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  1. Last Versions of Software for Windows 95

    Thank you for the help! If you have found anymore software that was the last to support Windows 95, let me know. I already have Windows 95B installed on my 32 GB SanDisk CF drive and I can't believe that it still works when I run it on VMware Player.
  2. Last Versions of Software for Windows 95

    Thanks for the heads up!
  3. Last Versions of Software for Windows 95

    Winamp 2.95 was the last version that only supported the classic themes. I'll be digging up more software to see which version of a product was the last to support Windows 95 soon.
  4. Weird internet problem in Windows 95

    As of right now, Google.com (not google.co.uk) works on Internet Explorer 5.5, but not on Internet Explorer 6. Bing crashes IE5.5 and unless you use a different browser, you won't be able to use the search engine. You can still do a basic search for websites under Google, but most of the websites under that browser will not work correctly, if not at all. Here's a screenshot: I recommend that you use a working browser if you're running Windows 95 such as the latest version of Retrozilla.
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    Thank goodness!
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    Indeed, it is strange...
  7. The current goal of $183 is almost reached. Just need $8 to meet the goal to keep MSFN online through at least 2018. :)

  8. Disable your adblocking for MSFN

    I'm pretty sure that even if no adblocking software installed bild.de would show up that I have a "adblocker activated" when there is no adblocking software installed.
  9. [SOLVED (AS IS)] Windows 95 issues with GRUB4DOS

    I don't have the Virtual Machine Additions installed on the Windows 95 VM at all. Now looking at the setup for Windows 95 on the third hard disk, here's where I finally figured something out: hide (hd0,0) hide (hd0,4) hide (hd0,5) hide (hd0,6) hide (hd1,0) hide (hd1,4) hide (hd1,5) hide (hd1,6) unhide (hd2,0) unhide (hd2,4) unhide (hd2,5) unhide (hd2,6) map (hd0) (hd2) map (hd2) (hd0) find --set-root /IO.SYS map --floppies-1 map --hook root (hd0,0) chainloader +1 The result is that prior to booting Windows 95, hard disks hd0 and hd1 go hidden, hd2 are unhidden. But here's the correct caviat, After mapping hd2 as hd0, I have to hook INT13 (map --hook) and after that, I set the root as hd0,0. However, the ghost partitions M: through P: still showed up and drives C: though F: are still using compatibility mode. Now checking the IOS.LOG file in the \WINDOWS directory, I found that the MBRINT13.SYS is causing unit numbers 02, 03, 04 and 05 to go through real mode drivers. I'm baffled on how this can be fixed now.
  10. [SOLVED (AS IS)] Windows 95 issues with GRUB4DOS

    That might be the issue with duplicate drive letters (M, N, O and P) showing up. I think that it could be a bug or design limitation with either the Windows 9x/ME operating systems or GRUB4DOS itself. I'm gonna do a Google search on ghost partitions in Windows 95 for more information.
  11. [SOLVED (AS IS)] Windows 95 issues with GRUB4DOS

    The only way to hide "ghost" partitions from Windows 95 is to Force Compatibility mode disk access. And if I can't afford the Terabyte Plus Package, are there any other tools that will correctly implement Windows only "Ghost" partitions to insure that partitions that are not supported by the BIOS or DOS are correctly handled?
  12. [SOLVED (AS IS)] Windows 95 issues with GRUB4DOS

    Thank you so much for the compliment! I'm glad that things are working out as it is. As for attempting to abuse GRUB4DOS, I must of added the setactive or makeactive parameters which might have triggered the data corruption on the first hard disk where MS-DOS 6.22 resides and I apologise for messing up. Better safe than sorry - always backup incase something goes wrong. The latest GRUB4DOS version that I'm using right now is version 0.4.6a 2017-08-30. The only problem now is that the Windows 95 Device Manager has a yellow exclamation mark next to the floppy and hard disk controllers since I'm only allowing Windows 95 to use real mode disk access.
  13. [SOLVED (AS IS)] Windows 95 issues with GRUB4DOS

