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98 FE + 98 SE + ME updates + patches + (hot)fixes

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UPDATED · 1-7-2011

This list is on the move

Current list of Windows 98 [a.k.a. 98 Gold, a.k.a. 98 FE (First Edition)], 98 SP1 (Service Pack 1), 98 SE (Second Edition) + ME (Millennium Edition) updates, patches, (hot)fixes, Service Packs (SP), enhancements + tools.

ALWAYS BACKUP FIRST. You do all this at your own risk!

Everything here is free(ware).
Enjoy.
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2-20-2009

WMI:
add.htm#WMI
Replaced OLDer Q285895 hotfix:
* Microsoft Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE CPU Name Property CIMWIN32.DLL 1.50.1085.0059 Fix:
Q289514
Direct download [496 KB]:
Q289514.EXE
Requires WMI 1.5 already installed:
add.htm#WMI

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2-19-2009

PDF:
toy.htm#PDF
Last versions that work with Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME, Acrobat No Nag Patch + 3rd party PDF readers + tools.
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2-14-2009

ME296773:
web.htm#MEU
Valid MS digital signature. Old one was corrupted. Replaced Q296773.EXE with ME296773.EXE:
* Microsoft Windows ME Hibernate With More Than 192 MB RAM VMM.VXD 4.90.3003 Fix:
Q296773
Direct download [309 KB]:
ME296773.EXE

Q216204:
web.htm#9SU
* Microsoft Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE Incorrectly Identified Intel CPU SYSDM.CPL (4.10.1999 for Win98/98 SP1 + 4.10.2223 for Win98 SE) Fix:
Q216204
Direct download [284 KB]:
Q216204.EXE

KB265369:
ietoy.htm#HEP
Replaced obsolete Q249863:
* Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0/5.01 for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE 128-bit SSL/SSPI SCHANNEL.DLL 4.87.1964.1877 Security Vulnerability Fix:
Q265369
Direct download [201 KB]:
KB265369.EXE
MS IE 5.5 SP2 + 6.0 SP1 install NEWer SCHANNEL.DLL versions! See MS IE 5/6 128-bit SSL Fixes:
ietoy.htm#HEP
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2-7-2009

NV8269:
drv.htm#3DFX
Modded by Maximus-Decim v1.03: NVAML.INF (instead of NVAGP.INF); added more GeForce 9xxx series vendor IDs; updated nvuDisp.exe to 1.0.1.39 (from NVidia 77.72); multilingual resource files 4.14.10.11023.
See ReadMe guide for details:

* Tweaked Unofficial NVIDIA Display Driver 82.69 for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME (multilingual):
nv8269.php
- Automated installer executable [14.5 MB, EXE]:
NV8269.EXE
- Manual installer archive [16.6 MB, ZIP]:
NV8269.ZIP
Supports theoretically most PCI, AGP + PCIe/PCIx GeForce + Quadro 5xxx, 6xxx, 7xxx, 8xxx + 9xxx series and widescreen + large screen monitors resolutions + refresh rates.
More info:
here
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2-5-2009

Q923618:
ietoy.htm#HCN
New HTML32.CNV 2003.1100.8165 + MSCONV97.DLL 2003.1100.8166 fix from Office 2003 SP3 (Q923618). Replaced obsolete Q823559 (MS03-023):
* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME HTML Converter HTML32.CNV 2003.1100.8165 + MSCONV97.DLL 2003.1100.8166 Q923618 Security Vulnerability Fix:
Direct download [275 KB]:
Q923618.EXE
More info:
Q923618

HTML Help:
add.htm#HHU
Updated HHCTRL.OCX to build 5.2.3790.4110 from WinXP SP3:
* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME HTML Help Update 1.41 5.2.3790.309 HH.EXE, HHSETUP.DLL, ITIRCL.DLL, ITSS.DLL + HHCTRL.OCX 5.2.3790.4110 includes Multilingual User Interface (MUI) HHCTRLUI.DLL files [714 KB]:
HHUPD.EXE
Requires MS IE 5/6 already installed:
toy.htm#IEX
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1-7-2009

WMM98:
* Microsoft Movie Maker Build 1 for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE [1.53 MB]:
here
More info:
winprj.net forum
Requires WMP 7.0 or newer already installed:
wmp.htm
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12-1-2008

Free FDISK:
secrets.htm#FDPT
New release:
* Free FDISK.EXE v1.3.1 16-bit [also part of FreeDOS] improved Microsoft FDISK.EXE replacement for DOS partitions/resizes hard disks up to 180 GB, supports Microsoft FDISK undocumented parameters [ secrets.htm#FDISK ], FAT32 and non-DOS partitions, extended command line for batch disk cloning, highly customizable:
SF.net forum
FDISK.EXE 1.3.1 [189 KB, free GPL]:
fdisk131.zip
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11-20-2008

MDCU:
web.htm#MDC
New version:
* Unofficial Windows 98 SE Cumulative Update (MDCU) 3.05 installs 130+ Updates, USB Drivers etc:
here
MDCU [15 MB]:
MDCU.ZIP
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9-23-2008

IE938464 + IT938464:
ietoy.htm#VGX
Updated English + Italian Fixes from IE 6.0 SP1 Fix for Win2000 SP4 Q938464 (MS08-052). Replaced obsolete Q938127 (MS07-050):
* Unofficial Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2/6.0/6.0 SP1 for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME Vector Markup Language (VML) VGX.DLL Security Vulnerability Fix:
ms08-052.mspx
- Unofficial MS IE 5.5 SP2/6.0/6.0 SP1 Fix for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME [1.04 MB, English]:
IE938464.EXE
- Unofficial MS IE 5.5 SP2/6.0/6.0 SP1 Fix for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME [1.04 MB, Italian]:
IT938464.EXE

