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98SE2ME = Killer Replacements: ME -> 98 SE

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MDGx    0
...... the installation updated two system files to WinME versions:

PSMON.DLL: 4.10.1998 to 4.90.3000

PSCRIPT.DRV: 4.10.2222 to 4.90.3000

Both CutePDF and these files seem to be working fine, so far. Is there any reason you know for why these ME files are not included in 98SE2ME?

TIA.

Thanks for your feedback.

No reason, just never crossed my mind those files could make any difference.

Sounds like CutePDF installs the Post Script driver for compatible printers [?], that's why it needs those 2 files, and obviously you do have such a printer.

I'll do some tests, and eventually add them to 98SE2ME one of these days.

Thanks.

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wrayal    0

I'm working on inserting 98SE2ME into an unattended disc, but I just had a quick question - is it totally impossible to integrate option 3 with all the others without a reboot in between? If so, out of interest, why is that?

Thanks,

Wrayal

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Xstyle    0

Hy! I am guy that tested all the packs and all the stuff that exist on this forum and i can say that 98se2me it's very unstable, the explorer crashes very fast and it slows the computer, all the revelation packs are the same, very unstable. The best thing is Unoficial SP2 for win98. That's all i can say.

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Max_04    0
Hy! I am guy that tested all the packs and all the stuff that exist on this forum and i can say that 98se2me it's very unstable, the explorer crashes very fast and it slows the computer, all the revelation packs are the same, very unstable. The best thing is Unoficial SP2 for win98. That's all i can say.

Depends how do you have applied these packs.

Never had particular problems with all packs in this board, except windows explorer patch to 256 colors and few things.

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Xstyle    0
Hy! I am guy that tested all the packs and all the stuff that exist on this forum and i can say that 98se2me it's very unstable, the explorer crashes very fast and it slows the computer, all the revelation packs are the same, very unstable. The best thing is Unoficial SP2 for win98. That's all i can say.

Depends how do you have applied these packs.

Never had particular problems with all packs in this board, except windows explorer patch to 256 colors and few things.

I installed them like the book....but still explorer crashes.

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Xstyle    0

Another problem: i have a cable internet conection PPPoe and after the 98se2me instalation my conection can't conect to the internet. So? How can i fix this?

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dencorso    515
Another problem: i have a cable internet conection PPPoe and after the 98se2me instalation my conection can't conect to the internet. So? How can i fix this?

Hi, Xstyle: RTFM! ;)

Relevant Excerpt from the "98SE2ME ReadMe Text Guide"

found as html at http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/read1st.php and

as plain text at http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/READ1ST.TXT

excerpt begins ---------

KNOWN BUGS + FIXES

[...]

* BUG:

Active network/internet connection may stop working after installing 98SE2ME option 1 or option 2 on some computers connected to [uSB] xDSL modems and/or using (RAS)PPPoE protocol/drivers: http://www.raspppoe.com/

FIX:

This BUG is not completely fixed yet!

If you discover a fix, please post it here [thank you]:

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=46349

These are the only known workarounds:

1. Reset/reconfigure/reinstall/repair TCP/IP protocols + Client for Microsoft Network either from Control Panel -> Network or by using one of these free(ware) repair tools: http://www.mdgx.com/fw.htm#TCP

2. Run these 2 commands:

IPCONFIG /release_all

IPCONFIG /renew_all

IPCONFIG.EXE should exist in %windir% [usually C:\WINDOWS].

More info @ MSKB:

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=314850

3. If that doesn't work, restore these Windows 98 SE system files [%windir%\SYSTEM = usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM] from setup CD-ROM or CABs or BACKUPS if you selected to backup your entire OS before installing any 98SE2ME options [the 1st time]:

CFGMGR32.DLL

CFGWIZ.DLL

FINSTALL.DLL

INDICDLL.DLL

MSNET32.DLL

MSPP32.DLL

MSTCP.DLL

NDSWAN16.DLL

NDSWAN32.DLL

NETAPI.DLL

NETAPI32.DLL

NETDI.DLL

NETOS.DLL

RASAPI16.DLL

RASAPI32.DLL

RNAUI.DLL

SETUP4.DLL

SETUPAPI.DLL

SETUPX.DLL

TAPI32.DLL

CABL98SE.TXT lists the exact location of these files:

http://www.mdgx.com/files/EXTCAB.ZIP

How to extract files from CABs:

http://www.mdgx.com/last4.htm#EXTRACT

Certain %windir%\SYSTEM files MUST be replaced ONLY from native MS-DOS mode.

How to exit/reboot into native/true/real/pure MS-DOS mode:

A. Left-click the Start button -> click Shut Down... -> select Restart in MS-DOS mode -> click the OK button.

B. OR hold down Shift + F5 at the same time during BIOS boot POST (Power On Self Test) sequence.

C. OR scroll down using the down arrow to the "Command prompt only" option and then press Enter from the Windows 95/98 Startup Menu:

http://www.mdgx.com/msdos.htm#MEN

D. OR from a Windows 95/98/ME Emergency/Bootup/Startup floppy/CD/DVD/USB/external disc/stick/tape.

Replace these files in small groups, for example start with:

NDSWAN16.DLL

NDSWAN32.DLL

if that doesn't work, replace:

RASAPI16.DLL

RASAPI32.DLL

if that doesn't work, replace:

RNAUI.DLL

if that doesn't work, replace:

NETAPI.DLL

NETAPI32.DLL

NETDI.DLL

NETOS.DLL

... etc.

Reboot normal when done and then repeat (only if necessary) all steps at #1 + #2 above.

