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  1. Win98SE: Firefox SSL broken?

    Hey, thanks for the fix! I've been experiencing the same message on *some* (but not all) fresh installs. But a question: When you say "profile folder", could you specify the exact path? I've found a few different locations, both in the installation folder and the Windows folder that have the name "profile" or "profiles": - Firefox\defaults\profile - C:\Windows\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles - C:\Windows\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles Each of them contain various files. Thanks. - Doug B.
  2. Problem kernelex

    Obvious question (but then, obvious things are sometimes overlooked): Is the file UNICOWS.DLL installed in C:\Windows\System\ folder? - Doug B.
  3. Happy 19'th Birthday Windows 98 SE !

    Yes, happy birthday to my primary o/s -- the operating system that i hate to love! 04-23-99 10:22p :) And appreciation and thanks to everyone here who helps to keep it going.... - Doug B.
  4. Hey, thanks for responding to my post. But the answer is no, it has always involved the same message -- the one i gave in the OP. Interestingly, last year, it also happened at the NASA Astronomy Picture of the day page: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html In that case, it took them 2-3 months to fix it, But i'm glad they did -- it's one of my favorite eye-candy stops!
  5. About a week ago, i began getting this message whenever i would try to get on MSFN: ! The connection was reset The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading. * The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments. * If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network connection. * If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Pale Moon is permitted to access the Web. It has since been fixed, but i'm curious about what causes the message and failure to connect. This has been happening more and more with other web sites i visit, sometimes permanently. Is there a fix on my end (PaleMoon v3.6.32)? Thanks for the info. - Doug B.
  6. Irfanview 4.50 and plugins

    > Quote >> IrfanView and many PlugIns ported to Unicode! >> The INI file will be converted to Unicode if you call the "Properties" dialog > That's why plugins and INI file don't work anymore. Yup, but i have UNICOWS.dll installed (required for KernelEx). While i realize that UNICOWS is a limited fix as far as Win9x unicode is concerned, it does allow some programs to function well enough to be usable. Just not IrfanView anymore. Hey, i tried.... > From version 2 to 4 over the years I have seen very little difference. Agreed, at least as far as general appearance and interface is concerned. Under the hood is a different story -- check the changelog. IV is my default image viewer (fast and capable), so i'd hoped to keep it up-to-date... just in case. Oh well....
  7. Modern Browser Project 2018

    K-Meleon failed to initialize. Please reinstall. K-MELEON caused an invalid page fault in module at 0000:00000000. Registers: EAX=00000000 CS=019f EIP=00000000 EFLGS=00010246 EBX=00471ba8 SS=01a7 ESP=00f6fd74 EBP=00f6fdd8 ECX=00000000 DS=01a7 ESI=00000000 FS=20b7 EDX=00000000 ES=01a7 EDI=00471a90 GS=0000 Bytes at CS:EIP: 00 00 00 00 65 04 70 00 16 00 66 06 65 04 70 00 Stack dump: 00429095 00471a90 00471a90 ffffffff 00471a90 00471a90 00000000 bfa57553 00000000 00000000 00400000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 0045af2c
  8. Irfanview 4.50 and plugins

    > even the 4.50 works with KernelEx without problems. I've found that not to be true, at least on my system. There are display glitches in some of the response boxes on the toolbar, and it doesn't seem to be able to read (or save?) the .INI file -- i can't make any changes in Preferences stick. Can you test if this is also true on your system? I've gone back to v4.44, the last that supported Win9x -- everything works ok on that ver. > I love graphic viewer Irfanview. Me too, so discontinued support for 9x is disappointing. - Doug B.
  9. Help, registry corruption 98SE

    > there are tools like deCHK. DeCHK recognises about 50 file extensions. There is also a freeware/cardware command-line utility, TrID, written and maintained by Marco Pontello. It's a file-identification program that uses a continuingly-updated database of file signatures (over 9,000 at last count!), and the executable has an optional switch that automagically re-names (or adds) file extensions. Here's its web page: http://mark0.net/soft-trid-e.html Here's the program's help screen: TrID File Identifier v2.24, 2016-Apr-04, Marco Pontello Usage: TRID filespec [-ae|-ce][-d:file][-ns][-n:nn][-@][-v][-w] filespec Files to identify/analyze. -ae Add guessed extension to filename. -ce Change filename extension. -d:file Use the specified defs package. -ns Disable unique strings check. -n:nn Number of matches to show (default: 5). -@ Read file list from stdin. -v Verbose mode - display def name, author, etc. -w Wait for a keypress before exiting. TrID is a utility designed to identify file types from their binary signatures. While there are similar utilities with hard-coded rules, TriID has no such rules. Instead, it is extensible and can be trained to recognize new formats in a fast and automatic way. TrID uses a database of definitions which describe recurring patterns for supported file types. You can help creating new definitions! Just run the TrIDScan module against a number of files of a given type. The program will do the rest. - Doug B.
  10. Is ME really that bad?