OE951066 + Q951066:
ietoy.htm#OEC
New updates from Win2000 SP4 951066 (MS08-048). Replaced obsolete Q923694 (MS06-076):
* Unofficial Outlook Express (OE) 5.5 SP2/6.0 SP1 for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME Cumulative DIRECTDB.DLL, INETCOMM.DLL, INETRES.DLL, MSIDENT.DLL, MSOE.DLL, MSOEACCT.DLL, MSOERES.DLL, MSOERT2.DLL, OEIMPORT.DLL, OEMIGLIB.DLL, WAB32.DLL, WABFIND.DLL, WABIMP.DLL, MSIMN.EXE, OEMIG50.EXE, WAB.EXE + WABMIG.EXE Security Vulnerabilities Fix:
ms08-048.mspx
- MS OE 6.0 SP1 Fix [1.93 MB]:
OE951066.EXE
- MS OE 5.5 SP2 Fix [1.1 MB]:
Q951066.EXE

GRPHFLTS:
add.htm#PNT
Fixed "Program Files" folder install error:
* Unofficial MS Paint Add-on Import + Export Graphic Filters Pack for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME [2.26 MB]:
GRPHFLTS.EXE
Requires Fixed MS Paint already installed:
add.htm#PNT

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7-10-2008

CRYPT9X, ITCRPT9X, CRYPTME + ITCRPTME:
ietoy.htm#HEP
All updated with newer CRYPTDLG.DLL 5.0.1558.6608 from Win2000 SP4:
* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME CRYPT32.DLL, CRYPTDLG.DLL, CRYPTUI.DLL, ENHSIG.DLL, MSASN1.DLL, MSCAT32.DLL, MSSIP32.DLL, RSAENH.DLL, SCHANNEL.DLL, SOFTPUB.DLL, WINTRUST.DLL + XENROLL.DLL 128-bit SSL Encryption Security Vulnerability Fixes:
ms04-011.mspx
Windows ME Fix [721 KB, English]:
CRYPTME.EXE
Windows ME Fix [724 KB, Italian]:
ITCRPTME.EXE
Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE Fix [667 KB, English]:
CRYPT9X.EXE
Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE Fix [671 KB, Italian]:
ITCRPT9X.EXE
Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE Fixes require MS IE 5.xx or newer already installed:
toy.htm#IEX

More info:
ms02-050.mspx
More info:
ms02-048.mspx

USBASPI:
drv.htm#DTC
Updated:
* Unofficial MS-DOS 5/6/7/8 + Windows 3.1x/9x/ME Panasonic native DOS USB driver USBASPI.EXE (USBASPI.SYS) 2.24 Fix:
USBASPI.TXT
Direct download [21 KB, free]:
USBASPI.EXE
More info:
here
More info:
here
Run USBASPI /? from any DOS prompt to learn its command line parameters. Then add a line for it to your CONFIG.SYS. Reboot.
Example:
DEVICEHIGH=C:\USB\USBASPI.EXE /w /w
Uses upper DOS RAM if loaded with DEVICEHIGH in CONFIG.SYS (upper memory manager required in CONFIG.SYS).
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7-1-2008

Q272991:
web.htm#9SU
Now installs on all Win98 editions:
* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE Networking Errors VNETBIOS.VXD 4.90.3001 Fix:
Q272991
Direct download [70 KB, English]:
Q272991.EXE

ME280127:
web.htm#MEU
New URL, same file:
* Microsoft Windows ME WDM + USB Audio KMIXER.SYS, RT.SYS, USBAUDIO.SYS + WDMAUD.SYS 4.90.3001 Fixes:
Q280127
Direct download [285 KB]:
ME280127.EXE
More info:
Q284714

DX CPL tools:
dx.htm#SDK
Updated DXCPL.EXE from june 2008 DX SDK:
* Microsoft Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME DirectX 9.0c Control Panel (DX90C.CPL + DXCPL.EXE) diagnostic + tweaking tools part of Microsoft DirectX Software Developers Kit (DX SDK) 9.0c:
/directx/
DX90C.CPL + DXCPL.EXE [189 KB]:
DX9CPL.EXE
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4-28-2008

WIA:
web.htm#WIA
New release updated TWUNK_32.EXE, TWAIN_32.DLL + MSVCP50.DLL:
* Unofficial Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) 1.1 Windows ME API for Windows 98 SE allows seemless communication between image acquisition applications and digital imaging devices such as still digital cameras, scanners and DV camcorders, supports > 100 devices, includes TWAIN DSM which enables any WIA device to appear as TWAIN device to TWAIN compatible software:
here
- WIA 1.1 [1.96 MB, English]:
WIA11.EXE
- WIA 1.1 [1.96 MB, Russian]:
WIA11_RU.EXE
Works with all Windows 98 SE Fixes, Updates + Packs!
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4-16-2008

HIMEMX:
dos.htm
* HimemX.EXE v3.32 16-bit Driver Extended (XMS) DOS memory manager, improved Microsoft HIMEM.SYS replacement for MS-DOS 5/6/7/8 + Windows 3.x/9x/ME, abides by XMS 3.0 standard, compatible with UMBPCI.SYS, FreeDOS, DR-DOS etc:
Jemm.html
Direct download [37 KB, free open source]:
HIMEM332.ZIP
HIMEMX.EXE ReadMe:
README.TXT
Example:
DEVICE=C:\DRIVERS\HIMEMX.EXE /NUMHANDLES=128 /TESTMEM:OFF
HimemX.EXE is a necessary HIMEM.SYS replacement for using Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME with > 1 GB of RAM:
here
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3-20-2008

USBFDD98:
web.htm#9SU
Corrected DISKTSD.VXD version number:
* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE USB Floppy Lockups DISKTSD.VXD 4.90.3001 Fix:
here
Direct download [112 KB]:
USBFDD98.EXE
This DISKTSD.VXD 4.90.3001 Fix installs also as part of Native USB (NUSB):
web.htm#NUS
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1-29-2007

ME301453:
web.htm#MEU
* Microsoft Windows ME Multicast Packets With TTL=0 TCP/IP Errors VIP.386 (4.10.2004 for Win98/98 SP1 + 4.10.2228 for Win98 SE), NDIS.VXD (4.10.2001 for Win98/98 SP1 + 4.10.2226 for Win98 SE) + PPPMAC.VXD (4.10.2003 for Win98/98 SP1 + 4.10.2223 for Win98 SE) Fix:
Q301453
Direct download [400 KB]:
ME301453.EXE
More info:
Q329128
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12-27-2007

