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  1. I've searched the web and found the fix for NONE of the thumbnails displaying for one or more image file types, but that's not my problem. All file types that 2000 can display thumbnails for in Explorer do, but in _some_ folders the thumbnails will display for the first 20 or 30 or 53 or however many images, then none will display for the rest of them in the folder, no matter what sort option I choose before switching to thumbnail view. Nifty how I can sort by modified then switch to thumbnails and have the newest files at top or bottom, then go back to details, sort by name then back to thumbnails and there they are by name. I have some folders with hundreds of images where thumbnails will display for them all, and some with only 100 or so that only the first (variable number) will display. It's NOT a corrupted file problem, every image will open fine in Photoshop 7.0.1 or MS Photo Editor or Paint. (The few types Paint supports.) Does Windows 2000 have somewhere a maximum total of allowed thumbnails that needs to be increased? Possibly related to this is I have it set to cache thumbnails, but it never has. Every time I launch Explorer and open a folder set to Thumbnails, it has to regenerate them all. It'll hang onto them until I exit Explorer. (Indexing for searching the drives has also always behaved like that, only hanging onto the index until I quit the current Exploer session, but that's most likely unrelated to the thumbnail problem.)
  2. I have a PC running 2000 Pro SP4 with all current updates, connected through a D-Link DSS-5+ 10/100 switch to a Toshiba Tecra 8000 laptop with a 3-Com combo 56k 10/100 CardBus card. The laptop is running 98SE, all current updates. I can browse the PC's shared drives from the laptop just like they're connected locally, but browsing the laptop's one drive from the desktop is S L O O O O O O W W W. It's just these two computers on the network currently. The laptop is set to NOT sleep, hibernate or otherwise do any powersaving while plugged into AC. I have verified that the network connection is running 100 megabit, full duplex on both ends. I'm not trying to view image thumbnails on the laptop over the network or any other crazy bandwidth hogging stuff like that. It just takes MINUTES to open folders or show their contents on the laptop. It didn't use to be liek this, but over time it's been getting slower and slower from the PC end, no change from the laptop end. Laptop is a PII 300Mhz with 128meg, PC is a 1.4Ghz Athlon XP with 512meg. Any clues why the one way slowness? Edit: I've tried all the ports on the switch, and different network cables. Same result.
  3. Just a little note on using the iesetup switches to grab IE for one or all supported Windows versions. The iesetup.ini file will not have the lines needed to do a local install. Setup will ignore the local files and go looking "out there", anywhere _except_ any local storage. Here's the fix. [Options] Language=0409 Shell_Integration=0 ConfirmFileList=0 LocalInstall=1 Win95=6.0.2800.1106 Millen=6.0.2800.1106 NTx86=6.0.2800.1106 W2K=6.0.2800.1106 NTalpha=0 [Version] Signature=Active Setup [Downloaded Files] Without these lines ConfirmFileList=0 LocalInstall=1 it'll try a network/internet install. The iesetup.ini on the FTP site posted earlier in this thread is nowhere near complete. Here's the full one produced by an all version IE6 SP1 download (plus the local install edits). [Options] Language=0409 Shell_Integration=0 ConfirmFileList=0 LocalInstall=1 Win95=6.0.2800.1106 Millen=6.0.2800.1106 NTx86=6.0.2800.1106 W2K=6.0.2800.1106 NTalpha=0 [Version] Signature=Active Setup [Downloaded Files] ie6setup.exe=1 iesetup.dir=1 filelist.dat=1 iesetup.ini=1 This folder is safe to delete.txt=1 GSETUP95.CAB=1 GSETUPNT.CAB=1 CRLUPD.CAB=1 IEW2K_1.CAB=1 IEW2K_2.CAB=1 IEW2K_3.CAB=1 IEW2K_4.CAB=1 IEMIL_1.CAB=1 IEMIL_2.CAB=1 IEMIL_3.CAB=1 IEMIL_4.CAB=1 SETUPNT.CAB=1 IEDOM.CAB=1 IENT_S1.CAB=1 IENT_S2.CAB=1 IENT_S3.CAB=1 IENT_S4.CAB=1 IENT_S5.CAB=1 IENT_S6.CAB=1 SETUPW95.CAB=1 IE_S1.CAB=1 