Help with Windows 3.11 driver problems?

December 22, 2018 at 18:08:43
Specs: Android
So, recently I installed Windows 3.11 on top of my ms-dos 6.22 installation and everything seems pretty functional aside from the fact that Everytime I attempt to load in a driver nothing happens. It just loads for a few seconds and then just nothing changes. However, Everytime I load a disk without any OEMSETUP.INI than it will throw an error which shows activity is definitely going on.

What causes this?


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#1
December 22, 2018 at 19:54:46
How is it that you are loading drivers. Most hardware during the Win3.1 days came with setup files that extracted the drivers to the correct location. It generally wasn't like adding drivers in the "Win9x-and-beyond" era.

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December 22, 2018 at 20:09:11
I tried two things. One was an Ethernet driver, and a driver that produced sound through the PC speakers (I don't have a sound card). All of them just came with files and the OEMSETUP.ini. In the Control Panel I tried adding these as an unlisted option and nothing happens. Because there's no installer I just assumed this is what I needed to do

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#3
December 22, 2018 at 20:56:28
An Ethernet card will likely require Windows for Workgroups 3.11 (at least the installation would be far easier). Otherwise you may have to get it working in MSDOS first or install some other software to get Win3.1 to recognize it.

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/j_...

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#4
December 23, 2018 at 04:25:55
You really need to list your hardware (Android, in your specs, doesn't help.) Presumably it is pretty old - of an age commensurate with Windows 3.11 - as I doubt that 3.x drivers are available for any hardware made in the last twenty-odd years.

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#5
December 23, 2018 at 16:21:43
Also, FWIW, the speaker driver for Windows was "speak.exe" (a generic driver from Microsoft). Available here:

http://www.conradshome.com/win31/

As mentioned, you run the executable after downloading. Don't expect any high-quality sound from it. It just uses the existing speaker for .wav files (and can interrupt the machine while it's playing).

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