Jump to content
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble

MSFN is made available via donations, subscriptions and advertising revenue. The use of ad-blocking software hurts the site. Please disable ad-blocking software or set an exception for MSFN. Alternatively, register and become a site sponsor/subscriber and ads will be disabled automatically. 


  • Content Count

  • Donations

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by MDGx

  1. MDGx

    Java Runtime on Win98

    Java no Java... http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#JAVA HTH
  2. MDGx

    98SE SP Icons

    No need to mod edit DLL/EXE files in order to change Recycle Bin icons. Recycle Bin icons are found under this registry key (default icons): [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\DefaultIcon] @="SHELL32.DLL,31" "Empty"="SHELL32.DLL,31" "Full"="SHELL32.DLL,32" same as: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\DefaultIcon] Changing those 2 icons can be done easily from: Desktop -> right-click -> Properties -> Desktop tab -> Customize desktop button -> highlight Recycle Bin Empty / Full -> click Change icon button -> browse to desired file/library -> double-click on it (select whatever icon if more than 1) -> click Apply/OK. Those icons can be changed to any valid ICO, BMP file or ICL, DLL, EXE icon library [most common DLL + EXE libraries are found in %windir%\SYSTEM]. Regedit or a dedicated tweaking tool [X-Setup (now freeware) comes to mind] can also achieve this. More info [some of these pages refer to other OSes, but procedure is almost identical]: http://www.real-knowledge.com/changedesk.htm http://www.tweaklibrary.com/Display/Fonts-and-Icons/39/Alter-the-Recycle-Bin-icons/11067/ http://www.malektips.com/vista-recycle-bin-icon-empty-full.html http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001021.htm If any1 wants custom RB icons, here are a few resources [free]: http://icone.goldenweb.it/index_file/l/en/d2/computer/c/recycle_bin_2/default.html http://download.cnet.com/Holiday-Recycle-Bin-Icons/3000-2318_4-10051957.html http://www.awicons.com/stock-icons/vista-artistic-icons/recycle-bin-icon/ http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Icons-Related/Trash-Icons.shtml Enjoy. HTH
  3. MDGx

    Windows forgets the icon arrangement

    Oh man, that tip is so old [10 years in 2 months!], I forgot about it.But I'm glad it still works. ... And you're welcome. Best wishes.
  4. MDGx

    Tihiy's tools

    Tihyi's tools are also here:http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#ARP HTH
  5. MDGx

