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  1. Until now it was (as far as I know) impossible to use any Java Plugin in Firefox 3.6.* or higher. So the last Firefox version which is usable is 3.5.19. But now I've read some news about several KernelEx updates here. So here's now me question: Is anybody out there who managed it meanwhile to run a Java Plugin (I'm thinking especially about the Java next-gen-plugin) in FF 3.6.* or higher (including until FF 9.0.*)? The non-working Java Plugin in FF 3.6.* or higher is a reason why to stay at FF 3.5.19.
  2. Is the "paste button" (or similarly) in CorelDraw active (i.e. not greyed out) if you previously have selected "copy graphic" in SeaMonkey? Do you use an older or newer CorelDraw version? Firefox 3.5.19 is a "KernelEx browser". So if copying works (does it?) with Firefox 3.5.19 your problem should not be a general KernelEx issue. If I were you I would try/test the following: - Try to copy&paste from an old SeaMonkey version into your current CorelDraw version. - Try to copy&paste from FF 3.5.19 version into your current CorelDraw version. - Try to copy&paste from current SM 2.0.14 version into several (older and newer) CorelDraw versions. - Try to copy&paste from current SM 2.0.14 version into another image editor (like FixFoto; I can email you an old exe for testing if you want). That you can copy into IrfanView shows that copying from SM 2.0.14 isn't impossible in general.
  3. After trying some fonts (especially for working with MathML) I stayed in conclusion at the font "Symbola". I modified the newest version a little bit; i.e. improved some integral symbols and compressed the font file symbola_hint.ttf by deleting emtpy glyphs so that it has only 3,19 MB now. Symbola has not all symbols (e.g. chinese or japanese symbols are missing), but many Unicode symbols are included. Actual screenshot from http://www.w3.org/Math/testsuite/build/main/Characters/Blocks/02190_Arrows-full.xhtml with Symbola: @ MiKl How did you install that font FontAwesome? I tested it by simply copying the file fontawesome-webfont.ttf into Windows' fonts folder. I did not copy the other files included in the downloaded file font-awesome-4.3.0.zip. After that Firefox 3.5.19 displays http://fortawesome.github.io/Font-Awesome/ correctly without any further modifications. Firefox 3.5.19 requires KernelEx, too (like SeaMonkey 2.0.14 does). Which KernelEx version do you use? Yoo should try Firefox 3.5.19 together with FontAwesome to find out whether your problem is maybe a SeaMonkey issue. Does copying images from websites work with Firefox 3.5.19? I can't try it with CorelDraw because I don't have Corel Draw; but with some other image viewers/editors (IrfanView & Fixfoto) does it work if I copy an image from Firefox 3.5.19 into the editor. What exactly happens if you try to copy and paste an image directly from SeaMonkey into CorelDraw?
  4. Regarding http://www.w3.org/Math/testsuite/build/main/Characters/Blocks/02190_Arrows-full.xhtml: Does it look like the following screenshot (with ? instead of squares with numbers within)? Those files I have in the the mozlla firefox\res\fonts folder from Firefox 2, too. They are also readable by MS Word and Firefox. They are not fonts themselves; maybe only properties or settings. P.S.: Inspired from the tip with missing fonts I found for the moment a font called arialuni.TTF on my MS-Word-2000 CD. It has 23 MB(!). After installing the font I get many more symbols than on my first two screenshots; see the actual screenshot from Firefox 3.5.19 above. Only some very "exotic" and rare symbols (column 21F and partially 21E) are missing. It seems that I get with the font arialuni.TTF the same result as you got already "per default". Did/do you have already the font arialuni.TTF? I will now try some of the other fonts you suggested, and compare with arialuni.TTF.
