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  1. Hi. You forgot to mention that the other 97-2003 viewers cease around the same time (Oct - Dec 2009), So folk might want to grab Word and Excel as well.
  2. Comos. This is due to USB in Win 95 still being developmental when it was released. There is no stop and eject for attached devices mainly because (I believe) it was seen mainly as away of connecting scanners and printers. So when a device is removed then re connected it crashes th USB plug and play recognition which still hasn't unloaded the first instance of the device. There are ways to work around this such as shutting down before removing the drive. I have found that the USB flash driver from works well and I can reconnect my drives with no problems. The inf file can be edited if your drives are not recognised. HTH
  3. Hi Just being reading this thread Paragons NTFS for 98 is now listed as a free tool at:- Find it at bottom of page. HTH
  4. Hi Are you using ethernet or USB to connect the modem? Have you updated ME with any of the available patches? before installing the drivers. Have you installed a Firewall or AV software that may block installation or connection? You will need to uninstall the drivers via control panel > system or maybe via the install disk if it allows it before reinstalling. Is TCP/IP installed - ME may not install it as a default on some systems
  5. WD do appear to support this HDD in W98SE go here or if that is not the one try;p_redirect=&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb 3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9MTcsMTcmcF9wcm9kcz0yMjgsMjA5LDIxMSZwX2NhdHM9MTIzJnBfcHY9My4yMTEmcF9jdj0xLjEyMyZwX 3NlYXJjaF90eXBlPWFuc3dlcnMuc2VhcmNoX2ZubCZwX3BhZ2U9MSZwX3NlYXJjaF90ZXh0PTk4U0U*&p_li=&p_topview=1 Sorry about the length of that link but it goes to their support page It appears there may also be a driver for W98 FE (Retail ver). Driver can be found here HTH
  6. rfsapiens Welcome - I to had problems using 2GB RAM with 98SE. Even now I can only open 2 DOS boxes in 98SE. Every system seems to behave differently so be prepared to experiment. If you only need DOS install that only - it works well I used an old 8GB HDD and used the DOS files from Win 98SE. I found it best to install 98SE with only 512MB RAM installed adding all requires drivers - I used autopatcher to update the system. Then I added the extra RAM. Cutting a long story short I am using xmsdsk RAM drive 1310720MB in size. Virtual memory is OFF. AGP bios setting is 4MB this will depend on your video card as to what works. System.ini settings are [386Enh] Paging=off [vcache] MaxFileCache=32768 The vcache setting is the only one that allows me to have 2 DOS boxes. Win 98 is stable I have just read xrayer's HimemX page and will try that to see what happens
  7. jaclaz 1am may still need to enable the chipset with the inf for the motherboard bitter experience says for Dell machines download from Dell, as he is there he may as well download the other drivers for the laptop and O/S as Dell uses propriety parts and altered drivers where ever possible.
  8. Awergh The 350MHz timing problem in Win 95x was only relevant to AMD CPU and yes MS and AMD have a patch for this. The next timing problem was at 2.1GHz and effected all CPU's as well as both Win 95x and Win 98FE there is a patch for Win 98 FE but not Win 95x as MS in there stupidity had already decided it was obsolete. Though I did see a thread here where someone was trying to patch 95 with the files from MS 98 patch. I can't recall if it worked (I don't think it would). 32GB was the limit for FAT32 in Win 95OSR2x personally I not tried to use a drive larger than 30GB for my Win 95 set up. Though I may now experiment and try it with a larger drive. HTH
  9. You may need to visit the Dell website to down load relevant drivers for the computer. If you use the service tag on the underside of the computer or from the bios, you can go here - for US - for europe It will give you the original spec of the system as well as relevant downloads usually by O/S. Due to the way they name the downloads sort them as you download them so you know what they are.
  10. The Adobe site still supports win 9x They offer v5.0.5 for Win 95 though I use 5.1 happily which can be found with a quick Google. v6.0.1 for Win 98SE updatable with patches. Link is - - for full versions. For patches versions 6xx - 8xx current link is - HTH
  11. Microsoft in their er "wisdom" did list the files that were in the CAB files on the Windows 98 SE CD, which might help those considering a large file replacement. The relevant Knowledge base documents are:- 238664 Windows 98 Second Edition CD-ROM Directory List 1 238666 Windows 98 Second Edition CD-ROM Directory List 2 238668 Windows 98 Second Edition CD-ROM Directory List 3 238728 Windows 98 Second Edition CD-ROM Directory List 4 238729 Windows 98 Second Edition CD-ROM Directory List 5 238730 Windows 98 Second Edition CD-ROM Directory List 6 238749 Windows 98 Second Edition CD-ROM Directory List 7 238767 Windows 98 Second Edition CD-ROM Directory List 8 238771 Windows 98 Second Edition CD-ROM Directory List 9 238775 Windows 98 Second Edition CD-ROM Directory List 10 238809 Windows 98 Second Edition CD-ROM Directory List 11 238811 Windows 98 Second Edition CD-ROM Directory List 12 238813 Windows 98 Second Edition CD-ROM Directory List 13 239011 Windows 98 Second Edition CD-ROM Directory List 14 If there is a typo - one document did lead to another. Hope this is of use to someone.
  12. If you use the one from cruzer win though it sees a lot of devices, you may need to know the PID & VID details of the device you wish to connect, to check if the device has been included & to modify the inf file if they havn't. I used an XP system for that (system manager, click on USB devices to expand them, right click your new device, properties, detail tab. I did a cut and paste to notepad so I knew I had all the detail and it was transferable to w95) and followed the layout of the pre existing entries. I saved my modified files to a floppy which I used as the driver disk, and now I can use various flash drives from 512MB to 8GB as well as a USB HDD and a USB card reader with no problems on a Win 95 OSR2 machine which has been updated with all the fixes on MDGx site. Niknak
  13. Drugwash - Thanks for that tip for the Award bios, I always thought the bios had a lack of settings. I have found the AGP aperture size setting now. Soporific - Setting the AGP aperture size to 4MB (lowest setting). This made no difference to the problem.
  14. Having just installed this patch to try to solve another problem, my system which has 2GB RAM and having remarked out all vcache entries in the system.ini file rebooted just fine (except for the original problem ) and system said it saw 1022MB RAM which is just dandy
  15. Hi Soporific The Vcache fix did not solve my problem. Still locked out of the DOS box(es). Interestingly with all vcache settings remarked out in system.ini when booted the system was using 1022MB RAM and appeared OK except for the DOS box problem. Re PM My bios does not have the common references to the the video card. AGP overclock setting is the only one and that is at default. I also checked the manual and it only mentions the AGP overclock setting. This problem is somewhat galling. I will wait for the new version of AP the try it on a clean install but literally a section at a time.