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windows 98 boots up fast anyway but more speed is always good

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Good idea to use BLA or BLE to time Win9x bootup routine.

FYI:

BLE v1.3 [file above is older v1.1] is posted at author's web site:

http://www.blueorbsoft.com/ble/

Direct download [314 KB, freeware]:

http://www.blueorbsoft.com/ble/BLE_Setup.exe

How to use them:

http://www.mdgx.com/newtip14.htm#SUYG

BLA + BLE linked here:

http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#BOO

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windows 98 boots up fast anyway but more speed is always good

But sometimes more speed may come at the price of lost stability, soldier1st.

Stability [less to no Windows crashes] is my very first priority on the PCs I

use, then speed. If a 'speed boost' cause more problems for Windows, I don't

use it.

If you really want to improve performance of Windows, buy some memory

chips & install them onto your computers. At least RAM chips are affordable

and you can run software that requires big chunks of memory. Be sure to

match the kind of memory chips your computers use before buying.

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i have 512 pc3200 ddr 400(being used to it's full capacity)there are no problems or stabilty problems so i go for more speed,if problems arise i revert what i previously did,the comps i make now come with with w2k or xp,not 98 se

i plan to upgrade to 1 GB someday

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I use 1 GB DDR 400 in Win 98 SE with 2.0b2 SP and it is very stable. I also use top 2 GB of my disk for swap partition.

I recommend not using Creative products though, my Destructive Labs SB Live! Value needs to install in low 4 MB of memory which causes a lot of problems with Win 98 SE. I have to use EMMExclude=A000-FFFF and also I can't install huge ram disk or smartdrv cache without causing SB Live driver problems.

BTW, I believe Win98 SE supports only up to 1.5 GB of physical RAM. However, you may be able to create a ram disk which uses up any physical memory you have beyond that, and then use the ram disk as your swap drive. I'm curious if anyone has tried this.

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i have a creative soundblaster live 5.1 soundcard in another comp that runs xp/2000 n it works good,it did work good in 98 se

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Try downloading the very LATEST drivers of the SoundBlaster Live 5.1

sounc card at their web site:

http://us.creative.com/support/downloads/

Sorry, azagahl. You can only create a RAM disk up to 32 megabytes.

The ram disk driver (ramdrive.sys) allows creating ram drives no greater

than 32 Mb.

You can also try removing the SoundBlaster Live Sound card and place it

into another PCI expansion slot, which will use different system resources

and may work better.

By the way, soldier1st how big is your hard drive on your PCs?

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To erpdude8:

Sorry, azagahl. You can only create a RAM disk up to 32 megabytes.

The ram disk driver (ramdrive.sys) allows creating ram drives no greater

than 32 Mb.

That is only if using Microsoft RAMDRIVE.SYS, which is an obsoleted tool.

But there is a better one, called XMSDSK [Extended Memory Disk],

which can create a RAM disk up to 2 GB [limited of course, by your installed RAM amount ;)]:

XMS/EMS RAMdisk v1.9i 16-bit DOS TSR improved Microsoft RAMDRIVE.SYS

replacement for MS-DOS 5/6/7/8 + Windows 3.1x/9x/ME [74 KB, freeware]:

http://www.uwe-sieber.de/files/xmsdsk.zip

XMS/EMS RAMdisk v1.9i with installer/uninstaller for Windows 9x/ME [114 KB,

freeware]:

ftp://planetbrown.einados.com/pub/ADMIN/ramdrive.exe

Loads and resizes the RAM drive (up to 2 GB) from AUTOEXEC.BAT or native

MS-DOS prompt. Does NOT shift drive letters. Includes two separate drivers:

XMSDSK.EXE (loads in extended RAM: requires an upper/extended memory manager

in CONFIG.SYS) and EMSDSK.EXE (loads in expanded RAM: requires EMM386.EXE

with the "RAM" switch or any other 3rd party expanded memory manager in

CONFIG.SYS).

Uses 688 Bytes of upper DOS RAM if loaded with LOADHIGH in AUTOEXEC.BAT (upper

memory manager required in CONFIG.SYS).

See "BROWSER CACHE IN MEMORY" for more info:

http://www.mdgx.com/newtip12.htm#CACHRAM

Hope this helps.

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erpdude8

my 2nd comp has a 40 gig with 2 partitions on it(the sound blaster 5.1 is in it,xppro+sp1,xppro+sp2)

my main comp has a 120gb on it with 3 partitions(xppro+sp1,xppro+sp2,Windows 98 SE)

my storage comp has a 60 gb on with 1 partition(xppro+sp1)

my other comp has an older 1.96 gb with 1 partition on it(it is very old like 8 yrs old or is my 2nd comp i ever had,Windows 98 SE)

my laptop has a 4 gb with 1 partition on it(Windows 98 SE)

hope this answers your question bud

hp38guser

is that cmd.exe better than the windows one?what is the difference between that one and the windows one?is there a screnshot?

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a great quick battle?

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