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  1. OK, thank you for that answer! Now that I have RLoew's SATA patch working I can forget about it and move forward with the project.
  2. If it is recommended to remove the MaxPhysPage, MinFileCache, and MaxFileCache when using PATCHMEM /M, what is the recommendation with this setup as far as using smartdrv.exe, xhdd.sys, and/or BUFFERS= setting in config.sys? There is a great deal of different ideas about using these scattered about in different threads here but I'm having trouble figuring out if there is any consensus on what the latest/greatest configuration would be when using PATCHMEM /M. What is the latest thought about using himem vs. himemx with this kind of set up? Thanks, DJ
  3. OK, got it. I will give it a try to make sure it works. Nobody confirmed for me, I either use the Via driver or the Rloew driver, but not both: correct? Thank you for your help, DJ
  4. Got it. It's compatible but doesn't have the performance of SATA-II. Well, I guess nothing left but to tune the Windows settings to see if I can squeeze a couple extra MB/s out of it. I'll go read that thread now. Then I have to try to get the GeForce 7800GS working, for some reason whenever I try to install the 82_69mdg drivers it locks up, even though I've seen other people post that they have gotten the same exact motherboard and video card to work together on Win98SE. Thank you, DJ
  5. OK, I will read that. Thanks! I also have a SATA-III SSD that I tried and got 90MB/s throughput. Under this kind of setup how much boost should I see for SSD vs. 7200RPM HDD? Right now I'm using the HDD just because I'm doing lots of clean installs trying to get everything correct before I do the install on the SSD--I don't want to put unnecessary wear-n-tear on the SSD. Thanks, DJ
  6. I was hoping that since I get about 50% of theoretical throughput from SATA-I on another machine with Win98SE, that I could get 50% of 300MB/s on this new build with SATA-II controller and HDD/SDD. I thought I read some posts here where people reported getting ~150MB/s with SATA-II under Win98, I'll have search and read again. Here is the output of SIV (I think this is what you were asking for): [PCI Bus] <- SIV32L - System Information Viewer V5.49 HOBBY::root Bus-Numb-Fun IRQ Vendor-Dev-Sub_OEM-Rev Class (255) Vendor and Device Description [0 - 00 - 0] 1106-0308-03081849-00 Host Bridge VIA PT880 Ultra/PT894 Host Bridge [0 - 00 - 1] 1106-1308-13081849-00 Host Bridge VIA PT894 Host Bridge [0 - 00 - 2] 1106-2308-23081849-00 Host Bridge VIA PT894 Host Bridge [0 - 00 - 3] 1106-3208-00000000-00 Host Bridge VIA P4X800 CPU to PCI Bridge [0 - 00 - 4] 1106-4308-43081849-00 Host Bridge VIA PT894 Host Bridge [0 - 00 - 5] 1106-5308-53081849-00 I/O xAPIC VIA PT894 I/O APIC Interrupt Controller [0 - 00 - 7] 1106-7308-00000000-00 Host Bridge VIA PT894 Host Bridge [0 - 01 - 0] 1106-B198-00000000-00 PCI Bridge (0-1) VIA ProSavageDDR CPU to AGP Bridge [0 - 02 - 0] 10 1106-A208-00000000-00 PCI Bridge (0-2) x0@1 (x4@1)VIA PT890 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller [0 - 15 - 0] 5 1106-7372-73721849-00 RAID Controller VIA VT8237S RAID Controller [0 - 15 - 1] 15 1106-0571-05711849-07 EIDE Controller VIA VT82xxxx EIDE Controller (All VIA Chipsets) [K7VT2/K7VT6] [0 - 16 - 0] 11 1106-3038-30381849-B0 UHCI Controller VIA VT82xnnnx USB UHCI Controller (All VIA Chipsets) [K7VT6] [0 - 16 - 4] 3 1106-3104-31041849-90 EHCI Controller VIA VT8251 USB EHCI Controller [K7VT6] [0 - 17 - 0] 1106-3372-33721849-00 ISA Bridge VIA VT8237S PCI to ISA Bridge [0 - 17 - 7] 1106-287E-337E1106-00 Host Bridge VIA VT8251 Ultra VLINK Controller [0 - 19 - 0] 1106-337B-00000000-00 Host Bridge VIA VT8237A PCI to PCIe Bridge [0 - 19 - 1] 1106-337A-00000000-00 PCI Subtractive (0-3) VIA VT8237A PCI to PCI Bridge [1 - 00 - 0] 11 10DE-00F5-1FA419F1-A2 VGA Controller nVidia G70 [GeForce 7800 GS] [GPU-0] [3 - 06 - 0] 5 1102-0002-80221102-07 Audio Controller Creative CT4780 SBLive! Value [3 - 06 - 1] 1102-7002-00201102-07 Other Input Creative PCI Gameport [3 - 07 - 0] 11 8086-107C-13768086-05 Ethernet Controller Intel PRO/1000 GT Desktop Adapter Total of 256 PCI buses and 21 PCI devices in 0.060 seconds using C:\WINDOWS\DESKTOP\SIV\PCIDEVS.txt Date 2020-06-13 Version 242 (128,145) And what I could find in SATA220E.zip\SATA\driver\Win98-me\ %PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3149.DeviceDesc% = viasraid, PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3149 PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3149.DeviceDesc = "VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller" Thanks, DJ
