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WatcherSea

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    98 SE SP 2.1

    Hello Gape: I just noticed the update on Major Geeks. http://www.majorgeeks.com/UNOFFICIAL_Windo...Pack_d4131.html I know it will be a Great piece of Service Pack Software; just as you've done before. I'll update soon. Later WatcherSea
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    Sysedit.exe does not open/run?

    Hello MDGx: You know as well as I do that one reason that we do not reinstall is because we can keep the original Windows install up and running. There are a lot of reinstalls performed by people just because a problem could not be solved and a reformat and reinstall seems to be the easiest answer. If people would learn to back up the Windows partition before trying out new software, it word be a much happier world. This applies to every operating system out there and if any wisdom can be shared to everyone who looks after a computer would be " Save before you try any new program, hardware or just making adjustments to an operating system " and of course make regular data backups as well [ Please verify that the backups are complete and are actually usable ] Wisdom button now off. Later WatcherSea
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    "press any key to boot from cd" message

    I am going to assume that you have a computer that will not allow you to boot from the CD? I will also assume that you have looked in the bios and the option to boot the computer from a CD does not exist. The easiest way is to put the Madboot Diskette into the diskette drive that will allow you to boot from the CD. Download link : http://www.madboot.com/ http://www.madboot.com/bootdisk/MAD/MADBOOT.exe Direct Download. OR Ultimate Boot Disk http://www.startdisk.com/Web1/ubd/ubd.htm http://www.madboot.com/bootdisk/MAD/MADBOOT.exe Direct Win 98 download http://members.cox.net/startdisk/UBD/get/MEUBD.exe Direct for Win ME download WatcherSea
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    Sysedit.exe does not open/run?

    eidenk: Just an FYI: My Win 98 partition is over 5 years old!!! I have no idea what all I have installed and removed in all that time: Here is a list of the installation date from SIW (System Info) 1.50 (Build 580): http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4387.html Operating System Windows 98 Second Edition OEM non upgrade version OEM Version Kernel Version: 4.10.2222.2225 Security: 128 bits Updates: W98.SE Windows 98 Second Edition Q273991 Update Windows 98 Second Edition Q259728 Update Windows 98 Second Edition Q256015 Update Windows 98 Q249863 Update Windows 98 Second Edition Q260067 Update Windows 98 Second Edition Q273017 Update Windows 98 Second Win98.SE Windows 98 Q249973 Update Windows 98 Second Edition Q238453 Update Windows 98 VTCP.386 Update Windows 98 Second Edition Q239887 Update W98 Windows 98 Q245729 Update Windows 98 Q314147 Update Windows 98 Q323255 Update Windows 98 Q323172 Update Windows 98 Q329115 Update Windows 98 Q811630 Update W98.TELNET Windows 98 TELNET Update Serial Number: Operating System Windows 98 Second Edition OEM non upgrade version OEM Version Kernel Version: 4.10.2222.2225 Security: 128 bits Updates: W98.SE Windows 98 Second Edition Q273991 Update Windows 98 Second Edition Q259728 Update Windows 98 Second Edition Q256015 Update Windows 98 Q249863 Update Windows 98 Second Edition Q260067 Update Windows 98 Second Edition Q273017 Update Windows 98 Second Win98.SE Windows 98 Q249973 Update Windows 98 Second Edition Q238453 Update Windows 98 VTCP.386 Update Windows 98 Second Edition Q239887 Update W98 Windows 98 Q245729 Update Windows 98 Q314147 Update Windows 98 Q323255 Update Windows 98 Q323172 Update Windows 98 Q329115 Update Windows 98 Q811630 Update W98.TELNET Windows 98 TELNET Update Serial Number: removed Product Key: removed Product Name: Microsoft Windows 98 Owner: removed Organization: removed Plus! Version: IE 5 6.0.2800.1106 User Name: removed ComputerName: removed Language: English (United States) Installation Time: 03/06/2001 15:17:02.000 Running Time: 12 minutes Active Desktop: Installed removed Product Key: removed Product Name: Microsoft Windows 98 Owner: removed Organization: removed Plus! Version: IE 5 6.0.2800.1106 User Name: removed ComputerName: removed Language: English (United States) Installation Time: 03/06/2001 15:17:02.000 Running Time: 12 minutes Active Desktop: Installed I haved " removed " any private info. If it's that important eidenk, I will do a fresh install to satisfy your curiosity? This however will not answer why my list is so large when I run " sysedit.exe " but does it really matter??? Let me know. WatcherSea
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    Sysedit.exe does not open/run?