    Windows forgets the icon arrangement

    More solutions here: http://www.mdgx.com/newtip20.htm#LDI HTH
  6. Aaah... shucks!... I mean guano...Another bug. ;-( I'll see if I can install VPC2007 to test this, and shall post a fix when ready [hopefully soon]. HTH
  7. 98MP10 · UPDATED · 9-18-2010 Please see the top of this topic for most recent 98MP10 update. Enjoy. _________________________________ Updates: 98MP10 English edition: added WMV9AP SMPTE VC-1 Codec: WVC1DMOD.DLL 98MP10 English edition: added Marxo's WMP9/WMP10/WMP11 WMZ skin. HTH
  8. You're probably asking why I posted those commands twice...1. C:\WINDOWS [or your custom path if different] must be typed as actual path name in the Run... box [start menu]. The Run... box does not support environment variables. ;-( 2. You can type environment variables [like %windir%] in a DOS box. DOX boxes/sessions/windows support environment variables. Or even easier... create a DOS batch file with those lines [the ones from the DOS box] to do this every time you install/upgrade WMP/MPC/similar: @echo off %windir%\INF\UNREGMP2.EXE /RegUniv %windir%\INF\UNREGMP2.EXE /UpdateWMP REGSVR32.EXE /S %windir%\SYSTEM\WMV8DS32.AX REGSVR32.EXE /S %windir%\SYSTEM\WMVDS32.AX REGSVR32.EXE /S %windir%\SYSTEM\WMADMOD.DLL REGSVR32.EXE /S %windir%\SYSTEM\WMSDMOD.DLL REGSVR32.EXE /S %windir%\SYSTEM\WMVDMOD.DLL cls exit HTH
  9. UPDATED · 9-18-2010 These updates have a new home. Enjoy _________________________ Updated: New 98MP10 (English): added WMV9AP SMPTE VC-1 Codec + Marxo's WMP skin. New KernelEx RC1. New links for Auto-Patcher 2008 (+ upgrade). [thank you North of Watford!] HTH
  10. I am beginning to build a web page for things that seem to have "fallen off the edge of the internet", and that I have legitimate copies of, so this looks like a prime candidate. The page can be found here: http://inkt.co.cc/5353/ . Hope that helps. Sorry for the ads on FileFactory.comJeff Thanks many, we've been expecting some1 to post these links. ___________________________ @all... I've posted a mirror here: http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#AP98 * Unofficial Windows 98 SE Auto-Patcher v2.60 installs all Microsoft + most Unofficial Updates + Fixes, 98 SE SP2, DirectX 9.0c, MS IE 6.0 SP1, MDAC 2.8 SP1, WMP9, .NET Framework 2.1, 98SE2ME (English, free): http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=80800 - Auto-Patcher December 2007 Full [287 MB]: http://www.mdgx.com/spx/AP2007.EXE - Auto-Patcher December 2008 Upgrade [46 MB]: http://www.mdgx.com/spx/AP2008UP.EXE Auto-Patcher December 2008 Upgrade requires Auto-Patcher December 2007 Full already installed! Also listed here: http://www.mdgx.com/upd98me.php Enjoy.
  11. Edit (correct Intel driver + links): [thank you theshadowrunner for pointing out the confusion ] Hi every1, From what I'm aware the unofficial Intel SATA/AHCI/RAID motherboard-based controller fix for XP is not necessary anymore, because Intel finally enabled that feature natively in their drivers. Note: To install/test the Intel driver, it is recommended to uninstall/delete the unofficial driver (if any) first and then reboot. Unofficial driver fix installs its files into the %windir%\IAHCI [%windir% = usually C:\WINDOWS] folder. Just delete all those files and reboot. Therefore starting with Intel Storage Manager Driver version all one needs to do is: 1. Reboot. 2. Press Del, Esc, F1, F2, F3, F4 or F8 (see your motherboard documentation for specific key) to enter BIOS setup while your computer's initial POST (Power On Self Test) screen is still on -> change both settings below (if any) to match the values inside square brackets: SATA RAID/AHCI Mode [AHCI] SATA Port 0-3 Native Mode [Enabled] Both these settings must be enabled *before* installing the driver in order for Intel setup to properly recognize AHCI/RAID hardware. 3. Reboot back to Windows. 4. Install current Intel Storage Manager Driver from here [11.2 MB, multilanguage]. This driver installs iastore.sys and enables AHCI/RAID modes if enabled hardware is detected at install time. 5. Reboot 1 last time. This should (hopefully) work for every mobo based on Intel 9xx/3x/4x/5x chipset series. Please see Intel ReadMe text for more info. ... And just in case the official Intel driver doesn't work, I'm keeping the unofficial driver fix at my site. If any1 has problems with the mobo, SATA controllers or hard drives while AHCI is enabled, you can disable it easily: go back into BIOS setup and disable/change any of those 2 settings [see #2 above]. Could disable both, wont't hurt anything, but this feature requires both enabled, otherwise cannot work. PS: I was also getting BSODs and STOP errors in XP [especially with AHCI enabled] with my old mobo [Gigabyte P35-DS3L], took me a while to figure out what was wrong, turned out to be a faulty capacitor. ;-( I got a replacement [Gigabyte EP43-UD3L], and never looked back. Everything works 100% with or without AHCI enabled, even if overclocked. ;-) ___________________________________________ XP forums (super)mods... Since this issue has been finally resolved, I propose to close this topic. Thanks for caring. HTH Best wishes, MDGx
  12. MDGx

    What is the "winsock fix" ?

