fastlanephil, on Oct 9 2007, 11:18 AM, said:
I recall that right after Microsoft released the Q329128 hotfiix, they got so many angry W98 ME user problem/system-lockup trouble reports that they quickly recalled it.
Thanks for the info, fastlanephil, I was not aware of that. IMHO the problems people had must have been related to the pppmac.vxd files... I have tested pppmac.vxd 184.108.40.2063, and it prevents my fully updated system from starting, although it works OK in a plain-vanilla Win 98 SE installation. I never found v 220.127.116.1102, so I don't know for a fact it would cause the same problem, but your info leads me to think it may. As it is, I found out that, despite using the Win ME winsock stack in my main Win 98 SE installation, it boots and works OK using either pppmac.vxd 18.104.22.16800 or 22.214.171.1242, but won't finish starting windows with 126.96.36.1993. I say this because the other files from Q329128 for Win 98 SE work flawlessy, in my experience.
erpdude8, on Oct 5 2007, 03:54 PM, said:
unfortunately, the Q329128 hotfixes for Win98/ME are no longer available AT ALL anymore from MS support, dencorso. MS pulled these fixes from their hotfix server several years ago and won't post them back up. Q329128 is one that is "shortlived", perhaps available for a very brief time and then MS decided to recall it. So you can forget about Q329128 altogether.
Well, erpdude8, since the files for Win 98SE from Q329128 apeared in SESP30-alpha-1
, I had a spark of hope that Gape would have, in some way, found the full Q329128, and that the other files, for 98FE and ME would soon be available also. But now I'm begining to realize it's far more probable that he got the 98 SE files from some system that had them already installed... Yet, I'm still resiting to let go of that spark of hope...
And speaking of "shortlived" updates, Q265405
is probably hopeless either, I suppose, from MS at least. Unless someone finds cdvsd.vxd 188.8.131.525 inside some system somewhere, by sheer luck...
This post has been edited by dencorso: 09 October 2007 - 09:46 PM