    I never did a clean install. I am still using the same Win 98 installation with SP2 and Win 982ME. I have no plans at this time to do a fresh install. I could back up and do it. It would be for interest sake rather then anything else since Win 98 is working correctly. Talk soon. WatcherSea.
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    Sysedit.exe does not open/run?

    Don't know guys? I never did start from scratch. I Applied the updates to an existing Win 98 computer. Who knows, could be some install form days gone by. In any case. it now works. Something to keep in the back of our minds if someone else runs across the same mystery. Thanks for the input and help. Talk soon. WatcherSea
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    Sysedit.exe does not open/run?

    I have used this very tool (as well as others such as Taskinfo, PrcView and Current Process to confirm what I was reading with Process Explorer) to post the list of modules loaded by sysedit.exe on my system. What I cannot understand is why our two lists are so broadly different. Maybe one of us does not use the the Process Explorer tool properly... <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Don't know what to tell you. Maybe it's because you are running ME. To get the list all you have to highlight " Sysedit.exe " in the upper pane. The shortcut for the lower pane to show the DLL view is Ctrl + D. Make sure the lower pane is showing. To save the list, Ctrl + A and save the file. Open the saved file to see the list thats in the lower pane. WatcherSea.
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    Sysedit.exe does not open/run?

    It has been updated to nothing as I am using Win ME as I have written. I think that if you replace Kernel32.dll, your system most probably won't work at all anymore. What tool are you using to list the modules loaded by Sysedit.exe ? Your list looks more like what is loaded by Explorer.exe. <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Opps , missed that you were running Win ME. To get the list, download " Process Explorer " from Sysinternals: http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/ProcessExplorer.html Couldn't find that version of Kernel32.dll on the Win ME CD any ways. You'll find Process Explorer very handy. Later WatcherSea
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    Sysedit.exe does not open/run?

    After fresh restart, same amount of dll's opened with Sysedit.exe Just noticed on your list that KERNEL32.DLL has been updated to V 4.90.3000 while mine has a version of 4.10.0000.2225? I guess I will extract this 4.90.3000 from the Win ME CD. This could have been the cause all along. I'll have to try some time but not today, but I will let you know. Later Watcher P.S. Is there a list of all files that are changed out? Wonder if any others got missed? Wonder why this one file got missed?
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    Sysedit.exe does not open/run?

    Well. So much for my theory. I was running IE5.5 SP2 as well and yet it would not start. Interesting that your list is longer then mine. I'll have to try with only sysedit running and see if my list is the same? Thanks for the info. WatcherSea
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    Sysedit.exe does not open/run?

