Eck, on May 11 2005, 01:47 PM, said:
Heh, heh. It's kind of tricky to make operating system's happy , eh?
As a matter of fact, when I was playing around with a really old (Sis5598) board I found that I couldn't install the USB D-Link DCM-202 cable modem driver once I had installed the service pack and the 98SE2ME. It wouldn't do it automatically after pointing out where the drivers were, as it kept telling me it couldn't find a driver there for it. When I tried forcing them on, at the point where it told me to choose the device for it it had a blank box instead of a list of devices! I couldn't proceed further, as it would pop up a message telling me that I must choose a device first. But, it wouldn't list any!
If I install the driver before the service pack and 98SE2ME modifications, it installs fine. However it loses the driver after applying the service pack! But, in this case, I can update driver and, after pointing it to the right place, it will find all the correct stuff. It looks as though this particular driver at least must be installed early, before the service packs. Then, even though it loses it, it will find it again with a little help!
The only reason I waited the first time was I accessed the internet through dialup first. Since I didn't have an available PCI slot on the old board I was trying to see if I could stand the dialup speed. Yuuch! I couldn't take it any longer. (I've got dialup as a backup for when Comcast goes down.) No slot for an ethernet card, but that modem also runs through USB. Driver only installs early, before service pack.
What're the modifications doing to Windows driver installation processes? I mean, these updates (Service Pack, 98SE2ME) should only make things better, right? (And, they do actually. Thanks, thanks, thanks!) But, this is a little bug, isn't it?
Do you think you'll be able to find out why driver stuff is having problems like this after these updates are used? I know it's too tough for me to figure out!
I can't say anything about SP 2.0, best to ask Gape, its author.
As far as 98SE2ME is concerned:
I'm the person to ask, and the forum is here:
For starters, I need more details from you, to narrow down the issue to a particular installation/change/etc you've made to your OS.
Please try this:
1. if u kept a backup of your 98SE OS from before installing 98se2me, restore it.
98se2me prompts u to back up your OS into C:\W98SEOLD before installing any system files from WinME.
If u don't have such backup, I'm afraid the only way is to reinstall 98SE fresh, eventually in a new directory [rename the old one from a boot disk/floppy/native MS-DOS if u don't want to install into another directory].
2. install your cable modem driver.
3. see if your cable modem driver works.
4. if your cable modem driver works, install 98se2me.
5. check your modem driver again.
6. if it doesn't work anymore, please post in this forum:
a detailed bug report, containing everything you think appropriate/relevant so I can "disect"/reproduce it if possible, and try to pinpoint the problem, if it is related in any way to 98se2me.
Hope this helps.