[Trlog] config.sys and other issues
kd4d at comcast.net
Sun Feb 12 13:06:01 EST 2006
You could stick the old disk drive in your new computer and install
a boot loader like GAG (gag.sourceforge.net) which would "reverse"
the two disk drives when you booted DOS. Then, you'd be running
exactly the same OS and configuration in the new computer.
Steve London wrote:
> My venerable 25 MHz 486 was trashed by lightning, just before the
> September Sprint, and I'm now using a 200 MHz Pentium (I always was a
> state-of-the-art person !).
> Despite having smartdrv enabled, I'm having a problem with disk drive
> contention. The problem is most noticible in a Sprint S&P exchange - the
> way TR works, the QSO gets logged to disk as soon as I hit the Enter
> key, which also causes my exchange to be sent. However, the CW sending
> is being delayed by the write to the disk. It's as if the smartdrv isn't
> working. Here's the config.sys:
> FILES = 30
> STACKS = 18,512
> DEVICE = C:\WINDOWS\HIMEM.SYS
> DEVICE = C:\WINDOWS\EMM386.EXE
> DEVICEHIGH = C:\WINDOWS\SMARTDRV.EXE C+
> The SMARTDRV does show up under mem/classify .
> Yes, it's an old 5 Gb disk drive in the Pentium, but could it really be
> slower than the 300 Mb drive in my old 486 ?
> Suggestions ?
> Steve, N2IC
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