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  1. MPXPlay is one of very few new programs which are able to use AC97, it has some own code for make this happens as Q2DOS for AC97, Realtek HD.. but its not classic Dos Sound blaster driver which would help you with games. I doubt that someone after 20 years will write SB emulation year for Dos and AC97, Realtek HD, but everything is possible, but it would take lots of time. More chance is actually HW mode, i know at least 1 mad Estonian capable it, he already made own ISA new sound card.. but it will not help you because you have Notebook, notebooks with wrong configurations are dead end. If you notebook would have at leas LPT port, there is chance, to get some Adlib sound through it - https://www.serdashop.com/OPL3LPT maybe of MB would have some LPC chip and using some soldering and some card bay, it would be possible in future, but it would be pseudo notebook experience, Notebook with big box to make it working.. and even that LPT soundcard needs lots of game patching.. memory command - as every command dos will give you help with: "mem /?" to print help, remember command parameters from top of you head is silly Linux admins ways. Thread is some thread about EMS, i dont know all answers. https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=60451 it but you have to fiddle with memory blocks locations.. its auto is not working and if you finally load it, you can continue to fiddle to get even conventional memory, in my files are examples how to change locations.. Its really per machine, there is not universal super parameters, even some people claims it. Without at least some phone photos of you settings and error message, there is not other than general help.. mouse\cdrom\USB - mouse is most simple, you can use good old mouse.com - which is using more memory, more sofisticated is ctmouse.exe both are in my package, ctmouse is default. USB - forget about it best you can get is some Bios USB to PS/2 fallback bios settings, which is on some boards not working correctly, that is why even on new boards make sense to use PS/2.. even for modern OS, for example, when OS is inicialized and need to press key for safe mode and USB keyboard is for seconds dead, because its not inicialized you have problem.. if USB is not working you have problem, PS/2 is always good to have. CDROM - again its in my package, you need to 2 parts.. drivers and some handler or how to name it. Driver -sys detects on your CD-ROM if IDE/Sata etc.. in my files are 3 major drivers, you need select right one. Handler - MSCDEX and SHSUCDX, first one is from MS old one, second one is more modern it supports even virtual CD-Rom images (not without CD audio its not implemented, it maybe would need HW mod). Again you have to read these config files, i added lots of comments into it, at the top of is settings (because of Dos design its starting in Config and its call sections defined in Autoexec based on selected mode and autoexec settings is influenced by setting at top it), to select want you want, there is not silver bullet.. Silver bullet is possible only on game basic, something like GoGs game Dosbox packages, where you dont have to care about it, you just run executable and usually its working fine.. If you want to continue really create here other thread.
  2. I never heard about such thing, maybe it has some SB emulation in Windows 98 drivers, but that would be all.
  3. This not enough, there are important parameters and error messages. Notebook is always bigger problem, VRAM and video bios rom size, are two different things. AC97 with this sound card will native Dos sound never work, there is only very few programs like modern videoplayers and Q2Dos Quake2 port, where these soundcard are working. With this soundcard you have only 1 possibility and that is Dosbox (there is also Win98 port), there never were Dos drivers for AC97 cards. If you want notebook with Dos sound support, you would have to get something older with soundcards with dos drivers..
  4. 512 MB, is still ok, with more you need to patch io.sys to enable Windows 98 safe mode boot. 1) Which parameters are you using and which error you are getting, when EMS tried to activate? EMS need i thing 32 KB free continual block of memory and it could get tricky. EMS is able to max 32MB what is enough for all original Dos games. 2) It really depends on system and its Bios design.. mainly videocard rom is glutton.. network card rom and capture cards can eat conventional memory too. To check what is eating memory and how big and ROMs use Checkit program (Memory map option).. and Navratil System info - Video for Videomemory size.. and next is Mem /d .. and Mem with other parameter which im not know from top of my head. Good is have videocard which is easting only 32 KB, with more its more complicated. I have thread about romsize with some reports, even card manufactor sometimes make difference: https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=61451 3) With such amount of information i cant help you, which mainboard you have and which sound card.. Otherwise make some new thread for you problems.. I asked here for Dos section for years and i even offered big donate for it.. so you have to place is somewhere in offtopic section or so.