  5. I've found a new (strange?) issue regarding Firefox 3.5.19 (and other versions above Firefox 3.5.19 seems not to be able to display MathML symbols (like special arrows and similarly) properly. Here's a screenshot from http://www.w3.org/Math/testsuite/build/main/Characters/Blocks/02190_Arrows-full.xhtml: And here is the same with Firefox . I must say that I have yet installed some additional fonts for displaying such symbols. But you can see that Firefox 3 shows only mysterious small squares with 4 numbers in each of it . Firefox 2 shows either the correct symbol or a question mark (if it doesn't find a corresponding symbol in any font-file). The behaviour of FF 2 seems more normally - and furthermore shows me that there are somewhere some correct symbols on the computer. But for any reason FF3 doesn't find/use them . Especially the comparison of column 21D (see the images above) ist remarkably. Could anybody please test the website www.w3.org mentioned above? Another website where I can see many of those strange squares (instead of symbols or question marks) is e.g. http://www1.chapman.edu/~jipsen/mathml/asciimathsyntax.html. I'm not sure whether it's a Firefox or KernelEx problem.
  6. Some time ago I remarked the issue that it was not possible to print with Firefox 3.5.19; i.e. Firefox 3.5.19 (and other 3.*-versions) often crashed while trying to print. You can see old threads regarding this topic: http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/162474-kernelex-printing-once-again-k-meleon-firefox/ http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/155505-printing-with-kernelex-451/ http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/170832-fireshot-extension-for-firefox-3;-print-with-kernelex-in-win98se-once/ But nothing seemed to work properly. So here's now my new workaround. I've written a small extension called PrintWithfFF2 which makes it possible to print making a "detour" via the Firefox 2 engine. So if you want to use PrintWithFF2 you will need the firefox.exe from Firefox 2. Furthermore you need another extension called Command Line Print. I have modified that extension from 0.5.2 to version 0.5.3. Here are some install instructions (not detailed): 1.) If you have not yet Firefox 2: Download and install (or extract) Firefox from ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/ 2.) You will need two separate profiles: One for Firefox 3 and another one for Firefox 2. If you have only one profile (e.g. your Firefox 3 profile), you should now create a new profile for Firefox 2. Don't forget the name of that profile; you'll need it later. 3.) Download PrintWithFF2+CommandLinePrint0.5.3.7z which contains both needed extensions, CommandLinePrint and PrintWithFF2. 4.) Install cmdlnprint_0_5_3.xpi in Firefox 2. 5.) Install PrintWithFF2.xpi in Firefox 3. It should not be necessarily to edit settings for CommandLinePrint in Firefox 2. Now it should be possible to print with Firefox 3 in Win98SE + KernelEx, using the Firefox 2's firefox.exe. You will find two new options under "File" in Firefox 3: "Print with Firefox 2..." "Print Preview with Firefox 2..." I think it's clear what they do . Before using the extension you should have a look into the settings of PrintWithFF2. I think settings are all self-explanatory. You'll see that it's also possible to print to an PNG-image. It should be clearly that KernelEx must be installed because Firefox 3.* will not work without it.
  7. @Ponch It's an built Audio CD. Win98SE detects it as an Audio CD -- because the CD is shown with the Win98SE-"AudioCD"-icon in "my computer". I had/have the file CLAudioCD.ax from Cyberlink archived from an USB stick. BTW: I have also a Cyberlink filter for playing DVDs. All with MPC 6,4,9,1. The MPC can also yet play *.mov, *.mp4 and other. Newer MPC-versions (called MPC-HC) don't work (they also don't play files or crash, even with KernelEx enabled), but were not needed until now. @GrofLuigi I tried CDDAReader.ax (the oldest version available on sourceforge.net) and registered it; but with no success. With this filter I get the well-known "cannot render the file" error. I now found a interesting posting on http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=29798&page=70, quote: "I have installed powerdvd 5.0 and was trying to use the included audiocd playing filter (CLAudioCD.ax) for playing cd's with mpc on win98se. I know that the included audio filter only works with winxp which is why I was trying to get this to work. The "open cd-rom" option is greyed out so I go to open file and select a track to play but it doesn't work." I have marked the deciding passage. It could maybe be that the internal MPC AudioCD-filter CDDAReader.ax will not work in Win98SE even with older versions of MPC?!