IE_S2.CAB=1 IE_S3.CAB=1 IE_S4.CAB=1 IE_S5.CAB=1 IE_S6.CAB=1 IEEXINST.CAB=1 TS95.CAB=1 TSNT.CAB=1 MOBILENT.CAB=1 MOBILE95.CAB=1 BRANDING.CAB=1 ADVAUTH.CAB=1 HHUPD.CAB=1 HELPCONT.CAB=1 ICWCON.CAB=1 ICW.CAB=1 FONTCORE.CAB=1 IEDATA.CAB=1 IE_EXTRA.CAB=1 WAB.CAB=1 MAILNEWS.CAB=1 OEEXCEP.CAB=1 MPLAY2U.CAB=1 MPLAY2A.CAB=1 MPLAYER2.CAB=1 MPCDCS.CAB=1 VGX.CAB=1 AOLSUPP.CAB=1 SWFLASH.CAB=1 SCRIPTEN.CAB=1 SCR56EN.CAB=1 FONTSUP.CAB=1 IELPKAD.CAB=1 README.CAB=1 OAINST.CAB=1 It's still not a FULL download because it will not grab the additions for other languages or Flash. Doing this for IE5 will only download the Flash stuff on a fresh and clean original Windows 95 without the a update. Any other version of Windows, it'll detect that a newer version is already installed and it won't download Flash. Anyone know how to force it to download ALL of the IE components, no matter what language version it's being run on or what IE features are already installed?
  4. What I'd love to see is a single custom installer with the latest or last drivers for all Intel chipsets, for all windows 9x, Me, 2K and XP. Why? Because the newer installers from intel do not have any drivers for older chipsets. They may be omitted even for Windows 2000 in newer releases. All you get is a message saying the chipset is supported by this OS. (Sure it is, by Microsoft's halfarsed drivers.) It's especially annoying with WinMe. I spent a few hours downloading older and older infinst_enu.zip packages from intel, trying to find the last one with Me drivers for the 810 chipset. I went all the way back to the very first one listed as supporting Me and it wouldn't install anything. I finally dug around on my 2000 Pro box and found a really old version that had info saying it was for 95, 98, and 98SE, but Me took it just fine without a bit of complaint! ISTR it was what I downloaded right around when the 810 chipset was first released. What might work better is seperate installers for each Windows version, containing all the latest/last available intel chipset drivers for that version. Then when encountering WinMe on an Intel chipset, just run the MeIntel installer and if there's drivers for that chipset, they'll be installed.
  5. Try this to see how annoying it is. Launch Windows Explorer. Click the + next to a folder with sub-folders to expand it. Click on any subfolder to select it. Click the - by the top folder to close it. The folder will collapse THEN POP BACK OPEN, the folder highlight pops briefly back to the folder that was selected before clicking the -, then jumps to the top folder, displaying its contents in the right pane. Is there a way to stop the $#$%%# thing from popping the folder back open? If _I_ wanted it open, I wouldn't have clicked the - to close it. That's been one of the main things I've hated about 98/98SE from the first time I used it. (I don't recall if 95 did this.) In other words, I want it to work like it does in 2000, the folder collapses and shifts the selection to the top folder where the - was clicked. If it's possible, I'd also like to disable the automatic opening of subfolders when dragging files. _I_ will open the folder tree to the exact place I will be moving or copying, thankyouverymuch. 'Course then MS had to do something "better" with XP's default "Simple Folder View" that assumes the user is such an id*** that he can only handle having one folder open at a time.
  6. Sounds like a job for the denizens of this forum. "The Latest (or last) intel Drivers for All Windows, All Chipsets, Driver Pack" Such would be HIGHLY USEFUL so I could just run one installer no matter what Windows version on any intel chipset and it'd toss in the latest/last drivers for that chipset and that version of windows.
  7. You'll have to figure out which .inf file Windows is using to choose the "best" driver, then either remark out or delete the line(s) for that driver or just delete the whole file. Then Windows will have to accept the correct driver you supply. Just another one of the "Windows knows best." things the 9x/Me series is infamous for.
