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About DarkenMoon97

  • Birthday 11/14/1997

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    Windows 7 x64

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  1. I have always used the old "rootsupd" tool from Microsoft to fix all my certificate issues. It's one of the first things that I do when I get an XP machine on the internet. Sadly, Microsoft removed this tool for download, but the Internet Archive has it. https://web.archive.org/web/20160401165036/http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3/static/trustedr/en/rootsupd.exe
  2. It just seems inevitable that Microsoft will make everything a "modern" application. I absolutely hate modern applications with a passion, and wish they would just die (along with the "make everything look flat" phase every company is doing).
  3. Wait, so here is a question. When you say we have to surrender our previous OS installation, does that mean we permanently lose our ability to go back as in the Windows 10 activation cancels out your ability to reactivate your old OS, or does it just mean that you can go back but you'd have to wipe the drive clean and start over again? No, you can go back at anytime and reactivate just fine. I went from Windows 7 x64 to Windows 10 x64 back to Windows 7 x64 and Windows 7 will still activate just fine.
  4. Hello, I know it's been a while since I posted anything about this, and I haven't forgotten about it. I am waiting on getting a capture card so I can record the video output of the computer, so I can create a in-depth tutorial for getting Windows 98SE running on this computer. Until that happens, I am requesting that this thread get locked. I will create a new thread when I get everything I need to do the tutorial, thank you.
  5. I would imagine it would be back sometime tomorrow (or today, depending on where you live), if the traffic counter resets at the start of the month.
  6. It's an issue with them, apparently "The domain was shut down due to a serious breach of the operating conditions webhost Endora.cz. The owner of the domain was informed of this by email." Anyone have a mirror?
  7. Well, success, finally. It seems you need to have the system scan for non-plug and play devices multiple times. Then, it will detect both IDE channels, however, the "Standard Dual PCI IDE Controller" will still be there, and it will not get any IRQ. You also don't want to remove it. While it may be useless on it's own, it will cause the system to blue screen if you try to remove it. I'll post instructions on how to get Win98SE working on a SR1090NX soon. But here is a basic rundown of what you need to do. Install all drivers, scan for non-plug and play hardware after all drivers are installed, and scan for drivers multiple times. It seems that after that the system will detect both IDE channels correctly. Things I did in the BIOS: Enabled 32-bit data transfer on the Hard Disk. Disabled 1394 Disabled Printer Port I also removed the modem PCI card since it wasn't any use to me. It may work, but I am not sure. Everything seems to work, audio, usb ports, ethernet, and the card reader. I'll post more when I know about it, and when I can wipe up some more detailed instructions on how to do this all.
  8. The HDD has been flaky for a while, doesn't really surprise me too much that it died. I doubt it was from the Motherboard though. I have "Plug and Play OS" set to "yes". I didn't have a "NOIDE" registry entry so that didn't do anything. Switches? I am confused. I also updated the BIOS of this computer to v3.11, that is the newest one I could find.
  9. I have the variant with no extender at the end, and yes, the jumper was removed. However, it seems that while messing with 98 on it, it has died. The hard drive is no longer detected by any computer I put it in.
  10. Okay so I finally have 98se installed and I have made an interesting discovery. If I have the IDE controller set to "Primary only", it gets no conflict. However, if I set it to both channels, I will get a resource conflict again. This is also after I have unplugged everything inside and outside of the system that is not needed.
  11. Check the jumper setting on the HDD. If it is the only drive on the cable just remove the jumper, as this can cause a delay during POST and possibly other delays later. There was no jumper on it. I am now using a 40GB Maxtor drive, and it seems to be working much better.
  12. I am currently waiting on this 120GB Western Digital to format. The drive itself seems to be incredibly flaky, it takes the computer a good 30-40 seconds to get past the bios, and the 98 setup sits and waits for the drive as well. Oh well, at least it's not the drive that came with the computer, or the drive I plan to use for important files. Yeah, I'll try doing that after I get this install of 98 done.
  13. I do have a spare 120GB western digital drive, I've got no idea if it still works though. I have seen issues before when trying to run 98SE on a "prefab" (i.e. Compaq, Dell, HP) system that originally came from the manufacturer with XP installed. I have no explanation for the issues, other than maybe the PC manufacturers make small tweaks to the systems that make them unstable under 9x. These issues can manifest themselves even when all of the necessary drivers can be found for the hardware. A couple of examples; a friend of mine had a similar Compaq that I never was able to get 98SE to run stably on, and I once tried to set up 98SE on a Dell Dimension 2400 that had an Intel 865 Chipset motherboard (a chipset fully supported for 98SE and one that works perfectly under most circumstances) that never seemed to run smoothly. The best thing you can do is choose a motherboard that has 9x drivers and build a system from scratch; but I know in some cases this is not possible... Good luck... It does seem that custom building a 98 machine is the way to go (using parts that 100% support 98 that is). I will try turning off stuff I don't use, like the parallel and serial ports. I've got no idea if it'd make a difference, but it's worth a shot.

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