Spock

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  1. Over the years I've found this line to be even simpler: From DOS boot: Scanreg /restore Often by returning the registry to a previous day or even a couple of days a proper boot takes place, et voila, no need for complicated system restore. At the very least it's worth trying first i'd say.
  2. Many thanks for this info. Selected a Hanns-G monitor. Detected straightaway without any software install on win98. (supplied software only supported by win7). Configuration with graphics card control was simple. Excellent results at 1280 x 1024.
  3. Yes using NVidia GeForce 6200 graphics card, which does have "Custom Resolution" - not ever used it mind. Seems a bit odd this 1366 figure. Wonder if it's a typo in Samsung's manual for 1360? I mention this because another monitor (not Samsung) also has 1360 x 768 which agrees with the standard in the GeForce 6200.
  4. That monitor "native" resolution is 1366 x 768@60Hz, check your video card (and it's drivers) to see if it is available. Since it is an *almost* 16:9 display, the only other "common in the old times" resolution that might provide an acceptable quality is the WXGA 1280x720 ("pure" 16:9). jaclaz Seems as if it'll be ok...Graphics card, GeForce 6200, supports 1360 (sic) x 768 at 60Hz. But not 1366. Is that a difference that matters?
  5. That monitor "native" resolution is 1366 x 768@60Hz, check your video card (and it's drivers) to see if it is available. Since it is an *almost* 16:9 display, the only other "common in the old times" resolution that might provide an acceptable quality is the WXGA 1280x720 ("pure" 16:9). jaclaz Seems as if it'll be ok...Graphics card, GeForce 6200, supports 1360 (sic) x 768 at 60Hz. But not 1366. Is that a difference that matters?
  6. Thanks for helpful info, esp. on checking display rate capability. Am thinking of Samsung S19B150N. Interestingly they do provide Device Driver, but for Win 7 (for some reason Win 7 may need it evidently; see. See: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/LS19B150NS/ZA#). Guess it's not an issue for win98. Strange behaviour here, though. Have temporarily replaced old Samsung monitor with another oldie SynchMaster 700IFT. Picure is ok, but every browswer page of any complexity gets refreshed; i.e. screen blanks and then refreshes - just once. . Not an issue because i don't intend using the monitor, but curious.... Thanks again.
  7. My old trusty Samsung (CRT type) 17 inch monitor used daily since 1996 packed up yesterday with dramatic flashing and a burning smell occurring on on boot up. Humm...Wondering if just any 19 inch LCD type monitor would do as a replacement? Preliminary look around suggests finding a win98SE driver could be a problem though? Any recommendations or thoughts on this? TIA
  8. There's a slide show on this topic - not for the technically challenged http://www.cypherpunks.to/~peter/vista.pdf
  9. Thanks to all for advice! Unplugged USB/FW card, freed-up one IRQ (IRQ 04, was analog modem) and got Connexant chipset PCI ADSL card working. (BTW I'd recommend it, can buy it v. cheaply on ebay). Then connected USB/FW card. U could be right about the IRQ... Here is what I've got: 04 USB and Firewire 09 USB 10 USB2 and PCI ADSL Didn't know that win98SE could accept two devices on same IRQ (?) aka IRQ 10. Also, the person who mentioned possibility of disabling Firewire on the USB/FW card is probably right. There's a 3-pin connector which often is enable/disable something. But as I've no spec and no manufacturer, except it's VIA chipset...humm. 98SE2ME + most upgrades Sempron 3.1G+ 1GB memory
  10. Will try and check. Only no manufacturer is on the box or the card...It just says "HI SPEED INTERFACE CARD" (Made in China) One thing: The PCI-USB card has VIA Tech 3038 pci to USB chipset and VIA VT 6212 USB2.0 chipset. ANYWAY, one question: how do I know which USB port is the USB 2.0 one? If all else fails...I've more or less decided that the simplest solution is to BIOS switch off COM1 ditch my old analog modem and freeup IRQ 4. (BTW Installed a treat on win98SE, and the NUSB drivers on this forum worked well also.)
  11. Yes, it's switched off in BIOS. I'm almost certain that the ADSL card will want its own IRQ (still awaiting delivery).
  12. I installed a PCI - firewire/USB card. Works fine. Problem is that it has used three IRQs. It's a problem because I need also to install a PCI-ADSL modem card and now there are no IRQs left. The PCI - firewire/USB card uses: IRQ 03 - PCI to firewire IEEE1394 & USB IRQ 09 PCI to USB2 IRQ 11 PCI to USB All I really need is one USB connection. SO i tried to freeup IRQ 11: 1. firstly i tried disabling the device of IRQ 11 (using device manager) but that didn't free it up. 2. secondly I tried removing it (using device manager) but on rebooting it was detected again :-( Anyone any ideas? Worse case, I could free up IRQ 04 which is COM1 in the BIOS, but i like to keep my modem just in case the ADSL goes down for some reason. Also i'm not sure whether IRQ 04 can be used for anything else? P.S. Background: A lightning strike zapped all internal motherboard USB functionality! Otherwise PC is ok. Hence need for installing these two cards.
  13. Apart from SE ME killer upgrade there is at least one other upgrade on this forum thaat requires the user to have a Win ME CD. I'm trying to buy one, and have looked at bothe amazon.uk and ebay sites. Would an "upgrade ME CD" or an "OEM CD" do the job? Or do i need a full install ME CD? (Apologies if the question is a bit basic). (Hey, anyone here with a spare disc to sell?)
  14. Could you tell me how to Update Unicode libraries (kernelXP)? TIA.
  15. Same here. I also did the kernel update first (subsequently ghosted back to remove). v7 of acrobat reader just didn't want to know. "This version of the Windows OS is not supported. Setup will now terminate."