EXPL98FE + ITEX98FE:
web.htm#W98
Removed uninstall/restore function for all builds. Should work properly now:
* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1 256 Colors Icons Explorer EXPLORER.EXE 4.72.3612.1710 Fix:
explor9x.php
- EXPLORER.EXE Fix [172 KB, English]:
EXPL98FE.EXE
- EXPLORER.EXE Fix [174 KB, Italian]:
ITEX98FE.EXE
More info:
/TrayIconIn256Color/
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12-24-2007

MP941569 + Q941569:
wmp.htm#FIX
New WMP 7.1 + WMP 9.0 files from Win2004 SP4 Q941569 (MS07-068). Replaced obsolete Q923689.
Removed WMPASF.DLL from Q941569.EXE (didn't work). MP941569.EXE same:

* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME Media Player 7.1 (WMP71)/9.0 (WMP9) WMASF.DLL + WMVCORE.DLL Security Vulnerability Fix:
ms07-068.mspx
- WMP9 Fix for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME [897 KB]:
MP941569.EXE
Windows 98 + 98 SP1 require Unofficial WMP9 [13.3 MB]:
WMP90_98.EXE
already installed!

- WMP71 Fix for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME [480 KB]:
Q941569.EXE
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12-20-2007

ME900725 + IT900725:
web.htm#MEU
Added Italian fix. English fix same:
* Unofficial Windows ME WEBVW.DLL 5.50.4134.7069 Security Vulnerability Fix:
ms05-049.mspx
- WEBVW.DLL Fix [797 KB, English]:
ME900725.EXE
- WEBVW.DLL Fix [734 KB, Italian]:
IT900725.EXE
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12-12-2007

Q271277:
web.htm#9SU
* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE Computer Hangs With Removable Disk DISKVSD.VXD 4.90.3002 Fix:
Q271277
Direct download [108 KB]:
Q271277.EXE
More info:
here

Q304708:
web.htm#9SU
* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE Computer Hangs With IEEE 1394 (FireWire) DVD + USB Drives CDVSD.VXD 4.90.3004 Fix:
Q304708
Direct download [121 KB]:
Q304708.EXE
More info:
here
This CDVSD.VXD 4.90.3004 Fix installs also as part of Native USB (NUSB):
web.htm#NUS

CNTROLME:
web.htm#MEU
* Unofficial Windows ME Control Panel Applets Lockups CONTROL.EXE 4.90.3001 Fix [128 KB]:
CNTROLME.EXE

CNTROL98:
web.htm#9SU
* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE Control Panel Applets Lockups CONTROL.EXE 4.10.1999 Fix [63 KB]:
CNTROL98.EXE
IMPORTANT:
MUST use Windows ME CONTROL.EXE 4.90.3001 Fix [128 KB]:
CNTROLME.EXE
with Windows 98 SE ONLY IF already installed 98SE2ME options 1, 2 and/or 3:
98-5.htm#KRM9S


Q301453 + IT301453:
web.htm#9SU
* Microsoft Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE Multicast Packets With TTL=0 TCP/IP Errors VIP.386 (4.10.2004 for Win98/98 SP1 + 4.10.2228 for Win98 SE), NDIS.VXD (4.10.2001 for Win98/98 SP1 + 4.10.2226 for Win98 SE) + PPPMAC.VXD (4.10.2003 for Win98/98 SP1 + 4.10.2223 for Win98 SE) Fix:
Q301453
- VIP.386, NDIS.VXD + PPPMAC.VXD Fix [415 KB, English]:
Q301453.EXE
- VIP.386, NDIS.VXD + PPPMAC.VXD Fix [420 KB, Italian]:
IT301453.EXE
Requires DUN Upgrade 1.4 already installed:
Q285189
More info:
Q329128
BUG:
PPPMAC.VXD 4.10.2003 (Win98/98 SP1) + PPPMAC.VXD 4.10.2223 (Win98 SE) lock up Windows ONLY IF NetBEUI protocol installed!
FIX:
Reboot into Safe Mode -> Control Panel -> Network -> uninstall NetBEUI protocol -> reboot normal.
ONLY IF NetBEUI protocol needed: reinstall PPPMAC.VXD 4.10.2002 (Win98/98 SP1) or PPPMAC.VXD 4.10.2222 (Win98 SE) from Windows Setup CD-ROM or CABs!


WM936782:
wmp.htm#ULL
* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME Media Player 7.1 (WMP71) WMPUI.DLL Security Vulnerability Fix:
ms07-047.mspx
Direct download [529 KB]:
WM936782.EXE

98KRNLUP + IT98KRNL:
web.htm#9SU
Both updates now install KRNL386.EXE 4.10.2000:
* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE Stack Corruption KRNL386.EXE 4.10.2000 Fix:
- KRNL386.EXE Fix [175 KB, English]:
98KRNLUP.EXE
- KRNL386.EXE Fix [178 KB, Italian]:
IT98KRNL.EXE

291362usa8 + BR291362:
web.htm#9SU
Added unofficial Brazilian Portuguese update. English update same:
* Microsoft Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE Computer Hangs USER32.DLL + USER.EXE (4.10.2001 for Win98/98 SP1 + 4.10.2231 for Win98 SE) Fix:
Q291362
- USER32.DLL + USER.EXE Fix [469 KB, English]:
291362usa8.exe
- Unofficial USER32.DLL + USER.EXE Fix [418 KB, Brazilian Portuguese]:
BR291362.EXE
See "TIMED SHUT DOWN" for more details:
newtip21.htm#TSD

Q891711, Q891711F, Q891711I + Q891711P:
web.htm#9SU
Added unofficial Polish update. All others same:
* Unofficial Windows 98 SE Animated Cursor (.ANI) + Icon Handling USER32.DLL + USER.EXE 4.10.2233 Security Vulnerability Fix:
q891711.php
- USER32.DLL + USER.EXE Fix [420 KB, English]:
Q891711.EXE
- USER32.DLL + USER.EXE Fix [423 KB, French]:
Q891711F.EXE
- USER32.DLL + USER.EXE Fix [421 KB, Italian]:
Q891711I.EXE
- USER32.DLL + USER.EXE Fix [421 KB, Polish]:
Q891711P.EXE
In case you ALREADY installed Revolutions Packs (RP):
here
you MUST NOT install this Fix, otherwise Windows may LOCK UP!

