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About ajFranzman

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    XP Home
  1. Wow, that sounds dangerous... as in, after using F5 to set setup defaults I might then need to go in and make sure every single BIOS setting is back to the way it is now before the system will boot again. I'll try it, but I'll need to have a few hours to spare before I do, so it won't be right away.Maybe uninstalling and removing the modem will work. I'll try that first. I don't know about manually assigning IRQs. I think the system might have some shared IRQs. Can those be set manually too? What about the ones that the BIOS setup currently shows as "Reserved", what do I do with those? Sorry you lost a minute because of me. I should have taken a few days off and pass by your house. Instead I just read your post, searched the net for your motherboard's manual, went through it, searched the relevant items, and type a very short note about them. Lazy me. Sorry, Ponch, I didn't mean to sound ungrateful, and I suppose I should have provided links to my motherboard manual to start with. You're obviously quite knowledgeable and I do appreciate the help. It's just that another user given the same info might have complained about not being able to find that setting at all... sometimes we noobs need a lot of hand-holding.
  2. Yes, in the BIOS "Boot" menu. Should it be set to "No" instead? In the BIOS "Advanced" menu, under the "PCI Configuration" submenu, "Resources controlled by" is set to "Auto". Is this the setting you're referring to? It took me a minute to find it because of the additional intervening menu layer that you didn't mention. This may be the most interesting (perhaps frustrating) item. Although clearly shown in the motherboard User Guide, this entry does not exist in my actual BIOS "Boot" menu screen! I have searched through the other BIOS setup menus as well as I could, in case it was moved between the printing of the User Guide and my BIOS revision (1009), but I was unable to find it.What do you suggest I do now?
  3. I have a Windows XP Home 32-bit system, Upgrade SP2 CD install from Win98SE, then upgraded to XP SP3, and all other critical updates installed. The motherboard is an ASUS A7V400-MX, and I have installed all the latest drivers for motherboard hardware and the AGP video card (ATI Radeon 9700 Pro). There's also an Intel 537ep-based PCI modem. The driver/software CD for the modem says BVRP and Xmedia on it but I don't know if either of those companies is the actual maker of the modem; Intel supposedly only made chipsets and not complete modems. Whenever I try to make any changes to the parallel port in the BIOS, the system crashes to a BSOD at startup, with the following info: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA (...blah blah blah...) STOP: 0x00000050 (0xFFFFFFE8, 0x00000001, 0x804D9044, 0x00000000) This even happens if I merely uninstall the parallel port in Device Manager, without making any BIOS changes. Happens if I uninstall in Device Manager, and set to "Disabled" in the BIOS... in short, no matter what BIOS settings I try for the port, whether I uninstall the port in Device Manager first or not, I can only get the system to boot again if I return the BIOS setting for the port to its present configuration (ECP mode) then hit F8 during boot to "Load last known good configuration". I have done some searching online and found that most info on 0x50 Stop Errors says it's probably bad RAM, but MemTest86+ finds no problems with my RAM. I am using MS Windows Security Essentials for virus protection and firewall. Please let me know if there's any other important info I forgot to mention. TIA for any help you can provide.
  4. Revolutions Pack 9.7

    Have you tried to disable Clear Type with RPConfig (third tab, 2 bottom lines) to make the comparison?Several people had to do it because of such displaying errors. I'm sure that isn't necessary. After using the machine for two days with CTDIRSPP set to 0, it seems as if all of the position errors are avoided; only the usual uneven letter spacing remains (which would be the same or even worse without ClearType anyway).
  5. Revolutions Pack 9.7

    (Yes I know that was an old post. I'm reporting something related that I haven't noticed anyone else mention yet.) Thank you Tihiy for making Revolutions Pack available, and for posting those registry settings! After installing RP9.7, I tried to install the ClearType Control Panel applet and... nothing! So those registry entries are apparently the only way I have to adjust ClearType behavior. When I initially installed RP9.7 the other day, I made some changes to the settings above right away (foremost was adjusting gamma to 128 to reduce color fringing -- it can go all the way up to 255 decimal, which is essentially no sub-pixel smoothing.) Later, I noticed that many programs would have position errors when entering, editing, and sometimes simply displaying long lines or even individual long words. The ends of words might be cut off at the end of a line, or the "I-beam" cursor might appear several pixels to the right of the actual text entry/edit position. Today I turned off sub-pixel positioning (returned CTDIRSPP value to 0), and most of the problems went away. However, lack of SPP means that often the tiny spacing between individual letters of words will appear uneven, where it had been very even with SPP enabled. I don't know if this problem is with ClearType generally, or if it only applies to the RP implementation of it, but obviously the software is not fully keeping track of character positions down to the sub-pixel level (perhaps rounding up any fractions at the end of words or characters?)
  6. (Re: IE6-- I know, I know...) I've been searching the web all day trying to find the answer to this, and it seems that either the answer just isn't out there, or I don't have the expertise/vocabulary to ask the question properly for Google. Is it possible to put code into a user .css style sheet under MSIE 6 which will change the color of an element, based on its current color? What I want to do is, when the user on this machine hovers over a text hyperlink, change its color to dark green unless the link is originally white or yellow, in which case it should change to yellow. I was able to find that CSS does not have an inequality operator (no such thing as :link:hover[color<>"white"] , for example) nor apparently any form of branching or if-then-else. I was hoping that perhaps a script making use of the "expression()" construct could work, but then I discovered that it's also seemingly not possible to add a class to an element (this can be done in HTML, but apparently not in a user .css stylesheet). I was thinking that if I could add an identifying class to the white or yellow links, then change any hovered link to dark green, then change the hovered link to yellow only if it is of the class previously identified as white or yellow, that that would work.
  7. KernelEx 4.5.2

