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MS-DOS Compatibility Mode When Booting from Removable Disk
Article ID: 163317 - View products that this article applies to.
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If your computer is configured to boot from a removable disk, the Performance tab in System properties may show that the computer is using MS- DOS Compatibility mode for virtual memory. This problem is known to occur with Iomega Zip drives, Iomega Jazz drives, and SyQuest EZ drives, and may also occur with other IDE or SCSI removable disk drives.
Note that this behavior can also occur if you are using a laptop computer with a removable or "swappable" hard disk and the Removable check box is selected in the drive's properties.
To work around this problem, configure Windows 95 so that the Windows swap file is located on a non-removable disk. To do so, follow these steps:
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows 95 and Windows 95 OEM Service Release 1. This problem does not occur with Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2.
Article ID: 163317 - Last Review: November 15, 2006 - Revision: 1.1