    > Not all (un)official patches are available for Polish > version of ME currently. I could transplant ME files > myself, but what about newer files than on the CD? Hope i'm not misunderstanding you, but i'm feeling a bit of a need to clarify what 98SE2ME is and is not: It's *not* an incremental/on-going updater -- it's a one-time updater. It takes the ME disc and copies over certain files (over 700 actually!) that are ME equivalents/updates of 98SE files. But some ME files do not work correctly in 98SE -- MDGx has tested for compatibility, and the program only copies the ME files that work ok in 98SE. If you want to further update the files with newer versions, you can of course do that manually. But that's not the purview of 98SE2ME. It only uses files on the original ME disc. So again, if you have a ME disc in your own language (and of course, a 98SE installation in your own language), it would seem to be not-too-difficult a task to translate 98SE2ME, using the translation guide and source code provided on the 98SE2ME site. Not to forget ProblemChyld's gracious offer of help in the previous post. > I do not really like MDGx's writing style about > anything, extremely convoluted! Yeh, i agree that MDGx's writing style can be kind of disconcertingly verbose. :) Still, we miss his contributions around these parts. > Yes, I agree with DougB > 98SE2ME + U98SESP3 are an ultimate combination. And i agree with ProblemChyld! :) However, i additionally use KernelEx and a few other updates not included in U98SESP3. (For example, the "experimental" VC++ 9 runtime files for 9x.) - Doug B.
  11. Is ME really that bad?

    > 98SE2ME would be great, if it supported other languages of 98SE, not just English. If i recall correctly, MDGx provides the 98SE2ME source code as well as a translation guide -- see the page i gave links to in a previous post. Since the 98SE2ME source is just installer code (98SE2ME doesn't provide the actual ME files that are used for updating -- they come from your own ME disk), translating doesn't (potentially) seem like a difficult job. So if you have a ME disc in your language (which i'm assuming you do), you're all set! > Windows ME was the last real Operating System that you didn't RENT. Totally in agreement! The main reason i've never seriously moved beyond Win9x. (Tho i have flirted a tinybit with XP... after removing the reg requirement.) - Doug B.
  12. Is ME really that bad?

    I've found ME to be a mixed bag compared to 98SE. So i second the recommendation for 98SE2ME: http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/ It installs updated ME components of 98SE, but not the godawful ME "improvements" that slowed it down and otherwise made it cumbersome to use. DOS remains fully functional. In addition, i think ME looked better visually; you can add the ME icon/colors theme to 98SE using a U98SESP3 option: http://www.htasoft.com/u98sesp/ I have legit copies of 98SE as well as ME. Over the years, i've tried both (clean installs), but only use 98SE now (mostly on P4/865 systems). After installing 98SE2ME, i notice an immediate improvement in speed, especially in bootup. - Doug B.
  13. WinME bad graphics behavior

    You might want to try one of these tools that clean up after driver uninstalls -- official uninstallers sometimes leave remnants that might potentially foul up installation of newer/older drivers or other-manufacturer's drivers. * Driver Cleaner PE (freeware), last v1.5 b14: http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/driver_cleaner_professional.html * Nasty File Remover (freeware), last v0.7.2: http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/nasty_file_remover.html Be sure to read usage documentation before you run them, and as always, ymmv. - Doug B.
  14. > I can testify, that msfn.org login also doesnt work on older > browsers for Windows 9x even with KernelEx. Hmmm... with Pale Moon v3.6.32 (a Firefox fork), i'm replying right now after having signed in. (Running under "pimped up" 98SE with KernelEx, of course.) But as usual, after each forum update, it does lose some functionality. In particular, after the update last month, i can no longer see the individual headers (thin, colored rectangles with the name of poster and date) for posts. And i can sign in... but not sign out. Maybe i should start a similar thread for Firefox / Pale Moon? - Doug B.
  15. WannaCrypt

    @tErmY: Thanks for the link. Got it!