Win32s problems

TRICKETT A.J. gen5ajt at
Mon Aug 29 05:29:18 EST 1994

In article <33kqel$cmj at> "Dr R. Dalgleish" <ray at> writes:
>From: "Dr R. Dalgleish" <ray at>
>Subject: Re: Win32s problems
>Date: 26 Aug 1994 14:24:37 +0100

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>> In-Reply-To: <33k9pe$q4q at>
>> Organization: School of Biological Sciences, University of Bath, UK
>> In article <33k9pe$q4q at> you write:
>> >In order to run the latest version of Mosaic (a 32 bit application), it
>> >is necessary to load the Microsoft Win32s extensions. This worked fine
>> >on a trusty old IBM 55SX 16Mhz 80386SX but I'm having trouble with my
>> >new IBM clone 80486DX2-66 machine. The install procedure produced no
>> >error messages so everything seemed fine. However, the Freecell game which
>> >Microsoft provides as a way to test the system does not run and locks up
>> >the system. Otherwise, windows seems to work okay. Until I sort this out
>> >I will be unable to run Mosaic.
>> >
>> >Can anybody suggest a cure?
>> You could try WinWeb instead.  It looks similar to Mosaic
>> and was as fast.  I didn't try and crash it, but it didn't
>> fall over when I was playing with it.
>> -- 
>> Read the list of                Andrew Henry
>> Frequently Asked Questions v1.1 at:          A.H.Henry at    
>>   University of Bath, UK
>>        Sempre Gilles
>Somebody locally was able to sort out the problem for me. It seems that
>Microsoft (in their wisdom) have written the Win32s extensions so that
>they only work with the Microsoft VGA or SVGA video drivers for Windows.
>I had been using an S3 specific driver and that interferes with Win32s.
>I do not know if the Microsoft SVGA256 driver works with Win32s as it
>does not work with the S3 card and so I was unable to test the combination.
>Perhaps somebody else can answer that one.


>Raymond Dalgleish

It does however work fin with my S3 graphics card, and I'm using the Orchid 
supplied drivers.


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