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 PostPost subject: Windows 3.1 APM problem?        Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:31 pm 
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I am having a APM issue with wfw 3.11 , when I install it and enable "ms-dos with APM" in the installation when it gets to the part where you type in product key and your name that is were it freezes. Do I need a different APM driver? the laptop has a cyrix mediagxm processor and I think it implements APM differently than Intel,. Or the laptop needs a Bios upgrade,. Which I know I won't find. What I know is the APM driver with the installer was programmed by Intel. Can anyone help me with the issue, and possibly find me a APM driver, since I think APM is implemented in a different way. or tell me if I need a Bios upgrade.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 3.1 APM problem?        Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:32 am 
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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 3.1 APM problem?        Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:06 am 
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I'd be surprised you get APM working in that configuration.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 3.1 APM problem?        Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:43 pm 
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MichaelWeaser wrote:
I am having a APM issue with wfw 3.11


Are you sure it is wfw 3.11, not win 3.11 (or win 3.1 as the title mentions).

There is a known bug in POWER.DRV for win 3.1/3.11 when run in standard mode but not in enhanced mode; whereas as I recall wfw 3.11 only ran in enhanced mode.

See here.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 3.1 APM problem?        Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:42 am 
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MichaelWeaser wrote:
I am having a APM issue with wfw 3.11


Are you sure it is wfw 3.11, not win 3.11 (or win 3.1 as the title mentions).

There is a known bug in POWER.DRV for win 3.1/3.11 when run in standard mode but not in enhanced mode; whereas as I recall wfw 3.11 only ran in enhanced mode.

See here.


Yes its windows for workgroups 3.11, I know what I installed.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 3.1 APM problem?        Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:44 am 
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Disable APM and try again...


Yes If I don't select to enable APM it installs fine, I want to find away to enable APM when the computer is APM compatible.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 3.1 APM problem?        Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:13 pm 
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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 3.1 APM problem?        Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:43 pm 
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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 3.1 APM problem?        Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:13 am 
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Advanced Power Management iirc.


Correct. It's the predecessor of ACPI.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 3.1 APM problem?        Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:48 pm 
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MichaelWeaser wrote:
Yes its windows for workgroups 3.11, I know what I installed.


I wasn't suggesting you didn't.

I was simply asking you to clarify given the ambiguity which resulted from mentioning windows 3.1 in the subject but wfw 3.11 in the message.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 3.1 APM problem?        Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:41 am 
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Cyrix mediagxm processors are compatible with with any version of windows 3.1 , Because other computers that had the same processor, I have read in manuals for the computers that it says will run DOS, windows 3.1 , windows 95 , windows 98. I am wondering if Cyrix requires custom APM drivers. I believe that maybe Cyrix APM is implemented in a different way than the original Intel standard. Also It is possible that the laptop needs a BIOS upgrade, but what I know is a BIOS upgrade was never made available for the computer.


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