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  1. Hi, The links to the patcher are dead, and it looks like it's been over a year since Drugwash visited here. Is there anyplace to get the latest version of the Shutdown Patcher? I don't have any nVidia cards with more than 256MB. Thanks, DJ
  2. Cool, I'll look into those and give it a try. Thanks! DJ
  3. Hi, I've had Win98SE running on the following three motherboards for some time now with Seagate ST380815AS SATA-300 HDDs (only the Asus K8V-X SE supports SATA-300, the rest are running in SATA-150 mode). Since I recently got a couple spare SATA SSDs I thought I'd try them. Here are the systems (all have nVIDIA GeForce 6x00 video cards): Asus K8V-X SE (Socket 754, VIA K8T800/VT8237R) ASRock 775V88 (LGA775, VIA PT880/VIA 8237) ASRock K8S8X (Socket 754, SiS 755/SiS 964) These are the two surplus SSDs I received: Mushkin MKNSSDCL60GB-DX (Callisto Deluxe) OCZ SLD3-25SAT3-60G (Solid 3) I have been able to get both SSDs to work in the ASRock K8S8X, but Win98SE can't boot off of either of them with the other two motherboards. Win98SE will install, but always hangs during boot with the following errors (mostly the one error, sometimes the other--the difference may be if booting in safe mode or not): While initializing device IOS: Error: An I/O subsystem driver failed to load. Either a file in the ./iosubsys subdirectory is corrupt, or the system is low on memory. While initializing device CONFIGMG: Windows procection error. If I boot off of the HDD then I can access the SSD and it seems to work normally, the file system seems fine and I can work with the files there. I tried renaming esdi_506.pdr but that made no difference. Any ideas how I can solve the boot problem with the VIA chipset motherboards? Why would these boot and work just fine with the SATA HDDs but not the SSDs? Thanks, DJ
  4. Well, it would be a bummer to have to move from Win98 to XP on my four LAN party PCs just to be able to play one game so I'd like to poke around and see if it can work. I guess nobody has the combination of Win98/DX9c-DP/Intel PRO1000GT working to compare notes with. The annoying part is that DxDiag just hangs, if it gave off some kind of error message I'd have someplace to start. Is there some kind of tool I can run in the background that might give me some idea of where DxDiag is hanging? Maybe the Intel drivers just suck? BTW, I tried running the DxDiag in KernelEx XP mode and that didn't change anything. So I guess KernelEx is no help in this case. Thanks, DJ
  5. OK, that's good to know. I'm happy this is working and it didn't take a lot of tearing out and reinstalling to do it. Thanks! DJ
  6. Hi, I have four PCs all with the same install of Win98SE (LitePC "Sleek") with the same network card but different motherboards and graphic cards. All other networking functions work fine on the four machines. I only discovered this problem when trying to play a game that requires DX9c. All the other LAN games I've played have been happy with my current setup for many years now so none of them must have required the DirectPlay component in DX9c. I'd like to get this game to run if possible without completely trashing my current setup. I'm guessing it's some compatibility issue between the network drivers and DX9c, but I just tinker with Win9x, I'm no expert. I was thinking about following one of the earlier suggestions about going to an earlier version of the network drivers but I have 10.3 and the earliest I can find on the Intel website is 10.0--I'm not sure that's enough of a difference to be worth the bother. Thanks, DJ
  7. I tried the REGSVR32 C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DPNET.DLL command and it gives me a "succeeded" message, but DxDiag still hangs on the network portion. Thanks, DJ
  8. So you are saying that KernelEx is redundant with KERNEL32.DLL v4.10.2225? Thanks, DJ
  9. I just was able to confirm that replacing KERNEL32.DLL version (Win98SE) with 4.10.2225 (from rloew) resolves the problem. I am now able to manipulate files 2-4Gb in size via Explorer. Just for the record, even though the KernelEx tab reports that I have KernelEx v4.5.120 installed, when I checked Add/Remove programs it shows I have KernelEx v4.5.2 installed. So it is the combination of KERNEL32.DLL v4.10.2225 and KernelEx v4.5.2 that is working for me. Thank you everyone for helping me out with this! Best regards, DJ
  10. Thanks for the kind offer! Testing would depend on getting some more info from deomsh's testing. Sounds like good testing! What was the original flavor of Windows and DX that the test was failing on? What was the fresh install you tested on, pure MS Win98SE or some other flavor? Thank you, DJ
  11. I checked my Kernel32.dll and it shows version, that is Win98SE correct? So I can try to replace the current Kernel32.dll with the KERNEL32.DLL version 4.10.2225 from your patch and leave the KernelEx 4.5.1. in place and it might resolve the issue? Thanks, DJ
  12. OK, maybe I'll try to get one of those cards and see if it works with the DirectPlay. But still curious since the GT card is on the list here if anybody is using it and can check if they have the DirectPlay issue, If they don't, then it may be a problem with something other than the card. Best regards, DJ
  13. OK, good to know it is a known problem. I found the patch on your website and the readme says there is a separate version for win95, I would need that if I want to continue running LitePC Sleek, correct? I don't see the other version on the web page. Also, I'm using KernelEx 4.5.1, which modifies the image of kernel32.dll in memory if I understand it correctly. Is that compatible with COPY2GB? Thanks! DJ
  14. Exactly. Do I need to replace the Windows 95 Explorer to manage files in the 2-4Gb range? It seems there is a mismatch between the max file size of FAT32 and the max file size that explorer.exe v4.00.950 can handle. Before I start going through the trouble of swapping out versions of Explorer I'd like to confirm if this is indeed the issue. Thanks, DJ
  15. Hi, FAT32 supports files up to just less than 4GB. I'm running 98Lite Sleek with the Win95 explorer.exe (v4.00.950) I can create files on the HD of say 3GB size with 7-Zip and the files are valid--I can share the drive on the 98 box and use a XP box to move the files. If I copy them to the XP box they are good files, not corrupted. So it's not a file system problem or an OS problem. But I can't do anything with files >2GB with explorer, it gives me an "Error Copying File,,, The parameter is incorrect" message. Is this a known limitation with the Win95 explorer that I just can't find mention of anywhere? Does the Win98 explorer (v4.72.3110.1) have support for the same 4GB file sizes as FAT32? Thanks, DJ
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