This Fix replaces ALL PREVIOUS Microsoft MS07-017 (Q925902):
ms07-017.mspx
MS05-002 (Q891711):
ms05-002.mspx
+ unofficial (U891711) Animated Cursor (.ANI) + Icon Handling Security Vulnerabilities Fixes, which are now OBSOLETE!
Q891711 + U891711 MSFN forum:
here
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: Q891711 provides the BEST Fix!

MESP1 + MESP1FR:
web.htm#ME1
Added French ME SP1 2.02 Beta 9 build. English ME SP1 same:
* Unofficial Windows ME Service Pack 1 (SP1) 2.02 Beta 9 installs ALL previously released Hotfixes, Patches + Updates (free):
here
- ME SP1 2.02 Beta 9 [20.9 MB, English]:
MESP1.EXE
- ME SP1 2.02 Beta 9 [20.8 MB, French]:
MESP1FR.EXE
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10-24-2007

OLD IE6UPD:
ietoy.htm#UPD
New update from Win2000 SP4 Q939653 (MS07-057):
* OLD Unofficial Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 Updater (IE6UPD) Alpha 4 for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME installs all current MS IE 6.0 SP1 updates + security fixes:
here
OLD IE6UPD.EXE [7.73 MB]:
IE6UPD.EXE
Windows 98 SE users: install NEWer MDIE6CU instead:
ietoy.htm#ICU

KB891711:
web.htm#W98
Fixed install/rename INF issues:
* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1 Animated Cursor (.ANI) + Icon Handling USER32.DLL + USER.EXE 4.10.2003 Security Vulnerability Fix:
q891711.php
Direct download [420 KB]:
KB891711.EXE
This Fix replaces ALL PREVIOUS Microsoft MS07-017 (Q925902):
ms07-017.mspx
MS05-002 (Q891711):
ms05-002.mspx
+ unofficial (U891711) Animated Cursor (.ANI) + Icon Handling Security Vulnerabilities Fixes, which are now OBSOLETE!
Q891711 + U891711 MSFN forum:
here
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: KB891711 provides the BEST Fix!

SHELLME + ITSHELME:
web.htm#MEU
Fixed install/rename INF issues:
* Unofficial Windows ME Explorer Lockups With Internet Explorer 5.xx/6.xx SHELL32.DLL 5.50.4134.120 Fix:
here
- Direct download [844 KB, English]:
SHELLME.EXE
- Direct download [849 KB, Italian]:
ITSHELME.EXE
This SHELL32.DLL Fix corrects Windows Explorer (and similar tools that use SHELL32.DLL APIs) lockups while trying to copy/create/move/delete/rename large number of files/folders with Internet Explorer 5.xx/6.xx already installed.

ME918547, Q918547 + KB918547:
web.htm#9SU
Fixed install/rename INF issues:
* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1 Graphics Rendering Engine (GRE) Windows MetaFile (WMF) GDI32.DLL + GDI.EXE 4.10.2004 Security Vulnerability Fix:
918547.php
- Windows ME Fix [400 KB]:
ME918547.EXE
- Windows 98 SE Fix [369 KB]:
Q918547.EXE
- Windows 98/98 SP1 Fix [369 KB]:
KB918547.EXE
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9-26-2007

TRIEDIT + DHTMLED:
ietoy.htm#DHT
From Win2003 SP2:
* Unofficial TRIEDIT.DLL 6.1.0.9242 + DHTMLED.OCX 6.1.0.9242 Fix for MS IE 5.5 SP2/6.0/6.0 SP1 for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME:
Q914962
Direct download [198 KB]:
TRIEDIT.EXE

Q932590 [MSVCRT]:
web.htm#MEU
web.htm#9SU
MSVCRT.DLL 6.1.9848.0 from Win2000 Q932590 hotfix replaced obsolete MSVCRT.DLL 6.1.9847.0 from Win2000 Q838751 hotfix:
* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME TZ Environment Variable Errors MSVCRT.DLL 6.1.9848.0 Fix:
Q932590
Direct download [240 KB]:
Q932590.EXE
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9-3-2007

WMP 9.0:
wmp.htm#WMP9
* Unofficial Windows Media Player2 v9.0 (WMP9) 32-bit for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME installs ALL previously released Hotfixes, Patches + Updates:
WMP9
Unofficial WMP9 for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME [13.3 MB]:
WMP90_98.EXE

RUNHELP:
web.htm#MEU
web.htm#9SU
Tweaked HTMLHELP.HTM JavaScript code to prompt user to enable JavaScript in IE:
* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME HTML Help Expired Security Certificate RUNHELP.CAB + HTMLHELP.HTM Fix [107 KB]:
RUNHELP.EXE

MDAC:
add.htm#DAC
Fixed Q927779.EXE file names. All others same:
* Microsoft Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME Data Access Components (MDAC) include SQL Server OLE DB Provider + ODBC Drivers, Tools + Updates:
aa937729.aspx
MDAC Downloads:
aa937730.aspx
MDAC 2.5 SP3/2.7 SP1/2.8/2.8 SP1 Security Vulnerability Fix:
ms07-009.mspx
- Unofficial MDAC 2.8 SP1 Fix for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME [970 KB]:
KB927779.EXE
- Unofficial MDAC 2.8 Fix for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME [1.78 MB]:
AC927779.EXE
- Unofficial MDAC 2.7 SP1 Fix for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME [1.89 MB]:
MD927779.EXE
- Unofficial MDAC 2.5 SP3 Fix for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE [1.32 MB]:
Q927779.EXE
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6-20-2007

