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  1. Hmm...I guess you are talking about the one when it defaults to the Safe Mode, if Windows failed to load. I don't think it can be removed altogether, but try this workaround (if it works at all, never tested it) In MSDOS.SYS add/edit these under the [Options] section: BootMenu=1 BootMenuDefault=1 BootMenuDelay=1 It will load Windows in one second, while displaying the Boot Menu every the question is...will this override the "failed load" boot menu...:/
  2. Why not just...get a different GPU? Does the problem exists in Windows ME? Can you try a different Motherboard with your GPU? Did you try Xeno's Vcache patch? Did you try removing NWIZ? You can do that by going to the MS-DOS Prompt within Windows, going to the System directory, and typing NWIZ.EXE /UNINSTALL Ask yes on the prompt, and reboot. This will remove ALL NWIZ bloatware, and KEEP only the display driver, it's a neat trick.
  3. I've taken a look at the registry, and found these drivers for 98SE: - The Audio driver is here: (there is a newer A406 driver, but I had problems with it, the A404 works better) Highly recommend to install DirectX 9.0c for the Audio driver to work correctly: - The AGP driver is right here (it makes the GPU working properly): - The GPU driver (SiS 740 - is right here: (they have removed the downloader, now it's a direct link, thank god) - The IDE driver (makes the drive faster) is right here: - The Ethernet (LAN) driver is right here: These drivers, along side the NUSB33e.exe USB driver, and the Vcache patch should be all you need to have a fully working 98SE installation. I do not recommend to install any Service Packs, if everything works correctly without it. Make a clean installation from scratch.
  4. Yes, I do not use [vcache] at all. ConservativeSwapfileUsage=1 and DMABufferSize=64 will do more to speed up 98SE than [vcache].
  5. I just use the Xeno's VCACHE patch and ConservativeSwapfileUsage=1 and 1GB works without any problems. If you have any problems, just set MaxPhysPage to 20000. It limits the RAM to 512MB. You really don't need more.
  6. What's the GPU on that laptop? There are more than one GPU model it could be on this laptop, they made lots of variants. Depending on what it is, you can make it work under 98SE. Can you run regedit and make a screenshot/write all folder names under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Enum\PCI? This will help with finding the right drivers, if any are available for 98SE.
  7. ME does not have native USB2, I've just looked at the inf files, no USB2.
  8. 7900 GTX is faster than 7950GT. To your credit, 7900 GTX is only available in PCI-E form, unlike the 7950GT, but PCI-E cards work on 98SE regardless.
  9. The most powerful GPU for 98SE is the 7900 GTX. You need the unofficial 82.69 drivers, and R. Loew's 512MB NVIDIA GPU patch. (paid)
  10. Use Add New Hardware in the Control Panel, it should pick it up...maybe?
  11. 1GB of RAM caused some problems on my 98SE rig, such as older NVIDIA GPU drivers not working (45.xx), and 3DMark2001 SE not launching the benchmark. I highly recommend you stick with 512MB.
  12. Aren't LAN/WiFi speeds under 98SE slow in general? My nForce3 250 MoBo, ASRock K8Upgrade-NF3, with its built-in LAN controller, is quite rubbish in 98SE. I have abysmal speeds, even after all the tweaks and patches I could found. What's interesting is that, it will download fast, but after about 15 seconds, it slows down. Also, M$ lies! It says 98SE supports NDIS5 (which might help with speeds), but in reality, I haven't found any 98se network driver which uses ndis5, all of them uses ndis3. Some ME drivers do use ndis5 though.
  13. What's the use of looking at the calls, if we can't modify the GPU drivers?
  14. GPU drivers are code as well! Those are equally as important as the OS itself. No one made new GPU drivers for 98SE since 2006. I doubt any human knows how to make new 9x VXD GPU drivers anymore. (VBEMP doesn't count) I've tried running GTA 4 on 98SE, and was greeted with an Out of Video Memory error. Which is false, as the same GPU (6800GT) runs GTA 4 under XP.
  15. No need for any floppy disks and CD's. Just grab any USB Flash drive, format it using Rufus for MS-DOS, copy all stuff onto it, and FDISK. (if problems occur, replace and io.sys with the ones from 98se setup cabs, io.sys is winboot.sys in precopy*.cab, you have to rename it) Then you boot off it, use "fdisk /actok" This switch is very important! Then, change the drive to the second one (the first one is the usb flash drive) and make a partition, and make it active. (without the switch, it won't be possible to set it as active) Then reboot, boot again, and format the d: drive (the c: is the usb flash drive) Then copy, io.sys to the root of the d: drive. and the rest of the stuff whenever. Just remember that long file names will be truncated to 8.3. Then take out the usb flash drive, and boot from the hard drive, then simply run the setup. (with /is /ie /iv /iq /im /nr /p i) It will install 98se from a hard the same hard drive in the light of speed! That's the method I use to install 98SE on any PC that does not have a floppy drive not a cd-rom drive. Also, why not install Revolutions Pack? It's not unstable on my high end 98SE rig. Also, for me, the RLOEW's USB Mass Storage Drivers are better from here (the lexar ones): Also, why not U98SESP3 but outdated Autopatcher? Also, why not Opera 12.02? Firefox 2 is sadly not good for even basic sites. Too bad Opera 12.02 is also getting worse and worse, I've ranted about it enough.