I'm sure if you have installed the right version then you shouldn't get any of the errors you posted above.
I tried installing the SP3 (2011/12/13 edition) on a laptop yesterday. It (the laptop) seemed to have little or no updates over the W98SE installation CD, including for IE5.
There were two errors reported during installation, one for "rsabase.dll" and one for "msxml3.dll".
To fix the "rsabase.dll" error, I installed "ie501dom.exe" (downloaded some time ago from MS) then "ie501sp2.exe" (downloaded from 'evolt.org'; BTW, not sure where to find updates to reach the ie501sp4 level).
To fix the "msxml3.dll" error, I installed : http://www.msfn.org/...nent-update-20/
This suggests the SP3 may be missing a couple of things, to be able to install over an original W98SE installation.
rsabase.dll is not included in the SP3 so I don't know where this error is coming from.
No, I didn't
download/install the wrong version. The original SP3 page stated :
U98SESP3.EXE (39 Mb)
(Must have Internet Explorer installed already)
That corresponded to my starting point.
You say (here) that "rsabase.dll is not included in the SP3". Perhaps so, but presumably SP3 has some dependency on "rsabase.dll" that doesn't quite work for a baseline W98SE+IE5 installation?
Now, I see that you've just revised your SP3 page to state :
U98SESP3.EXE (40 Mb)
(Must have Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 or 6.0 SP1 installed already)
I wonder, why is IE 5.5 SP2 being specified as a requirement, when (i) this isn't the starting point when you install from the W98SE CD-ROM and (ii) at least IE 5.01SP2 seems to be sufficient (not sure if "ie501dom" was also required, but I installed this just-in-case, so as to enable 128 bit encryption)?
Edited by jds, 03 January 2012 - 09:35 PM.