  7. Good to know I'm not the only old keyboard hoarder. It is awesome you vacuum your keyboards so frequently, I'm lazy and only do it maybe twice a year. I have heard of people putting keyboards in the dishwasher as well. Like you I never was willing to risk one of mine, they don't make them anymore after all. I pop off all the key caps every couple years to scrub them all in dish washing detergent. I also take the top cover off every once in a while to scrub it down. Sounds like you have a nice setup, mine are mostly scattered around the house, the four Win98SE LAN party machines each have one on PS/2, and then there is one with a USB adapter for connecting to the XP laptop--the rest are in storage waiting for their turn in the rotation. They are all still going strong! Best regards, DJ
  8. OK, I have been reading a lot here and best I understand it I only need the Via SATA v220e driver or Mr. Loew's SATA patch, not both. Is that correct? I have not been able to get the Via SATA driver to install, so I'm trying PTCHSATA, which does install. But I am only getting slightly better throughput than with IDE--72MB/s vs. 87MB/s average according to DiskSpeed32. The motherboard has SATA II and so does the HD and SSD I'm trying. I should be able to get more throughput from this setup, yes? The BIOS has two options for SATA Operation Mode: RAID and non-RAID. I can only get Win98SE to install in non-RAID mode following Mr. Loew's instructions. When the BIOS is set to non-RAID mode there are a number of options available including 32-bit data transfer. Does that mean that 32-bit data transfer is not available when set to RAID mode? Is it even possible to run Win98SE from a drive SATA Operation Mode: non-RAID? I have not gotten it to work after a straight week of trying different things that I've read here. I tried installing under non-RAID mode, making sure the SATA patch is installed. Then I try to change to non-RAID mode, but then the SATA driver in Device Manager has an error. If I try to update or delete and reinstall the driver the system always hangs. Is this just barking up the wrong tree? Any corrections, information or advice would be appreciated. Best regards, DJ
  9. Ya, I still use original Model M keyboards. I just can type faster than with other keyboards, and they last forever. I have 5 made by IBM and 3 made by Lexmark. The oldest was made in '84, the newest is a '99 model. Of course I have to use PS/2 to USB adapters for the ones not connected to 98SE game machines. Only ever had one go bad because of a flood of orange juice.
  10. OK, I have Win98SE booting off of the SATA SSD. But the VIA SATA v220e driver says it can't find any compatible hardware when I try to install it. I also tried to install rloew's PTCHSATA, which didn't work (I think I will try again booting off a floppy instead of Safe Mode). Do I need both of these for best results, or just one of them? I see some older posts that say to install VIA SATA v220e ASRock 4CoreDual-SATA2 R2.0 but not sure this is the latest/greatest way to go? Best regards, DJ
  11. Excellent! I didn't know it saved files, I thought only web pages. Thank you! DJ
  12. Hi, Anybody know where I can find the VIA SATA v220e driver, I think I need it to use a SATA SSD on a ASRock 4CoreDual-SATA2 R2.0 that I will run Win98SE on. Can't find it on www.viatech.com, www.viaarena.com seems to be abandoned, and even the link to Treiber v.220e on www.planet3dnow.de is a dead link, as are any other links I find for it. Anybody got this .zip stashed away? Best regards, DJ
  13. 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
  14. Cool, I'll look into those and give it a try. Thanks! DJ
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. So you are saying that KernelEx is redundant with KERNEL32.DLL v4.10.2225? Thanks, DJ
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
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