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  1. Thanks for help! The rloew patch is very useful to start windows in safe mode with a lot of ram! (2Gb in my case) I tried almost all possible combination restarting windows98 and reinstalling drivers. I had no succes to make this hard disk work in Windows 98. On this PC I have an IDE disk and another Sata disk 250 Gb that works perfectly and it is recognized as "Sata" by bios instead of "Sata 2" . My motherboard is Asrock 4coredual-Sata2 and the hard disk giving me problem is a Seagate Barracuda 1Tb model 7200.11 (code ST310000333AS). Hope this information can be useful for who is planning to buy a Sata hard disk on this motherboard. Reading the hard disk manual it states that the jumper can be used on motherboards that are not able to negotiate the transfer speed with the disk. I imagine that my attempt must have failed cause the bios sees this hard disk as sata2 and the motherboard automatically negotiate the transfer speed with the disk without taking care of the jumper. Moreover I imagine that the win 98 sata drivers of the motherboard must be defective. I believe that the fact that BIOS Sata mode must be set to Raid to make Sata disks work on win98 shows that the VIA drivers for w98 are far from beeing perfect. Many thanks again to RLoew and Dencorso
  2. I could not log in in safe mode cause I have 2 Gb Ram on the motherboard and I did not want to mess with the ram settings and configuration that works so great now. I simply removed both the ide drivers and the sata drivers from the hardware devices and did reboot with the sata2 disk attached. I had the same problem again.... windows does load just to the point it shows a low resolution screen with only the mouse pointer working. (to restore the working system all I had to do was to remove the sata2 connector and reboot and I was able to restart in normal mode and reinstall the drivers easily at request of the OS.) I assume it is not the VIA Sata driver the problem cause I removed them. I guess there must be some kind of incompatibility between some other module of my windows98 and SATA2 disks? Can anyone give information on that ? Working in safe mode could help to solve the problem? (P.s. to Rloew) How could I obtain this patch? and how would it work around the problem?
  3. I have windows 98 running on Asrock 4coredual-sata2 motherboard in multiboot. All seemed to be working perfectly. Recently I bought a new hardisk 1Tb (actually I was able to format it in 10 Fat32 partitions fora total of 931Gb). The hard disk also seems to work perfectly when I boot in windows xp or linux. When I boot in Windows 98 the OS stops at the booting sequence just after showing a low resolution screen. My sata drivers should be ok as I already have another sata hard disk that windows 98 can easily access. Can anyone tell me what could be the problem? The bios shows the new hard disk as "Sata II" hard disk in contrast with the old sata hard disk which is recognized just with as "Sata". I figured out that this could be the problem so I have put the jumper on this new seagate hard disk to make it behave like a normal sata and it did not work (bios is set in raid mode). The bios still shows it as sata II and windows 98 does not boot. any suggestion?
  4. Thanks for information. I checked with a benchmark program Windows XP and Windows 98 and you are right! Office shows exactly a factor of two in XP over Windows 98. May be the "perceived" speed I have of WIndows 98 is biased due to my preference.
  5. " Well, if you're so happy with 98, then would you care to donate your quad core CPU to someone who can actually put it to some worthwhile use? I'd gladly trade you a single core CPU for it... since that's all you know how to use anyway newwink.gif What a horrendous waste. By the way, Linux is not an acronym. It should not be capitalized." Well I appreciate you reading in such details my post. And thanks for telling me that LINUX should be written "Linux" even if your accurate reading effort was not enough to read between the lines and understand that I do actually use the Quad core CPU in Linux. My point is that Windows 98 on a single core shows to be still faster than using the full quad core CPU with Windows XP clean and without spyware (did I spell it right?) . The O.S. seems to count more than the CPU in the overall performance of applications what do you think ?
  6. I have both Windows 98 and xp on a quad core pc (together with LINUX UBUNTU+ KDE and Linux MEPIS). The motherboard is on sale in every country and is the Asrock 4CoreDual-SATAII with 2 GB of RAM Windows 98 is able to use only one core of the quad core CPU. Xp and LInux make full use of the Ram and the CPU. I use the PC mainly for desktop activities and for Internet use and I find much more fast and safe to use Windows98 for my activities. I hate to waste cumulative hours waiting for the pc doing stuff that I would not approve ( if ever informed about what the hell is happening). I was able to do amost everything you would ever like to do on a PC with Win98. And I believe it takes considerably more effort to safely surf the net with XP (if it is at all possible) than just learning how to install win98 on a new motherboard. Just my opinion! By the way if someone wants to dual boot WIN98 and XP on a SATA enabled motherboard I suggest to buy a small ATA disk for WIN98 and use the SATA disk for xp and for a FAT32 data partition that can be used to exchange data between the systems. Sata disk with proper drivers do not have any space limitation under win98. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ I would suggest in any case to avoid using the same Hard disk for both WIn98 and XP!!! ____________________________________________________________________________________________ so if you have an enough big ATA disk make the first partition as FAT32 for WIN98 and use the rest of the disk to experiment LINUX. You are going to need LINUX to fix your PC sooner or later! A good live LINUX distribution can be also useful. Especially to make partitions at first install and to repair any boot up problem. HAve fun !
