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  1. Cool, is there plan also for extender of userspace API (some kernelex ressurection for NT with e.g. a help of WINE codebase)? If I remember I saw some attempts but nothing alive...
  2. Hi, is there some newer unofficial build of MPC-HC player than 1.7.13 (2017) or LAVfilters newer than 0.70.2? I found an (seems to be good enough) alternative PotPlayer: http://potplayer.daum.net/ It still supports XP in 2020 and seems to be often updated. I also reccomend to install Strongene Lentoid HEVC Decoder http://www.strongene.com/en/hevc/hevcProduct.jsp for those with old VGAs without HW H265 decoder. This codec is ~2x faster on CPU than LAVfilters/FFDshow! It should support also OpenCL decoding on GPU but probably only on ATI/AMD cards didn't work on my GTX 670 as GPU load was seen only ~8% If someone knows about working OpenCL/CUDA hybrid H265 decoder that works on nvidias let us know.
  3. Hi, did someone try to compile some recent 7zip for Win9x? I tested that official ver 18.06 is working with KernelEx but only the commandline tool 7z.exe but not the GUI. GUI version 16.04 can run with KEX but only some parts are working, eg. extract files from archive but cannot create new archive.
  4. On P31/ICH7 chipset the IDE legacy mode works just fine, I didn't use AHCI there. I installed the INF files after Win98, no slipstream. In device manager I had proper ide controller working in DMA mode. I installed nUSB 3.3c The only device I had disabled in BIOS was onboard intel HD audio. I had some issuses with SB Audigy 2 and sound crackling (all OS I had installed) so I replaced it by Audigy 1 and it works fine. Used Creative driver (according to INF file) I was lucky to have real floppy. it's sometimes usefull so didn't need to hunt phantom :) The shutdown probloem with latest nvidia driver was never resolved probalby. I used a hack: instead regular shutdown I use a batch file that set a flag (some file on disk) and reboot windows instead, then autoexec.bat checked if flag was set and then clear the flag (delete file) and call FDAPM to shutdown machine. BTW as he has only 512MB RAM no need to himem.sys hacks. But I reccomend to install R.Loew RAM patch and install more RAM.
  5. Aha, I just found that Borland C supported something called a precompiled headers. This should generate some extra file from *.h files that is then combined with *.c files via specific BCC command line option. It should help to speed up compilation. Maybe he used some historic slow PC for building DOS tools? If you find some free time please upload packed compiler, maybe he had placed headers and compiling batch/makefiles there. I don't hurry with it...
  6. Many thanks for sharing with us. It may look he used some Borland C, I'll try to rebuild. I wonder he used a lot of inline asm code and there's no any include statement, even for <stdio.h>. Maybe he didn't even use stdlib. If I cannot rebuild it will be still usable to study the code how DMA IDE commans calls works. UPDATE: Well, the code looks a bit cryptic but it compiles with BC++ 4.52, just to ignore tons of warnings about missing prototypes. This can be fixed easily creating a header file...
  7. Thanks for permission of distributing the patches. In a case that even source codes become freely available I would be interested in extending the TRIM tool support also on FAT16 FS. I started to write my own TRIM years ago with partial success but after discarding the first block (I checked that it was really blanked) my IDE controller left in some error state with busy LED on and I didn't manage to solve this problem. Nobody can help me with this because not much people knowledges goes so deep and want to share it. RL made it working...
  8. That's a pitty he disappeared with his deep knowledges of this old systems. I remember we discused various HW problems and he helped me with RTL8111B under Win98 via his free SPLIT8MB.EXE tool. R.I.P.
  9. I finally found the problem, I had corrupted the file WINDOWS\INF\UNREGMP2.EXE I just replaced this one file in my current XP and installation of drivers was OK, no more explorer crash...
  10. I have found that my problem is not triggered only by nvidia installer but also others. When I tried to use DDU I had to install .NET before and I got the same explorer hang/crash problem after .NET installed. So it seems some more generic problem not nvidia related, it was just coincidence that I first saw this problem after installing nvidia driver. I have ~1/2 year old backup of my WXP installation that doesn't have this problem. So I'm trying to isolate which component became broken in my current setup. I still have nothing in focus but seems it's not registry. I could import my entire user profile from current setup to old backup windows and it works but after copying some other components it breaks. It's quite time consuming. If I remember I didn't installed much new apps neither a driver since that time. I only installed some XP embedded updates...