    If any1 cares, there are more similar tools here: http://www.mdgx.com/fw.htm#TCP HTH
  13. You may find some interesting bits +/- files here:http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#VS6 and maybe here: http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#VB6 Archive.org should have kept cached versions of most old MS pages [u need to know the URLs thou]: http://archive.org/ HTH
  14. My bad, I forgot to add a notice here: http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#ME1 PS: If any1 really wants to test this, here is the link. HTH
  15. The MS page says that the update is intended for Windows XP SP3. That implies that it is meant only for MS IE 6.0 SP3 installed by XP SP3 service pack. Because all other older SPs have been phased out, MS doesn't make fixes for those XP editions anymore. And BTW, files included in SP3 fixes are not compatible with MS IE 6.0 SP1 [98/98SE/ME/2000/XP RTM/XP SP1/XP SP1a/2003 RTM] or MS IE 6.0 SP2 [XP SP2]. HTH
  16. MDGx

    Has Opera dropped Win 98?

    The problem is the dot (.) after the URL. This URL is invalid: http://forums.adobe.com/community/webplayers/flash_player.'>http://forums.adobe.com/community/webplayers/flash_player. This URL is valid: http://forums.adobe.com/community/webplayers/flash_player HTH
  17. MDGx

    Importing REG_EXPAND_SZ with REG.EXE

    Have you checked this? Russian: http://paullee.ru/regstry.html Google Translate: http://translate.google.it/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fpaullee.ru%2Fregstry.html&sl=ru&tl=en&hl=&ie=UTF-8 jaclaz Wow, Unicode support in native DOS. That must be a first... Thanks a lot for this great tool, did not know about it. Although, I don't think it helps much with the lack of support for complex/expanded/extended registry hex values, which unfortunately were not implemented in 9x OSes. Some expanded values can be written to the registry in 9x through INF or even REG files [will be seen as hex(7) eventually], but the actual information inside such values won't be read/interpreted properly. For example, values higher than hex(7) won't be "understood" at all. I think this needs a registry API update for 9x OSes [brought up to XP/2003 level, for example], and an updated tool to take advantage of those APIs, similar to reg.exe from 2000/XP/2003, eventually an updated regview.exe. Also, software that reads from/writes to the registry and might take advantage of complex reg values, needs to be made compatible with those reg APIs too. Best wishes, MDGx
  18. Microsoft says here (Spanish): http://support.microsoft.com/kb/551225/es to increase MaxInstance from 10 (default) to whatever the user wants, but they don't say what the max limit actually is. :-( Here (Spanish): http://support.microsoft.com/kb/551199/es English translation: http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fsupport.microsoft.com%2Fkb%2F551199%2Fes&sl=es&tl=en they say MaxInstance default value is 8, and that the user can increase it, but again, no max value. [?] According to this MSKB article (Spanish), this works also for Win95 editions [increase from 8 to whatever]: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/550751/es More (actually less) info at MSDN (English): http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff546329.aspx And finally, here (English): http://support.microsoft.com/kb/217744 MS actually enumerates the max values, but this contradicts with the other statements above. HTH
  19. I've tested those files under 98SE way back [2005], without KernelEx, only for the purpose of adding them to 98SE2ME. At the time they gave me errors, so I removed them. Whenever I manage to install VirtualPC 2007 + 98SE in virtual environment [hopefully soon], I'll test them again, with and without KEX.
  20. MDGx

