View Full Version : Original Compaq Portable and Xircom PE3

December 28th, 2013, 05:26 PM
Is anybody using an original Compaq Portable Computer with a Xircom PE3? If so, can you post what version of DOS and the packet driver you are using?

I'm trying to load the PE3 packet driver on one of these beautiful old beasts and it's causing my keyboard to go away. The computer is still functional - it dutifully executes from a batch file. But I'm losing the keyboard and I can't get it back. This is happening under Compaq MSDOS 2.12 and IBM PC DOS 3.31.

Debug.com shows me that the keyboard interrupt is not getting messed up when the packet driver loads. Obviously the packet driver is corrupting something, but I can't figure out what. And I'm kind of surprised because it works on a PCjr - the Compaq should be easy.