I found a compatability problem with VirtualDUB, resp. with some its plugins that I use (e.g. FFVDUB.VDF, VDUBAUO.VDF, MP4InputDriver.vdplugin...) and Kernelex. Before I installed Kernelex it ran fine. Now VirtualDUB don't start (no error displayed, I see it only in task manager as a zombie process). I don't use global compatability I rather use individual. Enabling compatability for virtualdub.exe didn't help. When I uninstall Kernelex (ctlpanel/programs/remove) it started to work again. I also tried to downgrade to version 4.0 but the same. Even with old 0.3.6. If mentioned plugins are moved/renamed from plugins and plugins32 dir it starts. Here I made a small VirtualDUB 1.9.9 test package - please try someone else. I don't understand how Kernelex can affect other programs that don't have compatability set. Is there some similar issue with another program that sopped working after Kernelex installation?
There is a known problem that despite disabling KernelEx extensions still two things are enabled (hardwired) when KernelEx is installed. These are platform version check in PE executables and resource number limit check. Until your report this hasn't proved to have any ill effects. In your case those plugins won't be loaded by a stock system so VDub won't hang when KernelEx is not installed.
I will change it so that these checks work normally when extensions are disabled in a subsequent release.
I'm just curious, from a technical standpoint...why can't KernelEx work on Win 95? Is it a technical limitation (I know the platforms are quite similar) or an artificial one?
Technically it could work on Windows 95. But the choice was made to use 98 based on two factors: 1)
it has more implemented functions than 95 and 2)
I use this system myself
Making it work on 95 would require someone to port it.
When I try to install the 4.5 beta 2 I get a "Setupkex has caused an error in SETUPKEX.EXE".
I'm running Windows ME if that helps.
Will it help you if I tell you that it works perfectly for me?
Please write if it is a patched system, what other extensions from this forum you use, what language it is, etc. And it would be *very* useful if you could provide Dr.Watson log. Also check if 4.0 final 2 works for you.
Otherwise I can't help you, sorry.
Any news about a new version of KernelEx?
New version won't be released at least until next month because I'm *very* busy right now and have no time for KernelEx.
Next version will include the following changes:
* fixed GTA: San Andreas crash
* working latest Flash Player Plugin 10.1
* platform version check and resource limit check re-enabled when KernelEx extensions are disabled
* fixed compatibility problem with VDub reported by xrayer
* ... more to come ...