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  1. Is the PCI Bus Driver installed?
  2. You probably need my SATA Patch. To verify this, go into Safe Mode and remove the Hard Disk Controller Driver. Reboot into Normal Mode. It should work once. The Driver will be reinstalled and it will not boot in normal mode again.
  3. The Inland UED011 USB to Ethernet Adapter will work with Windows 98SE. The documentation and drivers that come with it only support XP and above. You can get the 98/2k Driver from the support page at www.davicom.com.tw. This is the only such adapter, I know of, currently available at my local Microcenter Store. The only one that lists 98 support doesn't work.
  4. The SIIG SoundWave 5.1 PCI and possibly the SoundWave 7.1 PCI appear to be the only Windows 9x compatible PCI Sounds Cards still available at my local MicroCenter. They sell Version 3 of the Card which supposedly does not support 9x and does not come with the Drivers, but their Website has the Version 1 Drivers which do support 9x and work with the Version 3 Card. They also have a VXD Driver for Windows 95 but I have not tested it. The Version 3 Card reports the same VEN, DEV, SUBSYS and REV Numbers as the Version 1 Card but lacks the MIDI/GAME Port.
  5. You didn't specify what 512MB Card you have. You can use the NVSIZE Test Program to see if you need the Patch. I do not have a Demo Version of the Patch.
  6. Yes. Windows 98 will also work with the 7950 GX2 but will only use one half of it. My NVSIZE Patch handles the four issues that I have identified when using the 512MB Card. The 256MB Card may be subject to up to three of those issues in some Motherboards.
  7. Definitely. I do it all the time. You probably will need my SATA Patch depending upon the available BIOS settings.
  8. SATA Motherboards generally support LBA-48. The Intel bug doesn't happen with Drives normally partitioned on the same Motherboard. My SATA Patch would allow you to use the additional Ports
  9. I don't think these Patches would help with your particular problem. The symptoms associated with the LBA-48 and geometry issues are: Failure to boot. Disk Errors. Disk Corruption. Compatibility Mode is not a symptom. Nor is there a dependence on RAM. I am assuming that you are not using SATA Drives. I have two different Patches. The BOOTMAN series of Patches upgrade or replace the BIOS Code and are implemented as a DDO. The High Capacity Disk Patch adds LBA-48 support to the Windows Driver.
  10. These problems and the 137GB limit are unrelated issues. I have never seen this problem. If your updates reinstalled the Hard Disk Drivers, it is possible that the Driver was disabled, causing the Drive to run in compatibility mode. Attempting to set MinFileCache or MaxFileCache less than 1/24 of the total RAM will be ignored. There are some buggy Motherboards after 2002 that do not properly handle LBA-48. I developed a fix for the EPIA series BIOSes. Some Intel Motherboards in the 8xx and 9xx series cannot handle more than 32GB Hard Drives if they were setup with an unexpected geometry.
  11. My SATA Patch can take care of any problem with the SATA Ports. I routinely use multiple HDDs and ODDs in some of my Computers.
  12. My free KERNEL32.DLL Patch is for files larger than 2GiB. It should have no effect of any kind unless you were playing a video larger than 2GiB.
  13. I am using K-Meleon 1.5.4 without KernelEx. I have to refresh the page with Javascript turned off to see a text entry Window. This is my first attempt to post this way. If you see this, it worked. Apparently it does. Now editing.
  14. Confirmed. I removed my VXD from the Z87 and ran the test until the Mouse choked. The Graphics Card Interrupt was marked active. I sent an EOI to the Virtual PIC and the Mouse recovered. The MSI 970A, with the VXD, has been running for more than 24 Hours without any Disk or Mouse problems. When I release the VXD, I plan to add it to the NVSIZE Package. If there is enough interest I might offer it as a standalone package.
  15. There may be some other Registers in the Chipset that are powered by the Standby Rail of the Power Supply. My MA785 remembers whether I last used a Mouse or a Keyboard on the single PS/2 Port, unless I lose Power. Of course there is also the CMOS which is Battery powered even if you pull the plug.