  5. There is all info at the start the thread.. but yeah can replace it, but you need at least edit it based on used soundcard.. there are i thing 5,6 predefined options best PCI cards and some for old Creative Sound Blaster. Its compatible with Windows 98, its made for MS Dos 7.1.. its working with Dos 6.22 with same limitations, in some older than 6 i thing menus were not possible without external tools.. You would need to edit MSDOS.SYS too, its just text file with lofty name. Otherwise Phil from PHILSCOMPUTERLAB.COM has something more simple, but less capable.. and less modern computer friendly and without sound and all free utils collection and patches etc, but it could be good start: https://www.philscomputerlab.com/ms-dos-starter-pack.htm I tested my packs also with Virtual machines like -Vmware, Vbox, PcEm, they are working.. only with Qemu you have to do some fiddling, because of Qemu bugs, but Qemu Dos is not great because of other bugs, which i reported long time ago and nobody care.. Qemu Dos has only 1 good thing, which unofficial 3Dfx card, its able to play some Dos 3Dfx games with good speed, there which are using external glide2x.ovl drive.. if is 3Dfx functionality build in Exe its not working here only PCem is solution but its slower you need Beefier CPU and even that not except anything faster than PII 300 MHz, so not something make Q1Dos/Q2Dos with high res and other wild things..
  6. 1) No, its not really needed. You just need to limit it with HimemX or similar. There are even few games which have problem to start with lots of mem. 2) No.. 3) If you need something really complex about Dos gaming and modern HW and settings and multibranched configs i wrote this: https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=61044 there are download links, recommended HW etc..
  7. I had similar problems, it was often somehow fixable, but i dont remember details, maybe link to users folder is somewhere hardcoded.. Paragon P2P adjust sometimes, fixed it sometimes not. There are also other PC to PC migration tools which are worth to try and the from their definition should keep different drive letters in mind.. Laplink Software PCmover Professional Pcmover exp EaseUS Pctrans They are different modes, something only to get some programs settings from existing installation.. and port them to new one - its better than nothing and incomplete.. but there are also full installation migration options.. and here really not matters if target is again same pc or not. I used at least one of them for complete HW exchange and it worked and i dont remember details.. If you have quick storage and disk image, its worth to try, because whole main business feature of these should in this feature, for other tools this is only some side feature at the best. Or some lowlevel hacking.
  8. I at least mastered way how to install even new installation as C, on multiboot system with multiple Win partition, its working even with super old machines (Super socket 7) - Minitool Partition manager 4.2 boot cd.. You only need, use partition hide feature on other partitions before installation and change active disk partition to target one for a moment.. and after installation unhide hidden partitions.. and after that you need add other boot entries too boot.ini on XP partition.. or install XP bootloader on other desired "main" partition. Minitool is also capable to change system partition driver leter for "main" no c partition on the fly, which Windows drive manager refusing to do. Before i used for this Paragon HDD tools, but Minitool seems to be more user friendly and compatible.
  9. Well, not bad, you will still need to patch io.sys for working Safe mode with 512+ RAM. Otherwise you can got up to X58,X79 with working Dos (Win98 one and pure DOS) sounds, because these board are last with DMA sound magic in chipset needed for DOS.. Otherwise there is not limit for Win98 sound only. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ulaptg9pd7pzb9q/2017-08-20 03.40.07-5960X-Win98.jpg?dl=0
  10. Thanks, i know but they are not supported on Hackingtosh side, if nothing changed in last months.. I google about my my file access denied problem, it could sing of some spyware and Malware Bytes should help, i will try it later. I also could buy very small usb bluetooth dongle, but i would like to avoid it.
  11. So solutions suggest, try to install drivers in save mode, but its not solution for me, same error. Access Denied, when some drivers install succeed by SDI tool - i tried all ~40 available drivers, i got code 1,18 or 28 it never worked, as it should..
