Dellfan

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  1. Well I'm sorry if you thought I was implying anything other than what was stated. I did not state that you don't know what you are talking about, nor did I say anything about being mislead. Don't know where you got that from, but neither was I the first who got snarky. Maybe you thought I was talking about your modded files. I was not. Perhaps you are used to replying only to comments taken out of context. Not trying to start a flame war here. Yes, I have run these files, and I have folders with the extracted files. I was strictly referring to the 900 series files, not the 800 series. The 900 series were the ONLY files I referred to. I am looking for files with enough support to provide a fully working Windows 98 system under Intel 900 series chipsets. I still stand by my previous statement - Would love to hear from someone who has made Windows 98 work fully on Intel 915GM. I have read posts on different forums going back more than 10 years, hasn't been done. I've read those who have used Scitech drivers, virtual machines, etc. generally with follow-up posts about how much WASN'T working after the fact. People been working on these issues since the time when Windows 98 was STILL being supported by Microsoft. I guess that since even with your modded drivers that you're not seeing 100% success, it ain't gonna happen. Maybe I'll just set up these Dell D610s I have as Linux machines or Hackintoshes. Thanks for your input.
  2. "Are you sure you know what you're doing?" Nice. Thought we were sharing information. Good day.
  3. http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/archive/radeonaiw-98me has the Windows 98 drivers for ATI Mobility Radeon X600.
  4. There is no .inf file in the exe file LoneCrusader indicated. So we are back to my original statement. Would love to hear from someone who has made Windows 98 work fully on Intel 915GM. I have read posts on different forums going back more than 10 years, hasn't been done.
  5. The security catalogs in the Win98 folder for the 915 are not recognized as such (invalid), and the chipsets are not updated when installed. I've tried these .inf on some Dells like the D610, and I couldn't get the USB to work the way it was suppose to, among other things, even with the Unofficial Universal USB 2.0 Stack installed. I would welcome a chance to try the ones you've modified. It would be very cool to get the D610 working with Windows 98!
  6. As previously stated - There is NO Intel chipset support for the 900 series in Windows 98. None. You can download Intel drivers that say they do, but the .inf doesn't have the correct instructions, and the .cab files are invalid.
  7. Don't know where you read that all this works with Windows 98, because it doesn't. You state that a Dell D410 with a 915GM chipset will work, then state that a D610 with the same chipset won't work. You can install Windows 98 on a D610 with the ATI Radeon x300 because there are Win98 drivers for that card, but the motherboard will not function correctly. There is NO Intel chipset support for the 900 series in Windows 98. None. You can download Intel drivers that say they do, but the .inf doesn't have the correct instructions, and the .cab files are invalid. Yes, Dell D505 can support Windows 98, but you need to install DOS instructions FIRST for it to work properly. There are NO Win98 drivers for the Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 card, only the 2100. Some of those Dell Wireless cards will work if they are a specific Broadcom brand that can use the generic Win98 drivers, but most of them won't. There are no nVidia GeForce4 Go drivers for Windows 98, but other GeForce4 drivers will work with those cards when the .inf file is modified. I've only posted information that I know is accurate and true after I've worked with those specific laptops.
  8. Sounds like the way you have your DOS folder set up is causing the problem. Your Autoexec.bat and Config.sys files are calling for programs you don't have setup the same as you did when you first installed them. You will have to write changes in those files to get DOS and Windows to act the way you want. Hopefully someone will read this thread and be able to help with that. I don't know DOS well enough.
  9. On 11/8/2016 at 11:31 PM, Dellfan said Found this information here which seems to solve the problem of exiting into MS-DOS from Windows when you have a Dell D600 that has a modified hard disc controller to show your CD or DVD-ROM within Windows - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/138996 Defining Custom Config.sys and Autoexec.bat Files To define custom Config.sys and Autoexec.bat files to be processed when you restart your computer using the "Restart the computer in MS-DOS mode" option, follow these steps: If you have not restarted the computer in MS-DOS mode before, click Start, click Shut Down, click Restart The Computer In MS-DOS Mode, and then click Yes. At the command prompt that appears, type exit and then press ENTER. Click the Start button, point to Programs, and then click Windows Explorer. Locate the "Exit to DOS.pif" file in the Windows folder, use the right mouse button to click the file, and then click Properties on the menu that appears. Click the Program tab, and then click Advanced. Click Specify A New MS-DOS Configuration, define the custom Config.sys and Autoexec.bat files in the CONFIG.SYS For MS-DOS Mode and AUTOEXEC.BAT For MS-DOS Mode boxes, and then click OK. You don't have to write anything different in the CONFIG.SYS or AUTOEXEC.BAT files (unless you know what you are doing to make changes in DOS files), just exit out and reboot. After, if you go to Restart in MS-DOS, it will reboot the system totally, then state "Windows 98 is now starting your MS-DOS_based program". Then you will see the usual Microsoft Windows 98 copyright and the C:\WINDOWS> prompt. If you type "exit" to exit out, it will again reboot the system from the beginning and say "Windows 98 is now restarting...". If you type "win" to exit out, then it will state "You are currently running in MS_DOS mode. Do you want to return to normal mode, to run Windows applications again [Enter=Y. Esc=No]?" Hitting Y will reboot the system again from the beginning and say "Windows 98 is now restarting...". Took me several days of research to find this information. It may not be a perfect solution, but I hope it helps someone else enjoy Windows 98 on a Dell D600!
  10. Lots of good information here! I have finished setting up a Dell D600, plenty of good programs put on it and all drivers installed. The problem I'm having is shutting down from Windows and going to Restart to MS-DOS. I've asked because of the way the Intel 82801DBM Ultra ATA Storage Controller has to be configured to show the CD ROM within Windows, this hinders the way the D600 goes from Windows to DOS. Before I made the change to the Resources to get the controller to show the CD/DVD ROM within Windows, I could get Windows to restart to DOS. Now with the changes made, it boots to a black screen with a blinking cursor and no prompt. I've set up a Dell C840 and a IBM R40 with Windows 98 and no issues with either. Anyone else having this issue?