  8. Good info, thanks. I use driverguide all the time, and have uploaded several drivers there. I'll check the others you posted. What I'd like to know is why Intel has "unsupported" their older chipsets in later relases of their infinst downloads, when they had drivers for those chipsets for 9x, Me and 2K in previous releases. I'd like to see a single infinst download with the last drivers released for all 9x, Me and 2K for all intel's discontinued chipsets. That'd make a PC tech's life sooooo much simpler when he can just run one installer for any intel chipset running a non-XP version of Windows.
  9. The USB files on my PC. There's a winnt\usb2 folder with even older versions of some of these. usbcamd.sys 5.0.2135.1 (for Cameras) usbd.sys 5.0.2195.6658 usbehci.sys 5.0.2195.5652 usbhub.sys 5.0.2195.6689 usbhub20.sys 5.0.2195.6655 usbintel.sys 5.0.2134.1 usbmon.dll 5.0.2195.6684 usbport.sys 5.0.2195.5652 usbprint.sys 5.0.2195.6655 usbscan.sys 5.0.2195.6655 usbstor.sys 5.0.2195.6655 usbui.dll 5.0.2134.1 I'm on dialup so it's gonna take me a while to download your service pack.
  10. Are there any intel 810 chipset drivers for Windows Me, or is that chipset just "supported" by Microsoft's lousy generic drivers? I've just spent a lot of time downloading several old versions of the intel chipset drivers off their "previously released" area, and even the very first one that lists Me in the supported Windows versions claims that it has nothing to install because the os already supports the chipset. 'Course that section doesn't have EVERY version of infinst_enu.exe or infinst_enu.zip because I have a few newer ones not in their list. Sooo, what is needed to be found and safely stashed somewhere is the FINAL version of the intel driver package that actually has drivers in it for the 810/815 chipset for Windows Me. That'd be a good thing for every intel chipset, locate and archive the last versions with drivers for each chipset, for each version of Windows from 95 on. P.S. I dug up what from the release notes is version 2.10.0002, but there's no mention of any version past 98SE, and the last chipset listed is the 810. So I installed it. Windows Me didn't complain a bit. Sooo, that gives an early version, what's the latest version that'll work on Me, "supported" or not?
  11. In my mucking about with USB 2.0 cards, I've managed to get a version of the Microsoft USB drivers and USB Mass Storage drivers onto 2000 Pro SP4 that are not the latest, and they won't update through Windowsupdate site or through Device Manager. Is there a standalone package available anywhere?
  12. In the Maximus Decim USB drivers for 98se thread, someone posted this link. http://www.doubleh.com.tw/dh-page/download.htm The drivers downloadable there are the OrangeWare USB 2.0 drivers, version What's so happy fun ball about them is they're quite a bit newer than what Belkin has on their site for their F5U219 USB 2.0 PCI card. I have a cheap USB 2.0 to IDE cable from geeks.com, which uses the Genesys GL811E chip, which is apparently a bit on the "iffy" side, but actually works* (instead of not working at all) on the Belkin card after installing those newer OrangeWare drivers. *But only in FAT32, can't get it to go at all as an NTFS drive in 2K Pro SP4. So! Has anyone seen any higher version number on OrangeWare USB 2.0 drivers? It doesn't matter what the filenames are, the internal version data always says made by OWC. Also note that the OWC drivers support all brands of USB 2.0 chips, so the ones from the site should work with VIA, Intel, etc in addition to the two shown.
  13. What's the latest version for Microsoft's USB Mass Storage driver in Windows 2000? I know I don't have the absolute latest, but niether Windowsupdate nor using the Windowsupdate option in driver update will give me the latest version. How about a download of the latest version "packaged" and attached here?
  14. XP can still print to "local" AppleTalk network printers just like 2000 can. http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documen...etalk_port.mspx Apparently the protocol was "stripped down" to only support printing. What 3rd party AppleTalk protocols are there for XP, and/or has anyone looked into "transplanting" the full AppleTalk protocol over from 2000 Pro or one of the 2000 Server versions?