    I tried using your suggestion and when attempting to boot Windows 95 from the third hard disk threw a blinking cursor. Since Windows 95 is located on the third drive, the root (hd2,0) parameter has to be added before mapping the (hd2) as (hd0) or it won't work at all. Speaking of Windows 95, I solved my problem by loading the COMMAND.COM interpreter first and then load 4DOS permanently to prevent a missing or corrupt COMMAND.COM interpreter in the CONFIG.SYS file: SHELL=C:\COMMAND.COM /C C:\4DOS\4DOS.COM C:\4DOS /P When I'm done with Windows 95, I can go back to MS-DOS on the first hard disk by unhiding (hd0), hiding (hd1) and (hd2) and jump to OS/2 by hiding (hd0), unhiding (hd1) and hiding (hd2).
  14. [SOLVED (AS IS)] Windows 95 issues with GRUB4DOS

    Adding the map --hook parameter actually threw a "Non system disk or disk or disk error" message. Pressing the ENTER booted the OS from the third hard disk image as usual. If I remove the --map hook parameter, Windows 95 without any problems. Look here: What I did was to enter the "System Configuration Utility" (msconfig), click Advanced and select "Force Compatibility mode disk access" which will force Windows 95 to use real mode disk access since it is in a dual boot environment with MS-DOS and OS/2. The result is that drive letters M, N, O and P are now gone! As far as I know trying to mess around with the GRUB4DOS MENU.LST settings corrupted as much as 209 MB of data on the MS-DOS 6.22 partition and had to reinstall DOS! That's one of the reasons why I had to back up data incase something goes wrong.
  15. [SOLVED (AS IS)] Windows 95 issues with GRUB4DOS

    Also, when trying to start Windows 95 from the third hard drive using GRUB4DOS, this is the output of what I received when loading the CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files: For some obvious reason, when loading the OS from the second or third hard drive, MS-DOS things that COMMAND.COM is either missing or corrupt. Here is the current output of my CONFIG.SYS file: ; This device driver is used to install the Virtual PC 2007 Virtual Machine ; guest additions under Microsoft MS-DOS. DEVICE=C:\VMADD\VMADD386.SYS ; Set the common system settings. FILES=50 BUFFERS=10,0 ; Set FCBS vule to 1,0. FCBS=1,0 ; Set STACKS value to 9,256. STACKS=9,256 ; Set the LASTDRIVE variable to Z. LASTDRIVE=Z ; Turn off the BREAK command. BREAK=OFF ; Set Windows 95 to load high and use upper memory blocks automatically. DOS=HIGH,UMB,AUTO ; Load the HIMEM device drive, don't test system memory and ; display verbose information. DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\HIMEM.SYS /TESTMEM:OFF ; Load the EMM386 memory manager driver. DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\EMM386.EXE NOEMS I=B100-B7FF I=CC00-CFFF I=E600-EFFF FRAME=D000 ; Load the CD-ROM driver in high memory. DEVICEHIGH=C:\VMADD\CDROM.SYS /D:VPC ; Load the POWER device driver to conserve power. DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\POWER.EXE ADV:MAX ; Set the size of the environmental space for the 4DOS Command interpreter ; (4DOS.COM) to 2 KB into high memory. SHELL=C:\4DOS\4DOS.COM C:\4DOS /P And here is the current output for the AUTOEXEC.BAT file :: Turn off ECHO command. @ECHO OFF :: Set the path serach for all common directories. PATH C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND :: Display the current path at the command prompt. PROMPT [$P$G] :: Set the DOS Virtual Machines Additions path to installed. SET DOSVMADD13=INSTALLED :: Set the Sound Blaster environment. SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 H5 P330 T5 SET MIDI=SYNTH:1 MAP:E :: Set temporary directory and timezone. SET TEMP=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP SET TZ=PST08PDT :: Set the Java path directories for Apple Quicktime. SET CLASSPATH="C:\Java\QTJava.zip" SET QTJAVA="C:\Java\QTJava.zip" :: Set the following PATH variable for the directories below. SET PATH=%PATH%;C:\4DOS SET PATH=%PATH%;C:\NORTON SET PATH=%PATH%;C:\VMADD SET PATH=%PATH%;C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\CWSDPMI :: Load the MSCDEX CD-ROM drive and set drive letter to X. LH MSCDEX /D:VPC /L:X :: Load the mouse driver in high memory. LH MOUSE :: Load the folder sharing (FSHARE) utility. FSHARE :: Load the 4DOS KSTACK driver in high memory. LH KSTACK :: Install the 4CLOCK TSR. 4CLOCK For some obvious reason MS-DOS fails to load the COMMAND.COM file when trying to load drivers from the AUTOEXEC.BAT file, but other than that, Windows 95 loads normally.