    Importing REG_EXPAND_SZ with REG.EXE

    From what I know Win9x [95, 98 + ME] OSes do not support complex/expanded registry values, like REG_EXPAND_SZ, REG_LINK, REG_MULTI_SZ, REG_RESOURCE_LIST, REG_FULL_RESOURCE_DESCRIPTOR + REG_RESOURCE_REQUIREMENTS_LIST. Some of these values might be interpreted as binary [hex(3)] in 9x, but not correctly. More info here + here. Such values are properly understood, read from and written to only in WinNTx OSes: NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008 + 7. REG.EXE command line tool from Win98 Resource Kit (RK) may be able to read [even if erroneously] some of these values, but to my knowledge is not able to write or modify such values properly. If one tries, reg values beyond hex(5) will be written improperly or not at all. There are rare cases when the registry can be corrupted by trying to write such complex/expanded values into the registry under 9x OSes. All REG.EXE versions from WinXP, Win2003 [%windir%\system32] + their respective RKs are fully aware of and support all these values 100%. Unfortunately we can't use reg.exe from XP/2003 under Win9x OSes, and I don't think KernelEx can help in this case, unless some1 with registry programming knowledge is willing to rewrite the entire reg.exe tool for use with 9x OSes. HTH
  21. Thanks for your feedback.I'm also in the middle of (re)installing VirtualPC 2007, in order to test 98SE2ME, because I know the Internet Game Zone (options 1, 2, 3 + 6) + MovieMaker (option 3) Start shortcuts .lnk creation process is defective at the moment. The actual files are copied to their destination folders (+ registered if necessary). Everything else should work properly as far as I can tell. I'll post here updates as soon as I find + fix the bug(s). Thanks. Best wishes, MDGx
  22. If any1 cares, I collected all 3 editions of Big HDD tools: http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#TLS * Big Hard Disk Drive (BHDD) 3.1 tools for Windows 95/OSR1/OSR2/98/98 SP1/98 SE: Fixed FORMAT.COM (also installed by FDSKFRMT.EXE), Fixed FDISK.EXE (also installed by FDSKFRMT.EXE), Disk Defragmenter (DEFRAG.EXE 4.90.3000, also installed by SCANFRAG.EXE) + Disk Scanner [sCANDSKW.EXE 4.90.3000 (Windows mode) + SCANDISK.EXE (native DOS mode), also installed by SCANFRAG.EXE] + Improved Hard Disk Driver ESDI_506.PDR 4.10.2230 (Win98 SE only, also installed by ATADRV98.EXE): - BHDD 3.1 [474 KB, English]: http://www.mdgx.com/files/BHDD31.ZIP - BHDD 3.1 [477 KB, French]: http://www.mdgx.com/files/BHDD31FR.ZIP - BHDD 3.0 [373 KB, Czech]: http://www.mdgx.com/files/BHDD30CZ.EXE HTH
  23. MDGx


    From what other MSFN members have tested, looks like this is the newest msvcrt.dll that works with 9x/ME: * Unofficial Windows 95/OSR1/OSR2/98/98 SP1/98 SE/NT4/ME TZ (Time Zone) Environment Variable Errors MSVCRT.DLL 6.1.9848.0 Fix: http://support.microsoft.com/?id=932590 Direct download [240 KB, English]: http://www.mdgx.com/files/Q932590.EXE HTH
  24. MDGx

    98 SE SP 3.32

    I contacted Ricrdsson, whole project nSP 3.0 CS it's now guest on winpack.org. I've added a link to Czech 3.0 B4 here:98 SE SP2 3.0 Beta 4 Test [20.9 MB, Czech]: http://www.mdgx.com/spx/SP30B4CZ.EXE More info (Czech): http://www.winpack.org/ HTH
  25. UPDATED · 7-31-2010 ___________________________________ Updates: Options 1, 2 + 3: removed WinME SHIMGVW.DLL 5.50.4134.100 [%windir%\SYSTEM] from options 1, 2 + 3. Does NOT work with or without WinME SHELL32.DLL 5.50.xxxx.xxxx [%windir%\SYSTEM]. [thank you PROBLEMCHYLD] To fix BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG + TIF file open Registry errors (if any), run: RUNDLL32 ADVPACK.DLL,LaunchINFSection C:\9!M\2G.INF,SF before you uninstall 98SE2ME from C:\9!M . Then you may need to re-associate BMP, GIF, JPG, JPEG, PJPEG, PNG, TIF + TIFF files (again) with your favorite graphics/image/picture editor/viewer: http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#GRA if you changed their associations from Windows defaults (which is MSPAINT + KODAKIMG). See 6-26-2005 update further below for more details! Options 1, 2, 3 + 6: fixed Internet Zone Games (C:\Program Files\GameZone) install bug. [thank you PROBLEMCHYLD] Option 3: fixed Movie Maker (C:\Program Files\MoviMakr) install bug. [thank you PROBLEMCHYLD] Still working to fix the shortcuts (.lnk) creation bug. Will post here when done. ___________________________________ I have not tested recent 98SE2ME changes + updates because I don't have Windows 98 SE installed. Please test at your convenience to make sure everything works properly. Thanks. ___________________________________ HTH