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  1. This forum now causes Opera 9.25 to crash instantly With Opera 11.64 I could not click the "I agree" button to sign in I guess this is where we part ways. Sayonara.
  2. Did you install chipset support inf as well? http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds003827One other thing I would suggest is to search for the driver called WDM_R222.EXE and try that, I think it works with i945 chipset on Win2k.
  3. OK, did some more research. I added these settings to the registry on both Win2K machines (needs a reboot to take effect) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters EnablePMTUDiscovery (DWORD) = 1 GlobalMaxTcpWindowSize (DWORD) = 128480 (decimal) Tcp1323Opts (DWORD) = 1 TcpWindowSize (DWORD) = 128480 (decimal) This doubled my throughput!
  4. I recently got cable broadband hooked up (15Mbit/s). I've found that with a computer connected directly to the modem I achieve the rated speed. Currently I have a mini-ITX Pentium M board with dual Intel PRO100 NICs connected to the modem and LAN with internet connection sharing on Windows 2000. Sadly, in this configuration the other PCs on the LAN don't seem to be getting the full speed when downloading from websites. Are there any tricks to improve this? It should be no problem to pass 15Mbit/s over 100mbit ethernet, but I guess there is some kind of latency issue. I have a router I could use instead, but if I move it to where the modem is then I would need to buy another switch or some long cables to keep everything connected...
  5. I run Win2k on my desktop(s) but not my laptop. The last laptop I had with 2K was a Dell Latitude L400 which crapped out unfortunately. Just got Heroes of Might and Magic 5 from GOG.com, which works in Win2k. (HOMM3, Mount&Blade, and Ys 6 are some other good ones)
  6. I think there were USB capture dongles with Syntek 1160 chip that had drivers for win98???
  7. I saved the linked thread in case the day comes when I want to try and understand the method behind the madness (ie. getting WFWG or 9x to play along with newer NT versions) but in the mean time HFS does the job!
  8. When using multiple versions of Windows, I often find myself in a situation where I have network connectivity but Windows will REFUSE to connect to a file share on another computer. For instance win7 and win98 might talk to a win2k box but not to each other. No matter what I do, I get 'access denied' 'incorrect password' or whatever. Does anyone have an alternate way of transfering files over TCP/IP? Back in the day, I had IPX on a LAN and I used a program called IPXCOPY. You'd simply run it on both computers and you could transfer anything in the current directory. I'd like to have something like this that worked over TCP/IP for these times that SMB fails.
  9. Back in Win3.x (if not earlier) there was the program called PaintBrush. Beginning in a later OS, it was renamed to MS Paint, however there was still a pbrush.exe stub program which launched mspaint. So typing pbrush at the command line would launch mspaint. (Same thing with Write, which was superceded by Wordpad.) I never liked the redesigned UI in the Win7 version of mspaint. It's possible to run the Win2000 version, and so I was generally doing that. But, out of habit I also sometimes type pbrush at the command prompt to open a BMP. This launches the old Win2000 style mspaint. At first I didn't question it, then I finally realized... The Win2000 EXE is not in my path. How on earth does typing pbrush launch the old mspaint? Then I checked the WINDOWS directory and discovered there is a PBRUSH.EXE dated 2003. Apparently Win7 ships with both versions of mspaint. Now comes the weirdest part. If I bring up the Run dialog with windows-key + R, and type pbrush, it launches the new-fangled version! Why is pbrush a different program launched from command line vs. Run dialog??
  10. I'm glad that I've had Windows Update completely disabled since 2013.
  11. I have some 486 motherboards that have a graphical interface with mouse support in the BIOS, within 128KB (remember AMI WinBIOS??) Are BIOS written in Java these days??
  12. I had all three installed on a single FAT32 partition. 98 was installed, followed by 2000. Then NT4 was installed on a separate harddisk (or CF card with FAT16 in this case), and after the install was done I copied the WINNT4 directory to the FAT32 partition, along with the patched file system driver from bearwindows site (this enables NT4 to access FAT32). Then I modified BOOT.INI to add an option for booting NT4. I may have had to add the drive letter in the NT4 registry too but I can't remember (I know I had to add it for NT 3.51)
  13. Well... I don't know anything about Python but I tried to download and install several different versions from your link, always receiving the error message "program too big to fit in memory." I found that extended kernel does have AttachConsole, however slic3r still fails to run with "generated errors and will be closed by windows." I guess for now I will have to generate g-code on a separate PC.
