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creepingnet



Joined: 19 Oct 2004
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Location: Lynnwood,WA

PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 5:29 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I've been trying a few things, and the 286 recognizes it's there from the aspiatap.sys file, then hangs. If I try to run guest with the Guest.ini present, it hangs, and if I try to run guest without the guest.ini present, the computer hangs.

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84' Tandy 1000(a)
90' GEM Computer Products 286
12' Franken-486
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Jorg



Joined: 03 Dec 2005
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Location: Netherlands

PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:18 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I did go through the same, although on an XT: see this link:

http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/showthread.php?t=2365

maybe there are some useful tips there.

I did not get it to work- the zip 250 needs the newer drivers, and that do not support XT's. The zip 100 should work, with older drivers (4.0?).
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creepingnet



Joined: 19 Oct 2004
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Location: Lynnwood,WA

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:17 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Yeah, I looked at that, actually, I finally got it working, here's what I did.....I'm using software version 5.4

I added the line into my already huge CONFIG.SYS file (huge because I have a multi-boot config on the 286 so I can run everything at top speed)....

DEVICE=ASPIATAP.SYS

I added that before Himem.sys as I read somewhere it had problems with before.

Then I just load Guest.EXE after boot.

I thought it was hanging up, it just takes awhile. This 286 is so much faster at everything else for it's age it's easy to forget it's just a 286 based PC sometimes. I have to wait between 30 seconds to a minute for it to find the IDE channel and drive letter and such.

The impressive part is with all the junk I have on this thing right now, I still have 450 out of 540 MB left on the hard disk Very Happy

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