  7. Rloew Memory patch _____________________ I have tried the memory patch of Rloew without success. I have a windows98SE italian version. It works only on english version? CORRECTION __________________ Ok after reading the post (following this one) of rloew I tried the demo patch again in the new version and it allowed me to see 2Gb of RAM on win98se. I started some programs in the 10 minutes and everythings seemed to work fine. I am not buyng now this patch cause 1 GB of Ram is enough to cover all my memory needs for now in win98. I encourage rloew to write some documentation about how he solved the problem. This documentation could be more valuable than the code in itself. (Anyway I guess there can be a way of making monney out of it for him if he decide to give out code as open source. Any suggestion or comment? )
  8. Looking for a LAPTOP that could run windows 98. ---------------------------------------------------------------- I have found the information that follows in the news. I understand that this PC will be able to some extent to run WINDOWS98 (beeing able to use the Hyperion Pro drivers). Any comment? _________________________________________________________________________________ "Via releases laptop design as open source Via Technologies released the hardware design for a low-cost laptop with WiMax support under an open-source license on Tuesday, a move intended to make customization easier and shorten design cycles for system makers." "he OpenBook is based on Via's 1.6 GHz C7-M processor and VX800 chipset. The design includes an 8.9-inch screen with a resolution of 1,024 pixels by 600 pixels and calls for a hard disk with a capacity of 80G bytes or more. The basic wireless module included in the design supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Optional modules include Assisted GPS (AGPS), WiMax, and support for high-speed cellular networks based on EV-DO (Evolution Data Optimized), HSPA (High-Speed Packet Access), and WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access). Other features of the 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) OpenBook include a full-size keyboard, up to 2G bytes of DDR (double data rate) memory, a 2-megapixel camera, a memory-card reader, and a 4-cell battery that offers up to three hours of life. The laptop is designed to run Windows Vista, Windows XP, or Linux, including G/OS, SuSE Linux, and Ubuntu." ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
  10. I have had same problem with Asrock 4coredual-sata2 -Intel core 2 quad processor -2 Gb of DDRII - My Mainboard has VIa chipset and it appears that if I do not set in the BIOS the sata driver as RAid the system does not boot. So if you got also Via chipset the simple solution is to abilitate Raid in the BIOs. LEt us know if you solved problem
  11. Laptops and Windows 98 ____________________ Any one here knows if it is possible to buy a new laptop that can be used with windows 98?
  12. Thanks again for xrayer I have just installed HimemX.exe on Windosws 98 SE on an Asrock 4coredual-sata2 -Intel core 2 quad processor -2 Gb of DDRII - My win98's modify steps are just as above 1. Download HimemX from 2. Copy himemx.exe to win98 directory 3. Add the line in config.sys DEVICE=C:\WIN98\HIMEMX.EXE I am now able to put a maxfilecache of 44000 (48000 did not work for me) while before I was only able to get as high as 40000. And the most important thing is that I completely solved problems with dos boxes. I can now start an almost unlimited number of dos windows instances while before (without the himemx) I was unable to run more than 3 dos boxes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. Has anyone in this forum used with success Loewe patch complete version?
  14. nForce3 Chipset is not good for Win98… No benefits of Phenom Quad Core under Win98, either You should not mess up with this MB under 98, I suppose… its not worth spending money for hardware, you cannot take advantage of… A guess, the best option for the time being is a cheap ECS P4M800Pro-M2 or Foxconn P4M9007MB with Celeron Conroe-L, which can handle BSEL mod too. The combo price should be around $100 From the point of view of multiboot users I guess the point is not what is: "the best MB tailored for Win98" In fact for me and other users it is all about: "the best Mb for Linux and XP (or Vista) still compatible with WIn98" ! (By the way I do not even understand your point of view : If I had to run a simple Win98 OS on a cheap PC I would look directly at the used market.)
  15. "6. AGP cards???? can be directed to use other memory I just forget where to. In most cases you need to tell it in the settings and it can see the extra memory it just has to reach it." Anyone has a clue on how to do this and if it could be possible to address the memory problem by changing the video card memory usage?