  8. I have 2 optical drives. Same problem with both of them. The WMP9 doesn't support other file-types which are played by MPC, i.e. *.mp4 and *.mov; I like the MPC (still) some little more. Now I found a (partial) solution for the MPC: It was possible to cause MPC to use the filter CLAudioCD.ax. At first I had to register this filter using the command regsvr32 CLAudioCD.ax. Then I added the following registry key: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Media Type\Extensions\.cda] "Source Filter"="{54F4C1CD-D46A-11D4-9D0E-DA91C8F4645E}" That caused that I can now at least load *.cda-files manually into MPC. But the "open-disc"-option stiill stayes greyed out. MPC does not detect automatically if a CD is inserted. BTW: If I insert a CD under WinXP, so MPC detects automatically(!) when the CD is inserted; the option "open-Disc" changes from grey to black and can be selected. UPDATE: It's now possible to play an Audio-CD if inserted into CD-Rom-drive automatically with MPC. How-To: Associate the file-type "AudioCD" with mplayerc.exe. But the filter (codec?) CLAudioCD.ax seems still to be needed. Maybe it's not possible that MPC uses the same filter like the Win98SE-internal cdplayer.exe?! The option "open-Disc" stayes greyed out.
  9. I tried to play an Audio CD using Media Player Classic (MPC) version 6,4,9,1. More precisely, what I tried: First of all I inserted the CD into the CD-Rom-drive. I selected "play" from the CD-right-click-menu, and the CD was played using the Win98SE-internal cdplayer.exe. Then I tried to play the CD with MPC. I started MPC, selected "file" - and there was a command "open disc", what should obviously start playing CD ... but the command was greyed out! Then I tried to load the *.cda-files from the Audio-CD manually to MPC, but I also got a (well-known?) error message "cannot render the file" from MPC. I tried to edit some options inside MPC (e.g. assign *.cda file extension to MPC), but all with no effect - I got always the same error message, and the "open-disc"-command stayed greyed out. I tried also some other MPC-versions than 6,4,9,1; always the same error occurs. It seems that MPC hasn't detected that there was inserted a CD with files to play?! Or that it can't find the correct filter(s) to play *.cda files? So the deciding question: Did anybody ever have success to play an Audio CD with MPC? BTW: I had the same issue while using the player "mplayer" which seemed to be an interesting alternative to MPC, but it can't play *.mid-files (and no *.cda-files).
  10. Good news: WinXP is finally installed successfully now! Your tip with the SP3 was the decisive point. I downloaded and integrated SP3 with nLite - and so I could overcome this last obstacle (34-minutes-error) during WinXP install procedure. No need of custom file ntdetect.com, no need to integrate some special Acer drivers with nLite. After installation I added some drivers (Chipset, VGA driver,...) from Acer's website for that Acer notebook, but still not the AHCI driver. One thing I remarked: I changed the BIOS setting to SATA/AHCI mode (only for testing) after successful installation. With this setting WinXP no longer started. Changed it back to IDE --> WinXP started again. I think I could maybe now install the AHCI Intel SATA AHCI Driver ( so I would be able use the SATA/AHCI mode. But has the usage of SATA/AHCI mode any advantage compared to the IDE mode? I mean - WinXP runs fine now, actually without SATA/AHCI mode. Any suggestions? Another thing: I want maybe backup the data from the actually clean WinXP system by simply copying it to one (ore more) bootable DOS "backup USB stick(s)". How to restore it if (anytime) necessary? Could I simply format the internal HDD (again), and copy the files from USB sticks back to it? Or will it not work (I'm thinking about problems with the boot sector and/or WinXP's boot loader). Or (if anytime necessary) might it be a better strategy to delete(!) all system folders by the DOS-command deltree and replace them by the backuped system folders on USB-Sticks?
