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Everything posted by petekeller

  1. No. CD's do not play, but this is old news. The last version to play cd's is 0.86i. I tried running the stand-alone version of 0.86i along side 2.2.0 but it threw up errors about msvcrt.dll. This is no doubt because msvcrt.dll has been replaced in the system folder. You might be able to figure out a way around this with registry hacks (known dlls).
  2. I just updated VLC 2.1.5 Rincewind (UPXed) to VLC 2.2.0 Weatherwax (no subsequent UPXing). Everything is running fine so far. Kernelex 4.5.2 without later updates. Set VLC installation to XP SP2, chose upgrade and keep settings, running with default settings. Size of 2.1.5 folder: 56.8 mb, 667 files, 242 folders. Size of 2.2.0 folder: 112 mb, 718 files, 245 folders.
  3. Posted in the wrong place. New version mp3DirectCut. Still supporting Windows 98. Features: Non-destructive cut, copy, paste Volume change, fade, normalize, pause detection mp3 recording with ACM or Lame encoder Fast mp3 visualisation and easy navigation Supports Layer 2 (dvd/dvb audio) ID3v1.1 tag editor · ID3v2 tag keeping Cue Sheet support Auto cue (track dividing by time values) Track splitting with filename and tag creation Trim · Crop · Fast play · Loop play VU meter, bitrate visualisation High speed recorder · Command line usage Unicode support http://mpesch3
  4. You will probably need Rudolph Loes's SATA patch to get started with 98 or ME on that board. From the readme: The PTCHSATA.EXE file Patches the Hard Disk Driver ESDI_506.PDR to properly support shared Interrupts and to disable Virtual Mode I/O not supported by many SATA Controllers. The SATA.INF file is a modified, stripped down version of the Microsoft MSHDC.INF file. It provides the necessary support for Motherboard Chipset SATA Controllers that would ordinarily be confused with standard PATA Controllers. SATA Controllers operate in NATIVE Mode when PATA Controllers are also presen
  5. Next day I turned it on the 'distortion' returned. Oh well.
  6. Somehow I missed your post of last week. I only noticed it Saturday when I was looking at DougB's post about mplayer. I only use Nvidia cards. On this machine, PCI-e cards. I've tried several but the 'distortion' never went away. This week I tried a new one with a big heat-pipe on the backside. When I installed it, the heat-pipe blocked the PCI-e 1x slot where I had my network card. So I moved it to the 4x slot. At first Windows seemed to have no problems accepting the change. Soon their were even more display problems that had nothing to do with browsers. So I had to revert to the previous se
  7. I actually had no idea you were working on a wrapper when I first posted. I was just excited that later version of Mozilla browsers would work. I have now read the recent posts in this thread. Here is my situation. I have no problem with Firefox 3.68 on my regular machine (Pentium 4, AGP). A couple of years ago I built a modern AMD machine (Pci-e video, Athlon X2) and with the help of rLoew's patches installed Windows 98SE. Eveything works fine except Mozilla browsers made with Gecko engine 1.9x. After browsing for awhile video distortion sets in. It starts with just a few white lines in image
  8. You're right about that, but it doesn't appear to be a problem here. FF9 on Win98SE can edit the .rdf and .sqlite files, but cannot create them properly once the history or bookmarks entries are completely deleted. I don't know the exact cause of this, but it seems like it might be fixed with kernelex or a kstubs hack. What do you think? Something else: while experimenting, I saved my profile from Win98SE after copying the files over from Win2K and then uninstalled everything. After a clean install, I copied over the places.sqlite and localstore.rdf from the saved profile. It didn't work.
  9. From a sugestion by Drugwash, I copied my 'places.sqlite' from a Win2k working enviroment (FF23) to a FF9 profile on Win98SE. This gave Firefox 9 Bookmarks and, I only realized later, History. The Bookmarks Toolbar however displayed nothing. This was do to retension of an old file named 'localstore.rdf', as I did an upgrade installation from Firefox 3.6.28. Copying over the 'localstore.rdf' fixed the problem. There is no problem if you completely remove all Firefox preferences and settings and do a clean install. The History part is not just a leftover, it keeps going until you clear history.
  10. Thanks for the places.sqlite suggestion. Bookmarks are added to the menu but not to the bookmarks toolbar. However, if you copy the whole profile they are displayed. Obviously another file is involved for the toolbar display, but which one?
  11. Are you sure your card is listed in the inf of the driver? The copy of NV 82.69 that I have lists no 7800 cards at all. Windows may install drivers but refuse to load them on reboot in the product id is missing from the inf. You can try manually adding the id if it's not there.