  11. I moved a little bit further. Diffing register files I found that for some reason it was completely deleted the content of registry key [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Discardable\PostSetup\ShellNew] When I restored this key from backup before driver installation explorer.exe stopped crashing when right click on desktop but it crashes a bit later when I move cursor to "new" entry in context menu. It seems the content of key above gets deleted again on next crash so it's not a cause but consequence that have further impact on system. When I try to import complete HKCU backup .reg file I got warning that some keys was unable to import because are used by system and explorer still crashes then. Only when I replace offline the NTUSER.DAT file it fix. I need some offline registry editor that allows me replace multiple keys from backup .reg file to track down which key is corrupted.
  12. Hi, I upgraded VGA in my PC from 7900GT to GTX670 (WinXP SP3 with current XPE/POS Ready updates). Even when I cleaned out old drivers with Driver Sweep I'm having troubles with newly installed nvidia drivers. I tried different versions from 305.x to latest XP compatible ver. 368.81 and I installed only the driver (no update, physx, etc.) The problem is when I clicked with right mouse button on the desktop (or press windows context menu key) the explorer.exe crashes with typical error window with available stackdump to send a report. When I click OK the desktop disapears for a second and explorer process restarts itself. When I go to control panels I can start nvidia control panel normally and everything else seems to be working. When I uninstall nvidia drivers via control panels add/remove it still keeps crashing when click on desktop. I repeated instalation process more times and found that the problem appears just before the driver installation is finished (at ~90% of progressbar). Next I tracked the problem must be in windows registry. When I (offline) restored my previous NTUSER.DAT file the problem disappeared but of course I have not working driver then. I also tried Nirsoft shexview to disable all nvidia shell extensions but didn't help. Any idea? I really want to avoid reinstalling.
  13. Hi, after some longer time I tried to update KernelEx 4.5.2015.3 by Drugwash with latest version 4.5.2016.16 from here (1st post) and found that some apps, e.g. TCPview 2.54 stopped working - now showing MSVCRT error. I isolated that this issue happen after KEXBASES.DLL file was updated so I keep older version and it seems to work without problems. Did I missed something else that needs to be updated from other package than files in KernelEx2016.16.7z archive?
  14. Your version of the story is quite misguiding. You probably see the history via AMD fan angle of view. I, as an intel user, would see it a bit differently. I'm not blind to adore intel beyond the limits. I appreciate AMD's success and inovations they made in the past. The biggest one was integrating the MCH into the CPU that dramatically improved memory bandwidth. Intel was some way suspicios about that but finally they adopted in new core Nehalem generation... But I wanted to clarify and complete the information that after successfull Pentium III intel was developing new microarchitecture called Netburst - Pentium 4 generation that trurned out to be not much successfull. They was forced to gain power with high frequency that caused overheating issues. In that ages AMD ruled, that's true. But the card had flipped when intel decided, finally, to trash Netburst and continue with P3 evolution (P3 in fact never ended but was still developed by some small Israel team who created Pentium M and then Core solo and core duo - this was aimed to notebooks - intel Centrino not desktops/server) and they came with new Core 2 duo that was, IMHO, the most successful intel CPU that brought very significant performance gain with limited power consumption. It's not true they made 2 small weak cores. They are full featured cores that can share large L2 cache. Every benchmark or real test show you, that even on single core the C2D performed better than P4 at much higher frequency. That was due to improved microarchitecture and cache not because of 65nm technology (also P4 was manufactured by 65nm process but it didn't help them much). So intel quickly overrun AMD and then continued with also very successful core i7 Nehalem and Sandybridge. AMD response was making 6 or 8 cores CPUs but they have currently worse perf. per core and still in 2016 there are lot of singlethread apps that matters. Simple because some algorithms cannot be divided and paralelized. BTW I'm not happy that intel has no a real competitor now, their evolution slow down a lot (new core generation can brings say 0-5% gain in common apps) and prices stays high... BTW this was a reason why I decided to upgrade to 4 years old Sandybridge 2600K instead of latest Skylake CPU, it gives me similar performance but for ~1/3 of price...
  15. Yes, I already patched PE header version more times and sometimes it works. But it's not enough to run e.g. newer version of Adobe Lightroom that needs newer API AHA, VAIO seems to look promissing, I'll try...
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