  12. In specs i saw bluetooth 4.0, i afaik Bluetooth 5 is mainly about power management, so not big deal.. and even Bluetooth 3 would be enough for some remove gaming devices, speakers etc. Otherwise i found some threads with same access denied problem, as i have, but not clear solution, at least not for me, i had same problem with Nvidia drivers, but never saw this problem on other machines. Im local admin, i dont set any special policies, but notebook was used in some corporate environment, so some evil script could be executed as part some installer etc. Im using Avira, but im using it on other computers too and never saw this error, when i stopped it for while, no change. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-hardware/access-denied-when-i-try-to-update-a-driver-in/9cb46cac-6723-450b-82df-b185a00a97eb?auth=1&page=2 https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/ce875c79-1409-4622-bdbc-d5a192ee9c05/access-denied-installing-drivers-as-admin?forum=w7itprosecurity
  13. About FN keys i have found some old Dell Fuction key util from 2013 and its working. Now i exchanged Wifi adapter for Dell DW1560 which is known to be working with MacOS, its Wifi ac + Bluetooth combo. IDs and names: Description: BCM20702A0 USB\VID_0A5C&PID_216F&REV_0112 In Linux is named BCM4352 In Windows 10 it worked out of box, in Linux i had problem, because its Broadcom Linux from some reasons have not Broadcom devices working out of box, in kernel, there is in Mint 20, some Device manager, but it not worker, so i had to same some terminal porn.. it need some kernel dkms modul and kernel headers after broadcom drivers could be successfully installed.. but doesnt matter here. Bluetooth in Linux is working too. I have problem with Windows 7, wifi is working fine - with generic Broacom driver.. but bluetooth dont. I tried, automatic driver searching - nothing, few Dell drivers, few HP drivers, few Lenovo drivers. SDI tool too - 5 of them. Problem with Dell drivers is that they are for whole Laptop, but not for some branded Dell -> Broadcom Wifi adapters and it was used in other models than i have. Device is found, but driver installation is problem, when i try to install driver by hand, i usually getting: Access denied error message, which im not familiar with what it exactly means? Has someone proven Windows 7 driver for this device? Because of gaming and i would like to use Bluetooth too..
  14. After PAE fix, which is already done, see.. https://www.win-raid.com/t4035f45-Windows-XP-Bit-and-Server-Bit-on-Modern-Hardware.html but, there is other problem that are not working drivers, which are not ready for it.. so probably some universal PAE fix cant exist and you need fixing per driver, if you unlucky to enough to have device which are has such drivers (there are lots of them)
  15. I wonder is there some univerzal utility or its neeed driver for make FN keys working? It would be nice just make volume Up/Down and display Brightness up/down working.. other shortcuts im really not need or using.
  16. I was pointed to these drivers / repacks, them shoud work too / untested, let me know if is working: https://puresoftapps-nvidia.blogspot.com/ https://puresoftapps-nvidia.blogspot.com/p/installation.html
  17. I made proper card name working: - a searched through Total Commander all, directory where are *inf files, because 2060 string, wasnt file, which is youtube tutorial using - nvaci.inf i found this string in more classic and i would say main inf file - nv_dispi.inf, i have found that Geforce 2060 has this device id: NVIDIA_DEV.1E89 = "NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060" So i replaced all occurance of line where is 1E89 with my HardwareIDs to make lines like these, by same way as tutorial is doing for other inf file and first lines in block: %NVIDIA_DEV.1E89% = Section001, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1F11&SUBSYS_08EA1028&REV_A1 Save the file and again run extracted Nvidia installer -setup.exe , which is after this mode running as usually. How to again access to extracted installer is in youtube video, you need very advanced hacking tactic - run installer and better you start installation, it will report that card is unsupported and delete files.. just copy extracted files aside and after that close installer. Maybe is simply possible extract Nvidia - exe by 7zip.. i used it to access to original inf files after mod.. because i needed modified other file and replaced previos edit with original file, so multiple items in Clipboard SW is also handy.. https://www.dropbox.com/s/3dbtrgtxc1rculi/Win7-Geforce2060workingProof.png?dl=0
  18. Ok, i think that we won I was dare as usually and this time it worked.. I tried couple of games, all is working as expected, in fullscreen etc. With MSI after burner i can see, that i have 2 video cards, and 1st one is used and that lots of VRAM is used - and Intel HD has max 2 GB or less and i have used much more and my GPU usage is almost 100% and second card with less memory, has minimal usage = Intel HD. Even Quake II modded for Raytracing is working fine, which i was unsure if even available on Windows 7 its only running on RTX Nvidia HW, for sure. Only minor problem was with Unreal Tournament III steam version, 13 years old game, when i runs in fullscreen, it has some strange red lines everywhere on screen, but i had same problem with it with Intel HD.. so it probably not related to Nvidia, in Window it run fine.. and even i turn on vsynch in videomenu it runs now fine even in full screen. I quess that this game, probably has some issue with my 144 Hz screen, which is because of Dell probably not G-Synch, what is shame.. but had to make some compromised when i selected this HW.. so 144 Hz screen is still better than 60, but worse than 144 Hz + G-synch, if im not wrong G-synch.. in comparision with Freesynch is supported even on Windows 7. No i will only fix proper GPU name in device manager.. and if i will in good to mess with Geforce experience - Shadowplay is nice, but its not only one GPU accelerated video recording software and driver update will not work anyway and im not big user its automated game videosettings adviser.. or Nvidia shield streaming or VR. I have high hope in Nvidia drivers that with set desktop Nvidia 2060, it not try desktop clock and fry my card, because my card is running much faster than would be running Geforce 840M, but i does that for this was invented Dells next business day repair Some proof and funny gpu names: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qt1xgfrwvpjhxr2/Geforce840M-akaGeforce2060.png?dl=0
  19. Ok nvidia panel and its working.. Geforce experience is crashing during start.. but i saw it even not fully working desktop machines, its just bad SW and sometimes needs some fixes. Nvidia panel is showing right Geforce 2060 as installed graphics card..
