP and that holds in general. When I find Windows 98 pages, I try to pass them onto Loungers I know still use Windows 98--and some peole boot several MS OS's including 3.1 and 1X to make comparisons--the Longhorn developer evnagelist blogs are making comparisons to Longhorn and Windows 3.1 components--they have the slowness in what's emerged so far in Longhorn.

    But my point is maybe this is a good sign to migrate from Windows 98 to Windows XP where clearly you have significantly increased functionality and stability. End of 'soapbox XP amatuer evangelism.' But look here:

    I can't offer you this fix because Doug warns it won't work for non-XP or more realistically non-NT kernel operating systems:

    Restore CD DVD Drives to Explorer in XP

    Common Windows 98 Tasks Are Easier in XP

    Compare Windows XP Professional to Prior Versions of Windows

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    Re: MS DOS Compatability Mode Problem solved

    With the assistance and guidance of a tech associate of one of our local Computer Society members, the

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