View Full Version : Win3.0 install hangs on XTIDE/CF setup DOS5.0

March 21st, 2014, 02:02 PM
Anyone out there know if I can install Win 3.0 on a PS2/M30 on DOS5.0.

I've am installing on the Lo-cost ISS IDE with a CF Transcend 2GB card.
Have had DOS3.3 and Win2.03 working.

Hangs when gets to 2nd install disk and tries to launch windows. Blue logo page comes up then its a sunset loop and only the Big red switch will see it off.


March 24th, 2014, 05:13 AM
So when Win3.0 gets to Disk 2 it tries to start up a basic version of Windows and even though the start screen comes up that does not need Graphics drivers.

After some fiddling around I found that it will install with CGA or MCGA and it was my VGA card that wasn't behaving with any of the default VGA drivers provided with Win 3.0 install. I was beingt thrown by the system hanging or occasionally having some spurious characters on-screen.

Answer: Download the correct Trident VGA drivers e.g. here http://files.mpoli.fi/unpacked/hardware/display/trident/tvga8900.zip/
and then hey presto I have 640x480 with 256 colours.

For the record I have checked this on Dos3.3 and Dos5.0 with the original Win3.0 diskettes. Ah the sweet smell of success !