Web Folders:
add.htm#WFL
Same release, updated invalid M$ link:
* Microsoft Windows 98 SE/ME + Internet Explorer 5/6 Web Folders Update (FP4AUTL.DLL, FP4AWEC.DLL, MSDAIPP.DLL, MSDAPML.DLL, MSONSEXT.DLL, NSEXTINT.DLL + PKMWS.DLL) adds support for Secure Socket Layers (SSL), non-ASCII character encoding + additional security enhancements:
Q892211
Direct download [1.71 MB]:
WF892211.EXE
Requires Microsoft Installer (MSI) [1.62 MB, free]:
InstMsiA.exe
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5-29-2007

IT237493:
web.htm#9SU
Added 98 FE Italian TIMEDATE.CPL 4.10.2006 to IT237493.EXE:
* Microsoft Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE System Date Error TIMEDATE.CPL (4.10.2006 for Win98/98 SP1 + 4.10.2225 for Win98 SE) Fix:
Q237493
Direct download [166 KB, English]:
237493usa8.exe
Direct download [153 KB, Italian]:
IT237493.EXE

DXTEST:
dx.htm#TST
Added BEES.EXE, FLARE.EXE, FOG.EXE + TREES.EXE:
* DirectX + Video Info, Test + Benchmark Tools 32-bit for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME (ATEST.EXE, BEES.EXE, D3DTEST.EXE, DDSPEED.EXE, DXINFO.EXE, DXLIGHT.EXE, DXSPEED.EXE, DXTOOL.EXE, FLARE.EXE, FLIP3D.EXE, FOG.EXE, MDKW9X.EXE, PCPD3DBN.EXE, TREES.EXE + TUNNEL.EXE) + 16-bit for MS-DOS 6/7/8 (MDKDOS.EXE):
dxtest.php
DXTEST.EXE [1.2 MB]:
DXTEST.EXE

DISKMIND:
add.htm#TLS
New DMINDR32.EXE + DMDOS.EXE disk scanners [scandskw.exe + scandisk.exe replacements]:
* Helix DiskMinder Hard Disk Scanner + Repair tools v1.03 improved Microsoft ScanDskw for Windows (SCANDSKW.EXE) + ScanDisk for DOS (SCANDISK.EXE) replacements DMindr32 32-bit (DMINDR32.EXE) for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME + DmDOS 16-bit (DMDOS.EXE) for MS-DOS 7/8:
diskmind.php
Direct download [478 KB]:
DISKMIND.EXE
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5-21-2007

WINFIL98 + WINFILME:
web.htm#MEU
web.htm#9SU
Separate file build for each Windows edition. Added GLOSSARY.HLP from WinNT4. Removed all CHM, CNT + HLP files. Replaced WINFILUP.EXE:
* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME File Manager GPF WINFILE.EXE Fix:
Q267375
- WINFILE.EXE 4.90.3001 Fix for Windows ME [341 KB]:
WINFILME.EXE
- WINFILE.EXE 4.10.1999 Fix for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE [320 KB]:
WINFIL98.EXE
More info:
winfile.php

TOOLS9X:
add.htm#ARP
New IPTEST.EXE + STOBJECT.DLL startup resource:
* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME 32-bit improved Add/Remove Programs (PROGRAMS.EXE), Connection/Network Status (IPTEST.EXE) + Shutdown/Reboot/Logoff (SHUTDOWN.EXE) replacement tools:
tools9x.php
TOOLS9X.EXE [614 KB]:
TOOLS9X.EXE
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5-9-2007

HELPHLP:
web.htm#MEU
web.htm#9SU
Added HELP.COM, QBASIC.EXE + QBASIC.HLP = no need to copy them manually to %windir%\COMMAND anymore.
Now README(.TXT) opens automatically with HELP.COM in a DOS box at end of install:

* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME + MS-DOS 7.00/7.10/8.00 DOS Help System HELP.HLP Update [654 KB]:
HELPHLP.EXE
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4-3-2007

COPY2GB + ITC2GB98:
web.htm#9SU
Added Italian fix:
* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE 2-4 GB Files Errors KERNEL32.DLL (4.10.2002 for Win98/98 SP1 + 4.10.2226 for Win98 SE) Fix:
Q318293
Direct download [347 KB, English]:
COPY2GB.EXE
Direct download [336 KB, Italian]:
ITC2GB98.EXE
More info:
here

C2GBME + ITC2GBME:
web.htm#MEU
Added Italian fix:
* Unofficial Windows ME 2-4 GB Files Errors KERNEL32.DLL 4.90.3001 Fix:
Q318293
Direct download [326 KB, English]:
C2GBME.EXE
Direct download [330 KB, Italian]:
ITC2GBME.EXE
More info:
here

ME48BLBA + IT48BLME:
web.htm#MEU
Added Italian fix:
* Unofficial Windows ME 48-bit LBA (Logical Block Addressing) > 137 GB (E)IDE/ATAPI Hard Disk Driver ESDI_506.PDR 4.90.3000 Fix:
here
Direct download [143 KB, English]:
ME48BLBA.EXE
Direct download [146 KB, Italian]:
IT48BLME.EXE

48BITLB2 + IT48BLB2:
web.htm#9SU
Added Italian fix:
* Unofficial Windows 98 SE 48-bit LBA (Logical Block Addressing) > 137 GB (E)IDE/ATAPI Hard Disk Driver ESDI_506.PDR 4.10.2226 Fix:
here
Direct download [78 KB, English]:
48BITLB2.EXE
Direct download [79 KB, Italian]:
IT48BLB2.EXE
Install ESDI_506.PDR 4.10.2226 Fix ONLY on IBM portables with removable disks!