  12. This is just an informational post for those thinking about installing Win98 or ME on a system with a PCI-Express video card. Right now, there are a lot of ASUS nVidia 6600 and 6800 pci-e video cards up for sale on Ebay. They're being sold as 'new' and are presumably old stock. Prices range from $30 to $80 with free shipping. The links are below. 6600: http://www.ebay.com/sch/Graphics-Video-Cards-/27386/i.html?_sop=10&_from=R40&Chipset%252FGPU%2520Manufacturer=NVIDIA&Compatible%2520Port%252FSlot=PCI%2520Express%2520x16&_nkw=GeForce+6600&LH_PrefLoc=1&_dcat=27386&LH_
  13. If anyone is still interested in this board; AsRock 4Coredual-Sata2, there are four 'new' ones up for sale on Ebay. http://www.ebay.com/...=item4ac5168bd1
  14. There is no support for the PCI Express bus in Win98SE and no vendors supply drivers. However, at the software level PCI Express is backwards compatible with PCI. If there are Win98 drivers that support the chip on the board it may work. I've gotten a PCX5300 and 6600 PCI-Express cards to work in Win98 with standard Nvidia drivers on a MSI 870S-G54. The product id had to be added to the agp.inf file. The builtin Realtek RTL8111DL network chip worked with the Windows 98 driver from the Realtek website, even though the chip is not supported. Unfortunately the driver caused random shutdown probl
  15. @ ragnarGD I'm not an expert on anything and I'm not a gamer either, but for what it's worth, here is some information from someone who is using a Nvidia 6600 PCI-e video card in Windows 98SE. There is no reference to any PCI Express cards in the nvagp.inf for the official 77.72 driver for Windows 98SE. However the driver does support the chip on the card. So it's a matter of inducing Windows to load the driver anyway. Just pointing Windows to the driver files is not enough. It will copy the files but refuse to load them -- usually. If you are persistent, Windows will eventually display the
  16. The best option for getting PCI Express video cards to work on Wndows 98 appears to be the Nvidia 6000 series, either using the 77.72 driver or the 81.98 (shutdown problem). These cards have not been manufactured for some years. However 'new old stock' cards sometmes show up on E-bay. Some new GeForce 6600 pci-e crds are up for sale right now at a very low price. If anyone on this board is interested, here is the link: http://www.ebay.com/...=item231c66198f
  17. @rloew <You need my SATA Patch to use ESDI_506.PDR with the SATA Controller.> Yesterday I did a fresh install of Windows 98SE on a MSI 870S-G54 (AM3) using your SATA patch. Installation was very fast and smooth. However, when I shutdown Windows, it hung and I had to use the power button to complete. Shutdown,restart,warm restart, and shutdown to DOS all hung. I knew from previous non-fresh installs that USB2 was causing the problem, so I installed NUSB35. That fixed the problem and gave me USB2 support. In an earlier post you mentioned WinME modified drivers. Why are they needed? What ca
  18. Do you belong to any Yahoo Groups? Try logging on to a group and then switching to your mail. Up until recently, I did this without getting a nag to upgrade. I no longer have an account, so I don't know if it will work now or for how long.
  19. I only asked for clarification because his statement seemed open ended. Thanks for the response Rloew. I'm slowly planning a new computer but I'm not sure what OS's will end up on it. I'll try 98SE and 2K and see how much I can get out of them. My fallback OS is XP. My current motherboard (ASUS P4S800D-X) supports SATA-1 and as a boot drive, but I don't use it. The advantages seem small compared to the disruption it would cause with my existing setup. SATA-2 and SATA-3 would offer considerable advantages, as would USB3. Oops. Forgot to ask RLoew. Last night I searched this forum for your com
  20. < Please be more specific. SATA revision 1.0 (SATA 1.5 Gbit/s),SATA revision 2.0 (SATA 3 Gbit/s),SATA revision 3.0 (SATA 6 Gbit/s).
  21. rloew said <I have developed Patches and INF Files that provide support for SATA Drives without any problems with all of the Motherboards I have tested. <Most add-on SATA//E-SATA cards work including PCI-E Cards that have no Windows 9x Drivers. All 3 revisions of SATA?
  22. @JayPea Look at this: http://cgi.ebay.ca/N...=item4157ceb77a
  23. JayPea wrote: And while the Asrock boards are out of production, they can still be had on e-bay There are more listings for refurbished MBs than used. Even in the online stores they are refurbs. The two listings that were 'retail packaging/new" hadd no I/O shields though the refurbs have them. I'm convinced, these look like great boards. ------------------------------------------------------------------- I've been looking at these boards too and their AMD cousin; AM2NF3-VSTA. I'm leaning toward the AMD. The question is how anxious are you (or I) to get one of these going? I recommend
  24. wsxedcrfv wrote: I haven't spend much time trying to install a sound card on my Asrock 4coredual VSTA yet. I have an Audigy2, SoundBlaster Live!, SoundBlaster PCI 128, and a Diamond Multimedia board that has "1998" stamped on it. I just have to locate my original CD's. I have some early impression that success might depend on installing these cards in a particular PCI slot (that is, not all PCI slots are equal or equally functional under win-98). Other than that, the Asrock board is completely functional. Perhaps I will try the PCIe slot one of these days, but the AGP slot works fine - and
  25. @ RLoew Sorry about the confusion. At first I thought you were refering to the 4Core Dual SATA2, then I thought you couldn't have meant that. Here's the situation. I bought the ASRock 4Core Dual SATA2 in December of 2007, encouraged by posts on this board that Win98 could run on it. And it did, except for sound. I posted on this board and others the problem I was having, hoping someone could steer me in the right direction for a solution. No luck. Shortly after my sisters motherboard died on a XP machine I had built for her. So I gave her the board, processor and memory I had bought. I still h
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