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  1. In addition to reinstalling Windows 98 SE with the /p i switch (there must be space between p and i), set the SATA mode to AHCI in BIOS. Then, after the installation is finished, install the AHCI driver from here using Device Manager (Update Driver): https://archive.org/details/ahci_win9x The device you'll be installing the driver for will be one of the "PCI Card" devices with yellow question mark. Just try each one (there might be many of these), until it is detected by the driver as an AHCI Controller. After the driver is installed and system has rebooted, hopefully you'll have f
  2. This driver pack is out-dated, use this one by the late rloew (Rest in Peace) : https://rloewelectronics.com/free.htm
  3. While the content is...questionable at best, it is a good showcase how a "legacy" website can look quite good while being compatible with old browsers: https://razorback95.com/
  4. For an alternative to Winamp I'm recommending again XMPlay from: https://www.un4seen.com/ Plenty of plugins for all sorts of music files, and still in development, doesn't require KernelEx.
  5. That source might have been me Although it is probably incorrect, as I got VBEMP working with its .VXD file totally removed, leaving just the .DRV file. So it must have at the very least a .DRV file, not necessarily a .VXD file. I think the .DRV file is what is displayed in details in the Device Manager for a GPU.
  6. Try installing the graphic drivers and see if it still happens.
  7. MDGX's unofficial updates use NIRCMD to kill some processes, maybe that's the problem. Try with this update, does it happen also?: http://www.mdgx.com/files/VBVM60.EXE Does this happen even if GPU drivers are not installed? (using default VGA drivers)
  8. HIMEMEX sounds interesting, will have to try it out (as well as XMGR.SYS) if it can fix the startup hang problem on my motherboard.
  9. Time-bomb? What? How can I experience something like this? I've read the rloew's post about it but it only deals with ramdisks and EMM386, I don't use both on 98SE. I've been using HIMEMX.EXE without any problems for many years, it is necessary in my case, as normal himem.sys makes 98SE not bootable on my ASRock H110M-DVS R3.0 motherboard. Without HIMEMX, it just hangs on the startup screen, regardless if I use the RAM patch with the /M option or not. I haven't tested XMGR.SYS yet, would it be better?
  10. As dencorso said, right after installing 95/98SE, just run PATCHMEM.EXE /M and forget about anything else. Don't bother with SPLIT8MB, Min/Max FileCache, or MaxPhysPage. For many years been running 98SE without ever tweaking FileCache settings, even before the RAM patch became available to public.
  11. Huh? You don't have to change ACPI settings in BIOS to make setup /p i work correctly. It will simply not use ACPI at all. I don't have options to turn off ACPI on my ASRock H110M-DVS R3.0 motherboard BIOS yet Windows 98 SE installs just fine
  12. Check this site, it might help: http://starman.vertcomp.com/asm/mbr/bootini.htm
  13. It's not modified, all the files are original with their original modified date, the custom readme is something that I've wrote Also, there are many copies of the driver on the internet, but all of them are branded in the INF file (D-Link etc.), rather than the generic Atheros name. Before the FTP went down, it was the only copy that was not branded (although that's a very minor nitpick ), good thing it's now preserved. Also yes, the INF file does indeed copy the SYS file to the wrong folder, blame Atheros, not me Just move it to the System folder and everything
  14. I use this driver on my ThinkPad T42p with an aftermarket miniPCI Atheros WiFi card, they are the latest ever made Atheros WiFi drivers for 98SE (, they support WPA2 fully and are working fine for me with Odyssey Client 4.56: http://shell.stare.pro/~mrmateczko/Atheros_Wi-Fi_Win98SE_Latest.zip
  15. Which driver do you use? What is the hardware ID of the GPU? Try these drivers (modify/remove subsys in INF if it collides with your hardware ID): http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/vftp1gme.exe
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