48BITLBA + IT48BLBA:
web.htm#9SU
Added Italian fix:
* Unofficial Windows 98 SE 48-bit LBA (Logical Block Addressing) > 137 GB (E)IDE/ATAPI Hard Disk Driver ESDI_506.PDR 4.10.2225 Fix:
here
Direct download [78 KB, English]:
48BITLBA.EXE
Direct download [79 KB, Italian]:
IT48BLBA.EXE
Install ESDI_506.PDR 4.10.2225 Fix on ALL PCs/portables EXCEPT IBM portables with removable disks!
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IPS:
add.htm#NPU
New link = old one went 404:
* Microsoft Windows 95/NT4/98/ME Internet Print Services (IPS):
Q294439
Direct download [187 KB]:
WPNPINS.EXE
Requires connection to server running Windows 2000 or 2003!
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SETUPAPI:
web.htm#MEU
and:
web.htm#9SU
Added uninstall in case newer SETUPAPI.DLL doesn't work with NUSB:
* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME SETUPAPI.DLL 5.1.2600.2180 Update [442 KB]:
SETUPAPI.EXE
BUG: SETUPAPI.DLL 5.1.2600.2180 may NOT work properly with NUSB:
web.htm#NUS
FIX: In such case restore original SETUPAPI.DLL backed up as SETUPAPI.ORI by SETUPAPI.EXE:
Start button -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs -> select "Restore Original SETUPAPI.DLL" -> click Add/Remove button.

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MDCUPL:
web.htm#UPL
* Unofficial Windows 98 SE Plus! (MDCUPL) 3.1 Windows ME style:
here
MDCUPL [1.05 MB]:
MDCUPL.ZIP
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1-21-2007

SNMP:
web.htm#MEU
web.htm#9SU
Removed Win95 OSes from install.
Replaces all obsolete Q314147 fixes:

* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME SNMP Memory Corruption SNMPAPI.DLL 5.0.2195.6811 + SNMP.EXE 5.0.2195.7112 Security Vulnerability Fix:
ms06-074.mspx
Direct download [150 KB]:
Q926247.EXE

MSIEFTP:
ietoy.htm#FTP
Fixed install error:
* Unofficial Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2/6.0 SP1 for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME FTP Client MSIEFTP.DLL 5.50.4956.500/6.0.2800.1724 Security Vulnerability Fix:
ms05-044.mspx
Direct download [198 KB]:
IE905495.EXE
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12-30-2006

WMP 6.4 Fix:
wmp.htm#FIX
Reverted back to older DXMASF.DLL 6.4.7.1121 = compatible with WMP 6.4 on 9x OSes:
* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME Media Player 6.4 (WMP64) DXMASF.DLL + STRMDLL.DLL Security Vulnerability Fix:
ms06-078.mspx
Direct download [434 KB]:
Q925398.EXE
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12-20-2006

PNGFIX:
ietoy.htm#PNG
* Unofficial Internet Explorer 6.0/6.0 SP1 for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME Universal PNG View PNGFILT.DLL Fix:
here
PNGFIX.EXE [14 KB]:
PNGFIX.EXE

HIDUSBF:
drv.htm#DRV
* Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME USB Mouse Overclock Driver [387 KB]:
hidusbf.zip
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12-12-2006

SERVIC9X:
web.htm#MEU
web.htm#9SU
* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME SERVICES Update [from Win2003 SP2]:
rfc1060.html
Direct download [130 KB]:
SERVIC9X.EXE
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12-4-2006

MP817885:
wmp.htm#WMP10
Fixed SED to install on all NTx OSes.
Installs WMPNS.DLL 9.0.0.3250 [from XP SP2] newer than the 1 from official fix [9.0.0.3002].
This fix installs on all Win32 OSes:

* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME Media Player (WMP) 6/7/9/10/11 Plug-in With Non-Microsoft Web Browsers OCX Control Java Error WMPNS.DLL 9.0.0.3250 + WMPNS.JAR Fix:
Q817855
Direct download [216 KB]:
MP817885.EXE
Requires WMP 6.4 or newer already installed:
wmp.htm#WMP
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MLANG:
ietoy.htm#CSF
* Unofficial Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2/6.0/6.0 SP1 for Windows 98/ME DBCS Corruption MLANG.DLL 6.0.2800.1599 Fix:
Q886677
Direct download [279 KB]:
Q886677.EXE

USB tools:
web.htm#OSR2
* USB Diagnostics Tools:
Intel USB System Check (USBREADY.EXE) tool [533 KB]:
USBREADY.EXE
Microsoft USB View tool detects current manufacturer USB IDs:
here
USBVIEW.EXE 5.1.2600.2180 [57 KB]:
USBVIEW.EXE
Current USB IDs:
usb.ids
Microsoft USB View tool from Windows 2003 SP1 DDK:
usbts.htm
USBVIEW.EXE 5.1.2600.1106 [84 KB]:
usbviewJUL2004-3.exe
Intel USB System Check (USBREGED.EXE) tool [556 KB]:
USBRegEd.exe
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FORMAT + FDISK:
web.htm#9SU
* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE Display Errors FORMAT.COM + FDISK.EXE Fix:
here
Direct download [110 KB]:
FDSKFRMT.EXE
This NEWer FDISK.EXE Fix replaces OLDer Q263044 FDISK.EXE Fix:
Q263044
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EDITED ON AUGUST 25, 2006:

ok mdgx.


Still wondering if an unofficial Win95 Q249824 VOLTRACK.VXD patch will be made. MS KB article 249824 DOES mention Windows 95.

* Microsoft Windows 98/ME JScript JSCRIPT.DLL Security Vulnerability Fix:
http://www.microsoft...n/ms06-023.mspx
JScript 5.6 Patch for Windows 98/98 SE/ME [329 KB, English]:
http://download.wind...d10b72452f7.Exe


The Win98/ME JSCRIPT.DLL MS06-023 fix for Win98 REQUIRES WSH 5.6 (build 8825) installed first. It wont work with other versions of WSH such as WSH 5.1 & 5.5.

Edited by erpdude8, 25 August 2006 - 09:13 AM.


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Thats OMG! :blink:
MS made actual new patch for Windows?
Where did you find it?! I can't see any info about it on page.
Slovenian update still without new KRNL386.EXE...

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Thats OMG! :blink:
MS made actual new patch for Windows?
Where did you find it?! I can't see any info about it on page.
Slovenian update still without new KRNL386.EXE...