Windows 98 SE system files [located into %windir%\SYSTEM] used by RASPPPoE protocol/drivers:

ADVAPI32.DLL

COMCTL32.DLL

GDI32.DLL

INDICDLL.DLL

KERNEL32.DLL

MSVCRT.DLL

OLE32.DLL

RPCRT4.DLL

SHELL32.DLL

SHLWAPI.DLL

TAPI32.DLL

VERSION.DLL

USER32.DLL

excerpt ends ---------

HTH

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Xstyle    0
Another problem: i have a cable internet conection PPPoe and after the 98se2me instalation my conection can't conect to the internet. So? How can i fix this?

Hi, Xstyle: RTFM! ;)

Relevant Excerpt from the "98SE2ME ReadMe Text Guide"

found as html at http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/read1st.php and

as plain text at http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/READ1ST.TXT

Thanx, i forgot about that! I will try...

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bizzybody    4

After doing a clean install of 98SE, drivers, IE6, 98SE2ME, 98MP10, the unofficial IE6 update- what's safe to install from Windows Update?

Something I've run into on both IE6 and Firefox 2.0.0.6 on this laptop now is that most sites will not load until I hit stop then refresh.

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Xstyle    0
Hey. I'm new around here and was wondering...

Should I install 98SE2ME after the Windows 98SE unofficial service pack 2.1a, then install Revolutions Pack 7?

Just wondering. Thanks. :D

That's the way you should do it!

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Done. I had some trouble with RP7 due to its custom boot logo being incompatible with my set up. I got 98se2me's startup one back, but i can't seem to get the shutdown one to appear... (all I see is the DOS cursor.)

LOGOS and LOGOW.sys are still present in C:\windows

I've already checked with the RP7 thread so...yeah.

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Max_04    0

@ MDGX:

I've updated 98se2me to the last version, but I've problems to replace icon of 98SE2ME.exe with your last MAINICON (I use restorator for this).

When I do it, I receive this error if I execute 98SE2ME.exe after replace:

"Setup Files are corrupted."

Thank you for all your work.

Edited by Max_04

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MDGx    0
@ MDGX:

I've updated 98se2me to the last version, but I've problems to replace icon of 98SE2ME.exe with your last MAINICON (I use restorator for this).

When I do it, I receive this error if I execute 98SE2ME.exe after replace:

"Setup Files are corrupted."

Thank you for all your work.

Actually, this is what I did [from INNOFILE.TXT]:
How to replace MAINICO with custom (smaller) icon to reduce size of installer

executable:

1. Download + install Inno Setup 5.0.3-beta executable [my favorite, creates

smallest installer]:

http://files.jrsoftware.org/is/5/

2. Download + unZIP Resource Hacker [freeware]:

http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/

You need an unZIPping tool to extract files from ZIP archives [most are

free(ware)]:

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

3. Replace MAINICON Icon Group with my own INNOSMAL.ICO (included) from these

5 Inno Setup files:

ISCMPLR.DLL

SETUP.E32

SETUPLDR.E32

COMPIL32.EXE

ISCC.EXE

Open each of these 5 files with Resource Hacker executable -> scroll down to

Icon Group in left hand pane -> double-click Icon Group -> double-click

MAINICON in right hand pane -> left-click 1033 -> left-click Action from File

menu -> click Replace Icon... -> click Open file with new icon... -> browse to

the location of INNOSMAL.ICO -> double-click INNOSMAL.ICO -> click Open ->

click Replace -> click File -> click Save as... -> double-click same file name

you opened in Resource Hacker -> answer Yes to overwrite file -> exit Resource

Hacker.

You may want to backup these 5 files before modifying them.

INNOSMAL.ICO is now part of Inno Setup source files ZIP [17 KB]:

http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/INNOFILE.ZIP

HTH

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MDGx    0
Done. I had some trouble with RP7 due to its custom boot logo being incompatible with my set up. I got 98se2me's startup one back, but i can't seem to get the shutdown one to appear... (all I see is the DOS cursor.)

LOGOS and LOGOW.sys are still present in C:\windows

Please rwad these 2 fragments from READ1ST.TXT:

http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/read1st.php

* BUG:

After installing 98SE2ME options 1 or 2 which install patched WinME USER32.DLL

+ USER.EXE 4.90.3001 among other WinME system files [see "* Option 2:" under

"98SE2ME.PIF COMPLETE GUIDE" chapter further above] wait-to-shut-down +

shut-down logos: %windir%\LOGOW.SYS + %windir%\LOGOS.SYS [%windir% = usually

C:\WINDOWS] will not display anymore.

FIX:

In such case replace WinME USER32.DLL + USER.EXE 4.90.3001 with patched

Unofficial Win98 SE USER32.DLL + USER.EXE 4.10.2233:

http://www.mdgx.com/files/q891711.php

Direct download [418 KB]:

http://www.mdgx.com/files/Q891711.EXE

* BUG:

After installing 98SE2ME options 1 or 2 which install patched WinME USER.EXE

4.90.3001 among other WinME system files [see "* Option 2:" under "98SE2ME.PIF

COMPLETE GUIDE" chapter further above] on portable (laptops + notebooks)

computers with power saving features turned on you may experience power

saving, standby, suspend etc restart in MS-DOS mode and/or shutdown errors,

because:

- WinME USER.EXE does NOT natively support "Restart in MS-DOS mode".

- All USER.EXE versions have to call functions in VPOWERD.VXD for shutdown

and standby, and WinME VPOWERD.VXD is very different from the Win98 SE one.

FIX:

In such case replace WinME USER32.DLL + USER.EXE 4.90.3001 with patched

Unofficial Win98 SE USER32.DLL + USER.EXE 4.10.2233:

http://www.mdgx.com/files/q891711.php

Direct download [418 KB]:

http://www.mdgx.com/files/Q891711.EXE

HTH

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