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loblo

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  1. loblo

    Timedate.cpl not working anymore

    Since Dependency Walker finds your cpl file is not a valid executable it means this file is corrupted. Run scandisk including surface scan on the system drive. If it tells you something about bad sectors, replace your drive, if it doesn't, replace your cpl file from backup or install cab.
  2. I used WDM drivers for Win 2000, they worked fine on Win ME but had to install them "manually", eg unpack them and then direct the hardware wizard to that folder. I can't remember the driver version unfortunately .
  3. I satisfactorily used an Audigy 2 ZS for a little while a few years back on my ME system and I used the WDM drivers not the VxD. It stopped working properly when I increased system RAM however, this is a known issue with this card and not only for 9x systems if I am not mistaken. Unfortunately I can't remember the amount of RAM at which this starts but that's two things you can try, use WDM driver and reduce RAM amount.
  4. XmPlay and all the official plugins (which includes the Rar plugin) don't need KernelEx at all AFAIK, they still run on vanilla 98SE/ME.
  5. loblo

    Java 1.6.22 fails on install

    The OP is trying to install update 22 (the last version that should normally install without extra hodge podge) and you are telling him it's more recent than update 31!!!!
  6. loblo

    Java 1.6.22 fails on install

    Destro, The last Java 6 version is update 45: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/java-archive-downloads-javase6-419409.html. I have it installed on my machine, it runs fine. Update 22 is not too high of a version, it's older than update 31. And if you don't mind me asking, how do you know the number of people who installed it successfully on 9x? Btw, in case anyone is interested I have JRE & JDK 7 Update 76, JRE & JDK 8 Update 92 and JDK 9 Beta 95 all installed on my machine. 7 appears fully functional, 8 and 9 have some stuff that doesn't work but still usefull as I can run some programs requiring either of those versions specifically.
  7. loblo

    YouTube WORKING! With Opera 12.02

    Do you use 9x and Opera 12 those days? I bet you don't otherwise you wouldn't do generic comments like that but instead would speak about your first hand experience using the new youtube with Opera 12 on your 9x system...
  8. loblo

    YouTube WORKING! With Opera 12.02

    Well that was then when you had that system you don't have anymore and when youtube's html5 implementation was in its infancy.
  9. loblo

    Need help with Config.sys and Autoexec.bat

    I don't care about retro computing and I am not using a 9x system out of any kind of nostalgia so your generalizations don't apply. There are easier and better ways to play Doom on a 9x system than using the original executables which is a pointless exercise in masochism IMO, if you want plain vanilla Doom experience and no more, use Chocolate Doom, if you want more features and the ability to play recent maps, then use limit removing engines such as ZDoom, it's that simple.
  10. loblo

    Need help with Config.sys and Autoexec.bat

    Why don't you make your life easier and use a modern source port to play Doom? It's better in every way.
  11. loblo

    YouTube WORKING! With Opera 12.02

    People, which people? For me the html5 player works better/faster than Flash did. VP8/Vorbis only streams since the bundled gstreamer runtime doesn't support newer codecs but that's actually surprisingly fine as far as quality goes.
  12. Yeah, was talking about AGP cards MrMateczko, which, as you mentioned in an earlier post, is likely off topic as the OP appears to have PCI slots only. Typical internet age ADHD makes me sometimes answer topics without actually properly reading the OP... Unless I am wrong there is no PCI-e mobos officially supporting 9x OSes???
  13. One or another nVidia 7800GS 256MB is the best compromise IMO. Most powerful you can run is a 7950GT but I was having fan settings issues with both versions of it (256MB and 512MB) that annoyed me so much that in the end I downgraded to the 7800GS.
  14. It's now been 5 years since I bought a 23" 1080p monitor for my Windows ME machine, it works fine with a graphic card as low as a Geforce FX 5200, going to anything lower in size/resolution would really feel like punishment.
  15. loblo

    Open two instances of SYSDM.CPL

    Copy it to another location or duplicate it under another name in the same location.
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