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Article ID: 139052 - Last Review: September 27, 2013 - Revision: 1.1

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Certain terminate-and-stay-resident programs (TSRs) and device drivers are known to cause problems with Windows 95 Setup. These are classified as "dirty" or "deadly" TSRs.


"Dirty" TSRs or device drivers are known to cause problems in Setup, but not necessarily to cause it to stop responding (hang). If Setup detects a dirty TSR or device driver, it warns you that there may be problems and recommends that you disable the TSR or device driver before you continue. You can often continue Setup without disabling the TSR or device driver.

"Deadly" TSRs or device drivers are known to cause Setup to hang. If Setup detects a deadly TSR or device driver, Setup stops and instructs you to disable the TSR or device driver, restart your computer, and then run Setup again. You cannot continue until the TSR or device driver is disabled.

The following tables list known dirty and deadly TSRs and device drivers that are detected by Setup:
   Dirty TSRs and Device Drivers
   Allemm4.sys  All Charge 386  Anarkey   MS-DOS APPEND Utility
   Asplogin.exe ASP Integrity Toolkit   MS-DOS ASSIGN Utility
   Cache.exe    Disk Cache Utility      CED Command Line Editor
   Ced.exe      PCED Command Line Editor  Command Line Editor
   Cubitr.exe   Cubit
   Datamon.exe  PC Tools Datamon
   Desktop.exe  PC Tools Desktop TSR
   Diskmon.exe  Norton Disk Monitoring TSR   DOSCUE Command Line Editor
   Dubldisk.sys Double Disk Data Compression Utility
   Ecyddx.sys   IBM PC Support
   Eimpcs.sys   IBM PC Support
   Ems386.sys   Memory Manager
   Ep.exe       Norton Desktop/Windows Erase Protect TSR
   Flash.exe    Flash Disk Cache Utility MS-DOS GRAPHICS Utility
   Hpemm386.sys HP Expanded Memory Manager
   Hpemm486.sys HP Expanded Memory Manager
   Hpmm.sys     HP Memory Manager
   Hyper286.exe Hyper Disk Cache Utility
   Hyper386.exe Hyper Disk Cache Utility
   Hyperdkc.exe Hyper Disk Cache Utility
   Hyperdke.exe Hyper Disk Cache Utility
   Hyperdkx.exe Hyper Disk Cache Utility
   Iemm.sys     Memory Manager
   Ilim386.sys  Intel Expanded Memory Emulator
   Join.exe     MS-DOS JOIN Utility
   Kbflow.exe   KBFlow TSR by Artisoft
   Lansel.exe   Lansight Network Utilities TSR       Le Menu Menuing Package
   Lsallow.exe  Lansight Network Utilities TSR
   Melemm.386   Memory Manager
   Ncache.exe   Norton Disk Cache Utility
   Ncache2.exe  Norton Utilities NCache Command Line Editor
   Newres.exe   Newspace Disk Compression Utility
   Newspace.exe Newspace Disk Compression Utility
   Pa.exe       Printer Assist PC Tools Disk Cache Utility
   Pc-kwik.exe  PC-Kwik Disk Cache Utility
   Pcpanel.exe  LaserTools Printer Control Panel
   Pcsxmaem.sys PCSXMAEM Utility
   Print.exe    MS-DOS PRINT Utility
   Pyro.exe     Pyro! Screen Saver
   Qcache.exe   386 Max Disk Cache Utility
   Qmaps.sys    QMAPS Memory Manager
   Ramtype.sys  RamType Utility
   Rm386.sys    NetRoom Memory Manager
   S-ice.exe    SoftIce       Sidekick Version 1.0
   Sk2.exe      Sidekick Version 2.0
   Skplus.exe   Sidekick Plus
   Smartcan.exe Norton Utilities SmartCan
   Speedrv.exe  Norton Speed Drive
   Speeddrv.exe Norton Speed Drive SpeedFXR
   Subst.exe    MS-DOS SUBST Utility
   Superpck.exe Super PC-Kwik Disk Cache Utility
   Tscsi.sys    Trantor T100  SCSI driver
   Umbpro.sys   UMB Pro Memory Manager
   Undelete.exe Undelete Utility
   Vaccine.exe  Vaccine Anti-Virus Program  PC Tools VDefend
   Vdefend.sys  PC Tools VDefend
   Vdisk.sys    IBM RAM Disk Utility
   Vems.drv     Memory Manager
   Viralert.sys Data Physician Plus TSR
   Vmm386.exe   Memory Manager
   Vmm386.sys   Memory Manager
   Xgaaidos.sys 8514 emulation driver
   Xtradrv.sys  IIT XtraDrive Software
   Xmaem.sys    XMAEM Utility

   Deadly TSRs and Device Drivers
   Cdremap.exe  CD-ROM Drive Remapper Utility
   Ic.sys       Ironclad Software
   Iddrv.sys    INFINITE Disk Software
   Idres.exe    INFINITE Disk Software
   Nav.drv      Norton Anti-Virus Software
   Nav_.sys     Norton Anti-Virus Software
   Navtsr.exe   Norton Anti-Virus Software PC Tools Disk Cache Utility
   Super.exe    PC-Kwik Disk Cache Utility
   Superpck.exe Super PC-Kwik Disk Cache Utility
   Tspdrv.sys   Symantec Disklock Utility
   Virstop.exe  F-Prot Anti-Virus    Central Point Anti-Virus TSR
   Vsafe.sys    Central Point Anti-Virus
   Vwatch.exe   PC-Tools Anti-Virus Software


You may want to check with the manufacturer of the TSR or device driver for a version that is compatible with Windows 95.

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