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>


This does not look like patch from Microsoft. Please look inside. This is just binary patch - but from what source?

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Yes, and should it should replace MS patch?
I believe 2 vulnerabilites meant in article are separated.

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I got the patch from anonymous source.
Sender states it's from MS, so I created installer for it with Iexpress [same style as all other MS patches, just the QFE*.* files are missing ;)].
Enjoy.
This is the explanation:

I am attaching the corrected KRNL386.EXE file that Microsoft now has had for
many weeks. I don't think they are going to address this insidious bug in the
original KERNEL anytime soon. It would be great indeed if you could host this
and the other file on your web site.

PS.: Although 32-bit programs call code in KRNL386.EXE through KERNEL32, GDI32
-> GDI.EXE, and USER32 -> USER.EXE, normally they are not at all affected by
the buggy code. Only certain 16-bit programs call the buggy code in KRNL386.EXE
directly.



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Really i'm lost... Should i remove or stay with my current check code? :unsure:
As I understand, this patch does not check icon before loading, it removes theoretical exploit possibility, preventing buffer overrun. :blink:
MDGx, maybe you should add OS checking code? I don't think that it will be good to install it on other OSes.

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I got the patch from anonymous source.
Sender states it's from MS, so I created installer for it with Iexpress [same style as all other MS patches, just the QFE*.* files are missing ;)].
Enjoy.
This is the explanation:

I am attaching the corrected KRNL386.EXE file that Microsoft now has had for
many weeks. I don't think they are going to address this insidious bug in the
original KERNEL anytime soon. It would be great indeed if you could host this
and the other file on your web site.

PS.: Although 32-bit programs call code in KRNL386.EXE through KERNEL32, GDI32
-> GDI.EXE, and USER32 -> USER.EXE, normally they are not at all affected by
the buggy code. Only certain 16-bit programs call the buggy code in KRNL386.EXE
directly.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Your anonymous source has sent you a file that is 100% not from Mirosoft. It is binary patched version 4.10.1998. It is interesting that the internal string "Windows 98" was changed to "Windows 98H". You can also note that the "SpecialBuild: QFE" is omitted.
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Really, it looks like hexed (even resources aren't changed) file. But why it can't be from MS?
It looks like high quality patch anyway.

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Really, it looks like hexed (even resources aren't changed) file. But why it can't be from MS?
It looks like high quality patch anyway.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Do you think that people in Microsoft lost the source code and are hexing their files??

Yes, everything is possible, but ...

Petr

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I've also noticed the 98H strings and hex patch.
But looks like quality patch.
I'll get more info and will let you guys know.

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Important:
New VOLTRACK.VXD fix locks up with a "Windows protection error" message upon reboot.
Therefore I have deleted the file from my web site.
But I just discovered the one from WinME CD works ok. ;)

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>


What VOLTRACK.VXD do you mean? 4.10.1999 from Q234697 that is intended for Win98 PC-AT Japanese? Or some else?

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Do you think that people in Microsoft lost the source code and are hexing their files??


Maybe they have not lost the code for those files but these are most likely to have been written long time ago in assembler and compiled with MASM. Those who wrote them may now be dead (there are some legends about that) or more simply not working for Microsoft anymore for obvious reasons.

So far as I have grasped reading posts at the Win32Asm Forum and the Masm Forum, it is very difficult if not often impossible for even highly skilled and experienced assembly progammers to make sense of even small snippets of code someone else wrote if is not exhaustively documented line by line.

So yes I think it is very possible MS could be hexing their files.
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Do you think that people in Microsoft lost the source code and are hexing their files??

Maybe they have not lost the code for those files but these are most likely to have been written long time ago in assembler and compiled with MASM. Those who wrote them may now be dead (there are some legends about that) or more simply not working for Microsoft anymore for obvious reasons.

So far as I have grasped reading posts at the Win32Asm Forum and the Masm Forum, it is very difficult if not often impossible for even highly skilled and experienced assembly progammers to make sense of even small snippets of code someone else wrote if is not exhaustively documented line by line.

So yes I think it is very possible MS could be hexing their files.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Maybe. I have different view to understanding of the assembly code - it is usualy not so bad, I have disassembled and understood many different codes written it assembler. Much worse it is with programs written in unknown high level language.

But back to the krnl386 - if somebody is hexing the file, it means to understand the binary code, and it means to convert it to assebmbler. And If I modify the assembler code and have the source code, then why to use hex editor instead of ascii editor + MASM?

As I wrote, I believe that it is possible, but it seems to be very unlikely to me that somebody who has source code would not use it in case of code modification. BTW, my guess is that krnl386.exe source code is C, maybe with fragments in MASM, not pure MASM.

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What VOLTRACK.VXD do you mean? 4.10.1999 from Q234697 that is intended for Win98 PC-AT  Japanese? Or some else?

Petr

Actually that is the English VOLTRACK.VXD from 98SE [original 4.10.1998] patched to ver 4.10.1999 and probably fixed the same way the Japanese one is. [?]
These are only speculations, I'm waiting for this person to send more details.
What's important is that the way it is VOLTRACK.VXD locked up 3 computers I tried it on with a "Windows protection error". :(
BTW:
I've tested further VOLTRACK.VXD 4.90.3000 from WinME CD, but it doesn't work correctly, it doesn't read most of the CDs or DVDs I've tested in the 2 drives [1 CD-RW + 1 DVD-RW] installed in my PC. Bummer. ;-(

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I've recreated KRNL386.EXE 4.10.1999 [English] patches to include OS version detection for Q891711 bug:
http://www.msfn.org/...showtopic=46581

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Why there are different versions for FE and SE? :o

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Updated unofficial Q891711 + Q234967 patches [both English] = they all work now:
http://www.msfn.org/...showtopic=46581

This the scoop about patched KRNL386.EXE 4.10.1999 [sent by patch author]:

I did not obtain patched KRNL386.EXE from Microsoft.
I patched its code many years ago after random crashes that could not be reproduced or explained began to affect my work.
Microsoft Windows98-KB891711-v2-ENU.EXE patch still needs to be installed.
Only the files in Windows98-KB891711-v2-ENU.EXE protect against the icon and cursor vulnerability.
KRNL386.EXE allows Microsoft patch to work without crashing the system.