  11. No; should I do so? I have partially good news: 1.) Blinking cursor - solved . 2.) But now new: I call it ... "34-minutes-error" :angrym: . See below. 1.) The solution of the problem with blinking cursor seemed to be to start the WinXP setup directly from internal HDD. I started at first smartdrv c+ (this increases copying speed drastically). And then I went to the I386 folder (which I had copied on internal HDD), and ececuted winnt. And now I got to the "next" screen in the WinXP setup after blinking cursor! I.e. the blinking cursor appeared still, but remained only for about 1 minute - and then I could continue setup . So this problem remained no longer, but I'm now coming to... 2.) After the first reboot during setup I can choose "WinXP setup" (or similar) from the (automatically installed) WinXP boot manager. The setup came up to the point where devices(?) are installed. But at this point the setup froze (also the blinking green lights down right on screen)! The setup says that there are 34 minutes remainung. I waited about more than 1 hour; nothing happened. You can see the frozen screen: Another update: I has now an effect if I change BIOS setting from IDE to SATA/AHCI (or vice versa). I tried changing only once; after first appearance of the 34-minutes-error I rebooted with SATA/AHCI-mode for testing. With IDE-Mode I get up to the point with the 34-minutes-error. With SATA/AHCI-mode I get the well-known bluescreen directly after selecting "WinXP Setup" in the WinXP bootmanager. So I think I should use IDE-mode for further tries. Could the 34-minute-error have something to do with nLite? I used ist again before copying the WinXP setup files to the Acer's internal HDD. But this time without creating an ISO file, but only "edited" the WinXP setup folder with nLite. I not included the AHCI_Intel_8.8.0.1009_XPx86XPx64_A.zip driver until now, because it seems not to be a textmode-driver (see the *.zip archive)?!
  12. The additional problem which I had was the fact, that the Acer was not able to boot from its internal HDD. I could start 'format D: /Q/S' from the USB-Stick C:, that means on D: there were the 3 needed DOS-files io.sys, msdos.sys, command.com. But after that the internal HDD was not able to boot (with unplugged USB Stick). I always got "no bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key". So it was necessary to use a program like Ranish partition manager: - to set the MBR (master boot record) of the internal HDD from somewhat like "undefined" to "Standard IPL" - to set the Boot flag to "active", That was not possible with fdisk and/or format. Only after that executing 'format D: /Q/S' showed an effect. I tried also this newer version. By using it I got not the described bluescreen, but instead a blackscreen with blinking cursor in the left. It seemed that meanwhile was loaded some setup data(?) in background, but I waited for ca. 30 minutes, and nothing happened. That means: The difference between v.1.0beta7 and 1.4 is only the colour of the screen when stopping WinXP setup... Or maybe I simply had to wait a little bit longer than 30 minutes...? The user littlebigman on http://forum.notebookreview.com/acer/586065-xp-aspire-3810t.html had also set the BIOS setting to "IDE compatibility mode", with also no effect. Maybe the BIOS is broken by design. User littlebigman wrote furthermore that he integrated the said Acer's AHCI Intel SATA AHCI Driver ( with nLite[#], and had to set in BIOS the "IDE compatibility mode". [#]No idea how he integrated driver; maybe I integrated them wrong?! Tomorrow I can make a first try to install WinXP from the internal HDD by the method to start winnt.exe directly from I386 folder (on internal HDD). Until now: No, it has no effect. See also (as said) the link http://forum.notebookreview.com/acer/586065-xp-aspire-3810t.html. The user there had a similar problem.
  13. Here ist the whole bluescreen when using WinSetupFromUSB_1-0-beta7: I downloaded them directly from Acer, finding the drivers by typing the serial number of the 3810T. The guy at the link I've already posted http://forum.notebookreview.com/acer/586065-xp-aspire-3810t.html used obviously the same drivers?! I read some of the links you posted; I think maybe there's somewhere the solution for my problem. Problem is that it's impossible(?) to find out the exact information about chipset from that Acer Aspire 3810T-354G32N because system analyzing tools won't run in MS-DOS. Of course I can not exclude that de HDD itself is (physically) damaged in any way. The reason for reinstalling ist/was malware; the previous OS (WinVista) was heavily infected. I recommended the user to use WinXP; he has no WinVista CD or USB-Stick. But I have another new information: I have accomplished it to install MS-DOS on the Acer! Here the instructions (i.e. my way to proceed this): 1.) Create a bootbable USB-stick with MS-DOS. You can use any tool for that; I recommend HPUSBFW_v2.2.3.exe. 2.) Download Ranish Partition Manager v2.40 and unpack it onto the USB-Stick. You'll find a DOS-program part.exe. 4.) Copy the DOS-files format.com, xcopy.exe, xcopy32.exe, xcopy32.mod on USB-Stick. 3.) Boot the Acer from USB-stick. 4.) Start part. In the following screen (from Ranish Partition Manager) select Harddisk 2 (the internal HDD), delete all partitions on it, set the MBR to "Standard IPL", create a new partition, format it (it can be done in Ranish Partition Manager), and (important!) set the Boot flag for the new partition. Save the new settings with F2. Exit now Ranish partition manager. 5.) Start format D:/Q/S. Here is D: the internal HDD, Q means "quick format", S is for installing MS-DOS files (from USB-Stick, which should be actually C:) to D:. 6.) Unplug the USB-Stick. 7.) Restart the Acer and set boot settings in BIOS to HDD. It shoult now boot MS-DOS from the internal HDD, which is now C:. I think this could be a possible basis for installing WinXP directly from the internal HDD?! I could copy all WinXP install files to the internal HDD, boot from HDD and try to start the setup directly from it. If this fails, so I can say that the problem is not the fact that I try to install from USB?!
