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Old 09-12-2005
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I installed an old program via floppy disk because the cdrom drive doesn't work in a pentium 75 pc with win 3.1. The floppy had a virus that the IBM machine detected, cleaned it, and installed the program, but when restarting the PC, I got an error reported by QEMM, Exception #6 at 0968:014C, error code:0000
AX=0710 BX=DDD4 CX=0000 DX=0000 SI=E48C DI=06B8 BP=0D50 DS=0937 ES=0937 SS=0937 SP=0AA4 Flags=3246
instructionB CB 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 00 53 4D 41 52

Can anyone tell me how to load a "safe mode" at start-up or tell me how to cancel the program that PC says is loaded or having problems so that windows will get back to normal??? Help!!!!
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Old 01-13-2006
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Exclamation Re: Safe mode in win 3.1????

There is no safemode in Windows 3.1
Windows 3.1 is just a shell, not an Operating System. It basically just makes DOS look well, less DOS-like.

Old 01-14-2006
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Default Re: Safe mode in win 3.1????

You may use F5 at startup so the Config.sys and AutoExec.bat files are ignored.
Then nothing should be loaded except the IO.sys, MSDOS.sys and files.
Old 07-20-2006
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Default Re: Safe mode in win 3.1????

Yes, there is a safe mode in Windows 3.1

Thanks to: [url][/url]

WIN /S - This starts Windows in standard mode (also WIN/2 will work). Standard mode is faster than 386 Enhanced mode. You might want to use this option if you only run windows programs or are experiencing hardware compatibility problems when running in 386 enhanced mode. This option is not available in Windows for Workgroups3.11.

WIN /3 - You can use this option if you want Windows to run in 386 enhanced mode even though your 80386 (or higher) has less than 2MB of RAM (however, must at least have 1MB)

WIN <program path/filename> - Run the program from DOS booting into Windows without showing logo.

WIN: - Runs Windows without displaying the logo screen, (if you have a program like shareware WINGIF, you can compress any bitmap into RLE (run length encoded) format and load your own logo screen. RLE format files still work as wall paper in their compress form. The compress file in this procedure cannot exceed 55k in size.

WIN /R - Windows 3.0 uses this switch to force running in Real Mode. Other version of Windows higher than 3.0 do not support Real Mode. Note this will run SLOW.

WIN /N - (WFW 3.11 only) No protected mode network support. The Windows Network System drivers are not loaded. A real mode network started before Windows is still operational since Windows in only a shell to the operating system.

WIN /B - Creates a text file called BOOTLOG.TXT detailing every step of load process.

WIN /D: below option -

X - Prevents KRNL386.EXE from using the UMA
S - Sets SystemROMBreakPoint=OFF same as in [386Enh] section
V - Sets VirutualHDIRQ=OFF same as in [386Enh] section. This option also disables 32-bit Disk & File Access since the virtual drivers controlling the hard drive are not enabled.
F - Disables 32-bit Disk Access.
T - Does not load virtual mode drivers from the [386Enh] section. (WFW 3.11 only)
C - Disables 32-bit File Access (WFW 3.11 only)
Old 07-21-2006
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Default Re: Safe mode in win 3.1????

Well that's not really "safe mode", though those are possibly usefull trouble shooting options

Hey btw if i remember well there is also a /M parameter for "maintenance" mode :hmm: ... gonna check it at once on my '486

Edit : Well looks like my memory is not so good, that one was for Norton Disk Editor ^^

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