The scoop about the fixed VOLTRACK.VXD [sent by patch author]:

I am attaching the correct VOLTRACK.VXD file for Win98.
The one I sent you before by mistake could not work - it was an earlier attempt at fixing the problem described in Knowledge Base Article KB234697 and it created an incorrect stack frame.

Fixed VOLTRACK.VXD 4.10.1999 [patched by the same person who sent KRNL386.EXE] works on the 2 PCs I've tested, with both 98 FE + 98 SE.
Note that VOLTRACK.VXD patch is English, NOT Japanese.

Why there are different versions for FE and SE?

I made 1 installer for 98 FE and 1 for 98 SE [total of 4 = see links above] because the "TargetWin9xVersion=" directive in the SED file [I used IEXPRESS.EXE from XP SP2] allows to install only on 1 specific OS build.
This line:
TargetWin9xVersion=4.10.2222
allows to install only on 98 SE.
This line:
TargetWin9xVersion=4.10.1998
allows to install only on 98 FE.

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I am attaching the correct VOLTRACK.VXD file for Win98.
The one I sent you before by mistake could not work - it was an earlier attempt at fixing the problem described in Knowledge Base Article KB234697 and it created an incorrect stack frame.

Fixed VOLTRACK.VXD 4.10.1999 [patched by the same person who sent KRNL386.EXE] works on the 2 PCs I've tested, with both 98 FE + 98 SE.
Note that VOLTRACK.VXD patch is English, NOT Japanese.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Q234697 article title is "Computer Hangs When Viewing Empty ORB Removable Drive in Japanese Windows 98".

So what is corrected by this new VOLTRACK.VXD if it is not for Japanese Windoes 98? And why Diskvsd.vxd is missing?

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I am attaching the correct VOLTRACK.VXD file for Win98.
The one I sent you before by mistake could not work - it was an earlier attempt at fixing the problem described in Knowledge Base Article KB234697 and it created an incorrect stack frame.

Fixed VOLTRACK.VXD 4.10.1999 [patched by the same person who sent KRNL386.EXE] works on the 2 PCs I've tested, with both 98 FE + 98 SE.
Note that VOLTRACK.VXD patch is English, NOT Japanese.

Q234697 article title is "Computer Hangs When Viewing Empty ORB Removable Drive in Japanese Windows 98".

So what is corrected by this new VOLTRACK.VXD if it is not for Japanese Windoes 98? And why Diskvsd.vxd is missing?

Petr

Didn't get that info.
I'll ask, and will let you know.

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Gape, Petr + Tihiy:

Got more info about VOLTRACK.VXD patch:

The changes comprise more than just a short code string - the relocation
table is also affected. The original VOLTRACK.VXD intended to use a
counter in order to keep track of the number of removable drives or drives
with removable media, but the code was incomplete and buggy. The counter
has been disabled in 4.10.1999 (the counter is also disabled in
4.90.3000).

I assumed there was only one Knowledge Base Article re the counter in
VOLTRACK.VXD 4.10.1998 when I replied the other day. I now read article
KB234697. It refers to an issue different from the one fixed by the file
I sent you. It fixes the issue described in KB249824 "BUG: VOLTRACK Is
Erroneously Unloaded After 255 Device Additions and Removals."

Therefore VOLTRACK.VXD fixes the issue in Q249824, not the issue in Q234697.
Therefore WinME doesn't need a VOLTRACK.VXD patch.

Also got patched KRNL386.EXE 4.90.3001 for Windows ME.
Posted here:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#WME
and at top of this topic:
http://www.msfn.org/...showtopic=46581
Top of topic updated 5-24-2005:
- please check out revised KRNL386.EXE + VOLTRACK.VXD fixes
- updated MSKB Q article numbers
- repackaged the installers to reflect changes
- created installer for KRNL386.EXE 4.90.3001

KRNL386.EXE patch [for either 98 FE, 98 SE or ME] doesn't need Q891711 installed, works independent of it, but it is recommended to install KRNL386.EXE patch after Q891711 patch, just in case any Kernel errors/lockups show up.
Note that KRNL386.EXE patches and Q891711 patches are now available for all 3 editions: 98 FE, 98 SE + ME.

All patches are for English editions.

Hope this helps.

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I have been sent more info about KRNL386.EXE patch:

I sent MS the same file I sent you more than two months ago, informing MS of three issues with the original security fix KB891711.EXE:
1. A superfluous Trap to Debugger (INT 3) is in KB891711.EXE (4.10.2222).
2. KB891711.EXE (4.10.2222) does not really run as a service. It is terminated when a user logs off and is not restarted until a reboot.
3. The function calls to KERNEL cause problems because of the bugs in KRNL386.EXE.
MS fixed 1 & 2, but  did not address 3.
The coding errors in KRNL386.EXE are against the most basic principles of writing 80x86 machine language code.

I am aware [besides KRNL386.EXE] of only one other Windows file that had a similar issue, but MS fixed that one shortly after it started causing problems. MS may not want to fix the two bugs in KRNL386.EXE because, technically, they would have to create localized versions of it for all language versions of Win98 they once offered.



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well guys I'm back from beta testing Spybot 1.4 RC releases. They have NOW posted the final release of Spybot S&D 1.4. For those using Spybot under W98se, download and install Spybot S&D 1.4 NOW!!! If you had a beta or an RC release of Spybot 1.4, uninstall it and install the final version.

MDGx, I will send you the Q262232 patch later in the day. Let me know if you need anymore patches.

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Thankx erpdude8, got it.

Edited by MDGx, 16 June 2005 - 05:15 PM.


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How about combining the Q243450 esdi_506.pdr and VOLTRACK.VXD Q249824 fixes, MDGx? I mean, put those two updated win98 files into one patch.

also, see my post edited on June 10, 2005 on the first page of this thread.

Edited by erpdude8, 13 June 2005 - 08:07 AM.





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