  14. There are enough ways to create STL files (even a text editor!) so that isn't a problem. Sending G-code to the printer uses a USB-serial adaptor so that should also be doable. But can I do the in-between step of "slicing" the model to convert it to G-code on Win2K? Slic3r has a command-line version, but it complained about missing function AttachConsole in kernel32. Does the function exist in extended kernel? I haven't tried it yet with extended kernel. I setup a Printrbot in my basement so the cats don't destroy it. All my basement PCs run Win2K...
  15. I have used the universal driver (not to be confused with UNIVBE) with a GeForce FX 5200 AGP card. There's a good chance that 6xxx and 7xxx cards would work.
  16. WindowsBBS.com loads for me in Opera 9.25/Win2k. I have run into a ban page before when I attempted to browse a forum with Firefox 2/NT3.51. They were also blocking WGET. But the forum loaded in Opera 4. It's all pretty arbitrary and pointless. I told the forum admin that if I were a spambot I would spoof my useragent. He was not interested. Love the errant apostrophe
  17. I don't use Speedstep, as far as I know, Win2k needs a driver for it to work. I made my own utility to manually change CPU speed with speedstep on Pentium M and Core 2. Under DOS I use .COM program: ; utility for manipulating speedstep setting on Intel CPUs under DOS BITS 16 ORG 0x100 push cs pop ds cld mov dx,msg mov ah,9 int 0x21 mov ecx,0x000001A0 ; misc enable rdmsr or eax,0x00010000 wrmsr mov ecx,0x00000198 ; status rdmsr mov [temp1],eax mov [temp3],edx ; check for valid command line arg mov bl,[0x80] cmp bl,0 jz showstatus mov si,0x81 xor dx,dx mov cl,4a103: lodsb cmp al,32 jz a104 cmp al,48 jb showstatus cmp al,57 jb a105 and al,0xDF sub al,7 cmp al,63 ja showstatusa105: ; got a hex digit and al,15 add dl,al dec cl jz a106 sal dx,4 jmp a103a106: ; parsed the whole value, now set registers push dx mov ecx,0x00000199 ; perf control rdmsr pop ax wrmsr jmp exita104: dec bl jnz a103showstatus: ; temp1=current, temp3=max, temp4=startup mov ax,[temp1] mov bx,current call writehex mov ax,[temp3] mov bx,max call writehex mov ax,[temp4] mov bx,startup call writehex mov dx,msg2 mov ah,9 int 0x21exit: mov ax,0x4c00 int 0x21writehex: mov ch,4a102: mov cl,ah sar cl,4 and cl,15 add cl,48 cmp cl,58 jb a100 add cl,7a100: mov [bx],cl dec ch jz a101 inc bx sal ax,4 jmp a102a101: rettemp1: db 0,0temp2: db 0,0temp3: db 0,0temp4: db 0,0msg: db 'speedstep utility',13,10,13,10,'$'msg2: db 'USAGE:',13,10 db 'SPEEDSTP mmvv',13,10 db ' (mm=multiplier, vv=voltage) EXAMPLE: 0607',13,10,13,10 db 'startup: 'startup: db ' ',13,10 db 'current: 'current: db ' ',13,10 db 'max: 'max: db ' ',13,10,'$'Under Windows NT (3.51, 4, 2k, xp, win7 32-bit) I install the driver DirectNT.sys and use a FreeBASIC program like this: #define WIN32_LEAN_AND_MEAN#include once "windows.bi"#include once "directnt.bi"function DrvExec(Drv as HANDLE, OpCode as ulong, Param1 as ulong, Param2 as ulong, Param3 as ulong, Result as any ptr, ResultSize as ulong) as integer dim as TDirectNTInfo I with I .OpCode = OpCode .Par1 = Param1 .Par2 = Param2 .Par3 = Param3 end with dim as ulong ResultLen if (DeviceIoControl(Drv,IOCTL_DIRECTNT_CONTROL,@I,sizeof(TDirectNTInfo),Result,ResultSize,@ResultLen,NULL)) then return TRUE end if print "Error in DirectNT.sys, Code = " & GetLastError() return FALSEend functiondim as zstring ptr DirectNTDrvName = @"\\.