  15. The cheap 98SE Update CD Microsoft used to sell would also upgrade Windows 95 to 98SE. That's why MS quit selling it so quickly, they didn't think to put in a version check to make it work only on 98 original.
  16. Why hasn't a thread for this been made sticky yet?
  17. Windows 95/95a has no USB support at all. There's a USB update patch for 95 OSR2.x but it only supports some USB controllers integrated in motherboard chipsets. A few PCI USB cards had 95 drivers available. There is extremely little USB device driver support for 95, so it's nearly useless. (Much like the Mac OS 8.x USB support!) 98 has full support for USB in chipsets and PCI cards, but many companies say their device drivers "require" 98SE. (How about hacking that native USB patch for original 98?)
  18. Any version of Windows will install to any hard drive. You just need the boot files on the drive (on a partition tagged Active) the BIOS is set to boot from.
  19. I go to the sound and multimedia control panel, check the box show volume control on taskbar, click apply then OK. Next reboot the volume control is gone and that box is unchecked. My soundcard is a Soundblaster Live! 5.1 (not Platinum) with the Live! Drive connector but no drive. OS is 2000 Pro.
  20. It's not a problem in 9x. Just rightclick My Computer, click properties and it's the Device Manager tab. No having to go through that _then_ click a button which opens a _different window_. User Interface Hall of Shame http://www.rha.com/ui_hall_of_shame.htm More! http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?UserInterfaceHallOfShame Still more! http://web.archive.org/web/20010420094321/...iarchitect.com/
  21. A client has an HP PSC 1110 printer/scanner. After moving the USB cable connection from one of the root ports on the PC to a hub, Windows quit loading the scanner driver. The printer function works fine. I've uninstalled and reinstalled and used the "cleaner" at HP's site and nothing has smacked Windows 2000 Pro upside the head and told it it's being stupid. The whole thing worked perfectly when first installed. It continued to work perfectly after she installed a Mustek BearPaw USB scanner. It was only after moving the USB cable connection that Windows decided to ignore the scanner half of the HP unit. HP's site says they're "working with Microsoft" on a fix. (And how long is that going to take? Going by the dates on the page, until the 6th of never!) After digging around the HP site, I found a link to a Microsoft "beg us for this hotfix" page about USBSCAN.SYS. MS says that there's an issue with USB "composite devices" that include a scanner. If the scanner is not the _first_ device seen by Windows in such a device, it's highly likely to not work, or work for a while then at some point just quit. That MS page gives a version and file date for the version (or later) of USBSCAN.SYS that corrects the problem, and says it's included with Windows 2000 SP2 or later. (Her PC is at SP4 plus all the later updates.) The USBSCAN.SYS on her PC has a higher version and later date. I've also found (in several hours of searching) that this is a problem with many brands and models of USB printer/scanners. I did find ONE message board with a thread on this problem with HP 1100 series that ended with one poster all happy, saying he'd got it cured after a couple hours on the phone with HP tech support. BUT HE DIDN'T BOTHER TO TELL HOW HE GOT IT TO WORK!!! ISTR that's a violation of Rule 3487 of Tech Support Bulletin Boards. 'When you figure out how to fix it, TELL HOW YOU DID IT!' (If I ran such a board, anyone posting 'I fixed mine!' without telling how and the solution did not come from other folks on the board, would get banned until they sent an 'I'm sorry' e-mail with their fix.)
  22. It doesn't do it during the POST or during Windows' booting, nor does it cause Windows to pause or hang while the floppy is running. It just prevents access to the floppy drive until it decides to quit. Just starts in spinning as soon as Windows is done or almost done booting up. I'll try another floppy drive and see what happens. I've only had this one since I bought it brand new to install in a secondhand Packard Bell 486SX system in the early 90's. I've shifted it to every new or "new" personal PC of mine since. If it's kaputski, I'll pop a lable on it "My very first 1.44M floppy drive". (Sentimental value, y'know? ) It's given me a lot of good service over the years.
  23. That's a good one for MDGx to put on his site. How about in XP?
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