    Many forums limit the types of files that users can post. If you wish to attach one of the other types, you need to rename it with a different extension or enclose it in a .zip archive or something similar, so the file you post ends up with a permitted extension.
  8. KernelEx 4.5.2

    Thank you very much! Great job as usual; this fixed one of the problems I was having.
  9. KernelEx 4.5.2

    If that reply was for me, thank you, but I have tried all KEX compatibility modes with both programs that I reported without any differences in behavior. I should have mentioned that in my previous post. For the list of programs that KEX actively supports or has been found to work with (if there is one; where is it?) you can add the following CD games and demo if not already included: Family Feud, 2008 release by 2K Play/Take-Two Interactive/Global Star/Atomic Planet/Fremantle Media -- works perfectly except for "online play" mode. Not sure if this is a KEX limitation, or the publisher has stopped maintaining their server. Deal or No Deal, 2008 release by 2K Play/Take-Two Interactive/Bink Video/Cat Daddy Games/Endemol International -- works perfectly, except for "online play" as above. Note that both of the above games (which were low-value prizes in a fast food giveaway game) are essentially minor updates adding an online option to the 2006 versions, so the 2006 versions should also work. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 2003 PCCD Game Demo by EA Games/Kellogg's/AOL/New Line Cinema -- works but too slow and jerky on my system to be playable, even at minimum detail settings (I guess I won't be buying the full game to play on this system!) All of the above list Windows 2000/XP as the minimum OS requirement. I did not try Family Feud or Deal or No Deal before installing KEX. The LOTR demo would not install before I installed KEX.
  10. KernelEx 4.5.2

    Hello, new KernelEx user here. Please forgive me any transgressions. I installed KEX for the specific purpose of running one application that would not otherwise work under Win98SE. It works now, but has a serious UI display issue. Then I remembered another program that I could not get to work at all some months previously, installed it, and now it runs but can not fully access any drives (leaving it still useless). ========== Details for Harmony Programming Tool: Download Harmony Programming Tool software and (if needed) FT232R USB>Serial Port Driver: http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/156500-latest-harmony-cart-software/ Homepage: http://harmony.atariage.com/ Note: You do not need an actual Harmony Cartridge to see the error, which appears regardless of whether the cartridge is connected to the system. 1. Operating system version: Windows 98SE, 4.10.2222 A. I have some Windows ME upgrades installed. OS is set to display fonts at 150% of original size under Display Properties > Settings tab > Advanced button > General tab. 2. KernelEx version: 4.5 RC4 (core 4.5.14). I have also tried 4.0 Final 2 (from KernelEx-4.0-Final2.exe) with the same results. 3a. Vendor: AtariAge/Fred X. Quimby/Stephen Anthony 3b. Program Name: HarmonyCart.exe, Harmony Programming Tool 3c. Program Version: 1.1 4. Problem Description: Tabs and buttons show no text labels. Program otherwise functions properly, and by stepping through the manual instructions and reading the popup tooltips can be used in the "Bios Update" tab mode. Manual lacks details for the "Development" tab mode and tooltips are insufficient to easily decipher what to do. 5. Exact steps required to reproduce the problem: Simply launch the HarmonyCart.exe application. 6a. Did the program work prior to installing KernelEx?: No, program would not run. See screenshot below of two error dialogs that pop up simultaneously. 6b. Does disabling KernelEx in compatibility tab fix the problem?: No, disabling KernelEx compatibilty returns program behaviour to same as before KernelEx was installed. Screenshot from the .pdf manual showing what the HPT should look like under another OS: Screenshot from my system, with KernelEx: Screenshot from my system, without Kernelex (I moved the window with the focus down to show both, originally it was directly on top of the larger one): Both of the second and third screenshots above represent what appears regardless of whether the Harmony Cartridge is connected, with the exception that the status bar message in the second screenshot will be similar to the message shown in the manual if the cartridge is present, and the red dot in the lower right corner will be green instead. I have also tried setting the fonts to display at the normal "Small Fonts" setting instead of 150%, with no change to the behavior. ========== Details for DriveSort: Homepage: http://www.anerty.net/software/file/DriveSort/ (user instructions are on the page, download link is at bottom of page) 1. Operating system version: Windows 98SE, 4.10.2222 A. I have some Windows ME upgrades installed. 2. KernelEx version: 4.5 RC4 (core 4.5.14). I have also tried 4.0 Final 2 (from KernelEx-4.0-Final2.exe) with the same results. 3a. Vendor: Anerty 3b. Program Name: DriveSort.exe, DriveSort 3c. Program Version: 1.223 4. Problem Description: Program is unable to fully read any drive installed in or attached to the computer. 5. Exact steps required to reproduce the problem: Start the application. Click the far left drive icon in the toolbar, or select Disk then Open from the menu. After the program finishes scanning for drives (which will take a few seconds if the system has a floppy drive), double-click a listed drive; or highlight a drive in the list and click the OK button at bottom of the window. 6a. Did the program work prior to installing KernelEx?: No. 6b. Does disabling KernelEx in compatibility tab fix the problem?: No. Screenshot of error dialog resulting when selecting a drive: ========== Thank you Xeno86 and Tihiy for your work and continuing support on this project!