\Dev_DirectNT"dim as HANDLE DrvDrv = CreateFile(DirectNTDrvName,GENERIC_READ,FILE_SHARE_READ,NULL,OPEN_EXISTING,0,NULL)if (Drv = INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE) then print "Error: Can't open DirectNT.sys!" print "errorcode = " & GetLastError() beep:sleep:end 1end if ' STUFF THAT DOES STUFFdim as ulong dop,dx,dy,dzdim as uinteger dresult(0 to 1)dim as integer newiddim as single starttimenewid=0if command$="8" then newid=&H880Dif command$="12" then newid=&H060Fif command$="14" then newid=&H0710if command$="16" then newid=&H0812if command$="18" then newid=&H091Cif newid=0 then ? "invalid argument":end' read MISC register, set EIST bit and the write it backdop=20:dx=&H1A0DrvExec(Drv,dop,dx,dy,dz,@dresult(0),8)dop=21:dx=&H1A0dy=(dresult(0) or &H10000)dz=dresult(1)DrvExec(Drv,dop,dx,dy,dz,@dresult(0),8)dop=20:dx=&H198DrvExec(Drv,dop,dx,dy,dz,@dresult(0),8)? "old setting: ";hex$(dresult(0));" ";hex$(dresult(1))? "trying to set: ";hex$(newid)starttime=timerretry:dop=21:dx=&H199dy=(dresult(0) and &HFFFF0000)+newiddz=dresult(1)DrvExec(Drv,dop,dx,dy,dz,@dresult(0),8)dop=20:dx=&H198DrvExec(Drv,dop,dx,dy,dz,@dresult(0),8)if (dresult(0) and &H0000FFFF)=newid then ? "done.":endif timer>starttime+3 then ? "failed!":endgoto retryCloseHandle(Drv)Here is a post about how to set Pentium M http://www.freebasic.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=17226Core 2 has a base voltage of .7125 instead of .700 and each step is .0125 instead of .016 I don't have newer Intel CPUs but information on register settings is probably on the web somewhere.
  18. ah yes. vpc2007 does work after uninstalling windows vpc and the update. once win2k is installed it is not terribly responsive though. it seems that video emulation is rather slow. I tried virtualbox as well. the installation took ages (seemed to be about Pentium 75 speed) and eventually it suffered an unexpected reboot and was not successful. it can boot the installation created in vpc2007 (although the video and networking "hardware" do not match up).
  19. It is "Windows Virtual PC." In other words, the latest one. The host os is Win7 pro 32-bit. The image (which I dumped from a bootable CF card and converted with VHDtool) boots to a Win98 command prompt, from which I could then run the setup program for whatever version of Windows, if not for the fact that it crashes before I can do so. Virtual PC 2007 will not run, an error window pops up saying that it doesn't work under Win7.
  20. I just tried Windows Virtual PC but I can't run any OS setup because it halts from a stack overflow within seconds. KolibriOS boots but is very laggy.
  21. OK I think I will give it a go, just have to do a little research to figure out which VM software to choose. I have NT3.51 booting from a 20GB FAT32 partition using modified drivers from here http://bearwindows.boot-land.net/winnt351.htm Disk access is fairly slow though (3.5MB/s instead of the proper 18MB/s or whatever). Beware, I did try the UniATA driver also but it badly trashed my drive. Twice. (not inclined to try a third time)
  22. I have not done this. I would like to know how practical it is. How would performance compare to a native install, how much memory overhead, what impact on battery life, etc. Thanks for any info
  23. Is L3CODECA.ACM installed among the audio codecs? I have had to manually add it before, either on 98 or 2K (or both) I forget.
  24. I had installed unofficial sp5.1, update rollup2, and UUrollup v10d. Then I discovered recent versions of MAME are unusable, as they will not respond to keyboard input. Old versions .99 and .106 worked as usual. But .120, .142, and shmupmame 2.2 did not work. Uninstalling UURollup fixed the problem.
  25. I've run into problems like this on a regular basis in various Windows versions. It seems like it can handle having both a LAN and a WAN connection, but there is no rhyme or reason as to which is which. I've gotten it to work before, but it's always a crapshoot. I can't imagine getting two separate internet connections to work at the same time.

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