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Thread: Write problems with an SD card IDE hard disk emulaator and Windows 98

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    Other than the connectors, what's the difference?
    The price? I mean, they are "industrial"

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    Well, yes, that. But if they were SLC rather than TLC or even MLC, I'd say that the price was warranted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbx View Post
    I have a Pentium 166 MHz machine, which works fine with the original IDE disk from 96', but when I run Windows 98 from the SD card IDE hard disk emulator module, I get blue screen write errors and other page faults after the first boot and for example when I try to copy files, install Office etc.... The installation of Windows 98 completes without errors.

    I tried using 16GB and 4GB cards, but it made no difference. I use DOS 6.21 to partition the drive to 2GB Fat16. I have also tried using WHATIDE.EXE software to manually set the cylinders in BIOS, also without any luck...

    Do you think a CF card emulator would behave differently?
    A little late to the party on this one. I've been using CF's for quite a while and have been fairly successful on my 1000SX, 486/66, and on up the line. I've been very lucky with the relatively inexpensive 'SanDisk' brand and mainly use the 128 MB and 4 GB variety of CF's. But, these are becoming difficult to source these days. I've found that sometimes on a new CF, it helps if you first invoke 'FORMAT /MBR' prior to partitioning and formatting, as for what ever reason, sometimes the manufacturer has put or left something of a proprietary nature on the CF. Try that and see if makes a difference. Also, if your particular BIOS has the ability to 'find' the HD, give that a shot and accept what it returns for starters. Good luck.
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