  14. I try to install WinXP on a Notebook "Acer Aspire 3810T-354G32N". By trying this I get only trouble . Problem 1: The Acer doesn't have a floppy- or CD-ROM-drive, which makes booting difficulty. I can only boot from USB-stick. I can prepare USB-Sticks with Rufus or WinSetupfromUSB to be bootable. Problem 2: If I use Rufus, so the USB-Stick will not be bootable on the Acer. But I can "solve" problem2 by using WinSetupFromUSB (I tried several Versions, 1.0beta7 and 1.4). What I already did with WinSetupFromUSB: - Made a USB-Stick bootable with FAT32 file format - created a USB-Stick with WinXP-install-files; thereby the files were copied directly from a WinXP-install-CD, not from an ISO-file. Then it is principially possible to boot from this USB-Stick; I get first this screen http://www.winsetupfromusb.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Ashampoo_Snap_2014.01.20_17h30m44s_001_QEMU.jpg and can select the WinXP Setup. The setup at the first starts fine, but after loading FAT file system I get - either a bluescreen with the 0x0000007B error (if I created the USB-Stick with WinSetupFromUSB1.0beta7) - or a blackscreen with blinking cursor in the top left of the screen. At http://www.winsetupfromusb.com/faq/ and http://forum.notebookreview.com/acer/586065-xp-aspire-3810t.html there are described some workarounds. I have tried some of them: 1.) I have already tried a modified ntdetect.com Ntdetect.7z, with no difference. 2.) I changed the BIOS setting "SATA MODE" from "AHCI Mode" tho "IDE Mode" and back, with no difference. 3.) I tried to select "Auto-detect and use F6 SATA/RAID/SCSI Driver" like described in http://www.winsetupfromusb.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09, with no difference. 4.) I installed nLite on my (working) PC and tried to add following driver AHCI_Intel_8.8.0.1009_XPx86XPx64_A.zip, which also can be downloaded from Acer's website: http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Driver/AHCI/AHCI_Intel_8.8.0.1009_XPx86XPx64_A.zip?acerid=633773721411807534&Step1=Notebook&Step2=Aspire&Step3=Aspire%203810T&OS=X01&LC=en&BC=Acer&SC=PA_6. But even 4.) had no effect :angrym: ! I get still the blue- or black-screen described above. Maybe I did something wrong? I think I have added the driver not properly into nLite. Could it have something to do with the fact that I would need "text mode drivers" (or similarly)? PS: I had to unpack the nLite ISO- file before creating the bootable USB-Stick with WinSetupFromUSB. PPS: Here is the *.ini-file created from nLite LETZTE SESSION.INI.
  15. I just now tried to reproduce the output... With exactly the same result which I yet posted! Maybe we have different settings to execute batch files, or different versions of command.com?! Some modifications/notifications on my Win98 system which I can remember on the fly: I have here - Win98SE, version 4.10.2222A - actually KernelEx v4.5.2 installed - updated unicows.dll, version 1.1.3790.0 I saved it as echo.bat and started it by double-clicking on it. Following output: For some (for me unknown) reason the ampersand seems (here) not to produce an issue, contrary to your output. Could anybody other test one of the posted *.bat-files?