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PRODUCT : Paradox NUMBER : 586
VERSION : 3.5
OS : DOS
DATE : November 5, 1991 PAGE : 1/3

TITLE : Running TUNE to Configure Paradox 3.5 for Protected
Mode Operation




Paradox 3.5 is designed to run in protected mode. However, on
many machines, Paradox requires more information about the
hardware to run in protected mode. There is a process called
Tune that performs hardware tests required to allow Paradox to
put the processor chip into protected mode correctly. When using
MS-DOS release 5.0, HIMEM.SYS and any software dependent on
HIMEM.SYS must be disabled to run the Tune process correctly.
Once the Tune process is completed, HIMEM.SYS and software
dependent on it can be re-enabled. (See below for suggestions on
cleaning the CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files.)

Tune is run as part of the Custom Configuration Program (CCP)
script. Running the "Tune" program through the Custom
Configuration Program requires that Paradox start in real mode.
This is done from the DOS prompt, in c:\pdox35 by typing:

C:\PDOX35>PARADOX -REAL CUSTOM

This will start Paradox in real mode and play the Custom
Configuration Program script, unless there is already a
PARADOX.CFG file which is changing the working directory. In
that case Paradox will return an error message "Can't find Custom
Script" and will not start. Start Paradox with the -real command
line option:

C:\PDOX35>PARADOX -REAL

Then change directories so Paradox can find the Custom
Configuration Program. From the main menu select Tools | More |
Directory to change to the \PDOX35 directory. Then choose
Scripts | Play and type Custom.

After starting the Custom Configuration Program. Select the
following menu choices: Tune | ProtectedMode | Configure. Follow
the Tune instructions to press the space bar at several points

while it tests the computer. The machine may hang or reboot
while Tune is running. This is normal. Reboot, restart the
Custom Configuration Program again and rerun Tune | ProtectedMode
| Configure. Tune creates markers during its tests, to mark its
progress, it will return to the point where it last left off,
until it completes a full test cycle.














PRODUCT : Paradox NUMBER : 586
VERSION : 3.5
OS : DOS
DATE : November 5, 1991 PAGE : 2/3

TITLE : Running TUNE to Configure Paradox 3.5 for Protected
Mode Operation




Once Paradox Tune | ProtectedMode | Configure is complete, it
returns to the "Configure | DefaultMode | Return" menu. Select
Return, select Return again, then select Do_it!. Select HardDisk
or Network (type in the private directory if you select network).
This will exit to the operating system. Do not make any other
changes at this time. Paradox will now be able to put the
computer into protected mode properly. Rerun the Custom
Configuration Program again at any time, to make any other
customization changes.

If Paradox still does not work properly in protected mode, the
most likely explanation is that there is a software conflict of
some kind. Set up a "clean machine", a so called "plain vanilla
system": rename C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT (e.g. to AUTOEXEC.OLD), and
rename CONFIG.SYS (e.g. to CONFIG.OLD). Create a temporary
CONFIG.SYS file with the following two statements and any device
drivers required for the computer hardware.

FILES = 20
BUFFERS = 20

Also create an AUTOEXEC.BAT file with only a path and prompt
statement.

PATH=C:\;C:\DOS
PROMPT=$p$g

Where C: is the boot partition on the hard disk, and \DOS is the
directory that holds the DOS utility programs. Then reboot the
computer. Go through the process of running {Tune}
{ProtectedMode} {Configure} again. If Paradox works now,
experiment with the CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files to
determine where the conflict is and how to fix it.

The following is an alternative method for starting the Tune
process. Note, this method should only be used after attempting
to use the previous method.

The first step is to change directories to where the Paradox
files are located:

C:\>CD \PDOX35













PRODUCT : Paradox NUMBER : 586
VERSION : 3.5
OS : DOS
DATE : November 5, 1991 PAGE : 3/3

TITLE : Running TUNE to Configure Paradox 3.5 for Protected
Mode Operation




Next, copy the Custom.ov1 file to Custom.exe:

C:\PDOX35>COPY CUSTOM.OV1 CUSTOM.EXE

Next, run the newly created Custom.exe program with the -Tune and
-U parameters:

C:\PDOX35>CUSTOM -TUNE -U

These steps start the Tune process. As stated in the previous
method, follow the Tune instructions to press the space bar at
several points while it tests the computer. The machine may hang
or reboot while Tune is running. This is normal. Reboot, and
restart the tune process by running Custom -Tune -U again. Tune
creates markers during its tests, to mark its progress, it will
return to the point where it last left off, until it completes a
full test cycle.

For information on other sections of the Custom Configuration
Program, check chapter 14 of the User's Guide.