  20. I used youtube video inf hack above and i now is driver install working no more bitching about not compatible OS or adapter.. It tried to uninstall wufuk, ale it doesnt matters. After restart, i see that Nvidia video card has driver and its working, at least on ! mark.. Because video, is simply pointing to edit 1 line in inf file, which is probably for Geforce 840M.. i see my card named as Geforce 840M. When i run Unigine Heaven, i see in GPU info correct information - Geforce 2060 and im getting lots of FPS, it seems that Nvidia card is really running, its running in Window. When i run dxdiag, i see only Intel - i really dunno how Optimus should behate, if i there should be 2 cards.. Because card switching could be problem.. It need some testing and editation, right line in inf for right name.. BTW i wonder are these names cutomizable? I always wanted to use my custom names for devices in device manager? Lets say than Geforce 2060 hacked laptop RuThaNs GPU would be nice.. Im will continue to test, guess that MSI After burner etc, will report right used card.. i some games have card info, fps boot should be big boots. I also wonder about Nvidia panel - if it will work, there you can select card used for application.. I will inform you about problem. I used just last Win 7 64 bit driver for desktop 2060 from web.. for now its promising.
  21. Hmm, i think that you can use unsigned drivers without testing mode, you just need to enable it in OS, is just always select continue when i get warning that driver is unsigned . maybe bcdedit +testsinging is doing same thing, i dunno. Hmm, mobile cpu without HD, i had to check that Intel made something like that.. I need testing, have Intel HD beside Nvidia GPU, could be advantage, or disadvantage. If have somewhere driver, which somehow worked, it would be nice to share it and steps to mod it. After modification, did you used installer or you installed driver through inf file?
  22. 1F1 -Its same id as mine. Do you have some online threads with info about you tries and progress to check? Booted is test mode.. I never heards about it, do you mean Safe mode? Its known that i safe mode is not good for games, i dont even know that 3D acceleration is enabled here, its big progress from XP or Vista.. My laptop is booting fine in normal mode, i can play all games with Intel HD 630, but its slow.. i paid lots of money for Geforce, so i want to use it.. Had you installed Intel HD 630 driver too? Or you had just Standard VGA driver for it? Because whole Optimus stuff this could be problem.. and even with working desktop driver, it could be problem, but maybe just disable Intel HD fix this issues, if im not wrong even desktop driver package has some Optimus files inside too. For now all devices except these are working: - Geforce i have not working NVIDIA USB type-c controller - its probably mainly for VR stuff and some phone connection, but Canonkong made some driver for it, i only have problem to find it.. - Fingerprint reader integrated in power button - USB\VID_27C6&PID_530C&REV_0100 this ID, has no vendor if etc, so its hard to find any info or driver for it. Hwinfo is saying this: Goodix fingerprint - There is some other unknow Nvidia device - PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1ADB&SUBSYS_00001028&REV_A1 - what is other part of Nvidia USB stuff.
  23. Well, when you can give us info, how to reach your state, someone can make other steps. Are games working at least in windows mode, but about new games and bordless window? Does it matter if it is OpenGL32,Vulkan or DirectX? Wasnt problem elsewhere was all these apps stable with Intel HD?

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