    Hello MDGx: Thank you for your reply. When I updated my Win 98 installation, I did not update IE to V6. You may ask why I did not? The reason is because I have never found IE V6 to work well with Win 98. On the off chance that this could be the cause of this fault, I imaged my Win 98 partition and proceeded to install IE V6. After the install and the latest IE V6 security update [ SP1 ], " Sysedit.exe" started to work? If you look at " Process Explorer " DLL list, you can see that " Sysedit.exe " references DLL that have been updated with 98SE2ME. Here is the list: Process: sysedit.exe Pid: FFFB4023 Name Description Company Name Version ADVAPI32.DLL Win32 ADVAPI32 core component Microsoft Corporation 4.90.0000.3000 cabinet.dll Microsoft® Cabinet File API Microsoft Corporation 5.00.2147.0001 CFGMGR32.DLL Configuration Manager Win32 Interface Microsoft Corporation 4.90.0000.3000 COMCTL32.DLL Common Controls Library Microsoft Corporation 5.81.4916.0400 COMDLG32.DLL Common Dialogs DLL Microsoft Corporation 4.72.3510.2300 CRYPT32.DLL Crypto API32 Microsoft Corporation 5.131.1880.0014 GDI32.DLL Win32 GDI core component Microsoft Corporation 4.90.0000.3000 ICM32.DLL Color Management Module (CMM) Microsoft Corporation 5.00.0000.0000 IMAGEHLP.DLL Windows NT Image Helper Microsoft Corporation 5.00.2178.0001 KERNEL32.DLL Win32 Kernel core component Microsoft Corporation 4.10.0000.2225 LZ32.DLL Win32 LZ32 core component Microsoft Corporation 4.90.0000.3000 MPR.DLL WIN32 Network Interface DLL Microsoft Corporation 4.90.0000.3000 MSASN1.DLL ASN.1 Runtime APIs Microsoft Corporation 5.00.2195.6905 MSCMS.DLL Microsoft Color Matching System DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.00.1977.0001 MSVCRT.DLL Microsoft ® C Runtime Library Microsoft Corporation 6.01.9359.0000 NTDLL.DLL Win32 NTDLL core component Microsoft Corporation 4.90.0000.3000 OLE32.DLL Microsoft OLE for Windows and Windows NT Microsoft Corporation 4.71.3328.0000 RPCRT4.DLL Remote Procedure Call DLL Microsoft Corporation 4.71.3336.0000 SETUPAPI.DLL Windows Setup API Microsoft Corporation 5.00.2195.1526 SHELL32.DLL Windows Shell Common Dll Microsoft Corporation 4.72.3812.0600 SHLWAPI.DLL Shell Light-weight Utility Library Microsoft Corporation 6.00.2800.1106 USER32.DLL Win32 USER32 core component Microsoft Corporation 4.90.0000.3001 VERSION.DLL Win32 VERSION core component Microsoft Corporation 4.90.0000.3000 WINSPOOL.DRV Win32 WINSPOOL core component Microsoft Corporation 4.90.0000.3000 WINTRUST.DLL Microsoft Trust Verification APIs Microsoft Corporation 5.131.1880.0014 wondppet.dll Wonderful Icon's Puppeteer - does some of the dirty work for The Wonderful Icon Eric Heimburg 1.00.0000.0001 Yes, you can see I use Wonderful Icon - Used it for many years, works well url: http://www.thewonderfulicon.com/ This list, of course, can only be generated once the program is running which of course it was not until I updated IE to V6. I would like to thank you for you help. I will keep the above correspondence for future reference. Just a thought: You may want to consider putting a sticky for the control panel, uninstall issue that I happen to come across since this seems to be a reocurring asked question. Thanks again. I will now go play with my new improved Win 98. Talk soon. WatcherSea P.S. May I ask what is your computer background [ education, training ... ]? Just curios to know what inspired you to know so much about Win 98.
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    Sysedit.exe does not open/run?

    An update: Have searched the registry for any entries for restrictions " Sysedit.exe " None found. Extracted " Sysedit.exe " form windows 98SE CD, same result. Alternative sysedit tool works without error. link: http://www.mdgx.com/me1.htm#RESE Side note: Saw a post in regards to control panel, Windows components uninstall not working. Tried and had same problem. Install Registry entries, problem fixed. Link: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=49545 Any troubleshooting technique I may use to find out why " Sysedit.exe " will not open/run? Talk soon WatcherSea
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    how about putting a new task manger?

    Everest has a section for memory usage per application. It's not a Task Manager but it does show the info. http://www.lavalys.com/products/overview.php?pid=1〈=en EDIT: The newest free version does not have this feature. Use the last version of AIDA32 which Everest is based upon. http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/AIDA32/1033800563/1 "Publisher's Description: AIDA32 is a professional system information, diagnostics, and benchmarking program. It extracts details of all components of the PC and can display, print, or save it in various formats like HTML, CSV, or XML. For corporate users, it offers command-line switches, network audit and audit statistics, remote system information, and network management." WatcherSea
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    Sysedit.exe does not open/run?

    Hello MDGx: Your welcome for the kind works which are well deserved!!! I know that sysedit worked before I applied the updates. I'll restore " sysedit.exe " from the Win 98 CD using SFC.exe and see what happens. I have tried the Sysedit.exe replacement which does work and may be the answer if I am unable to get sysedit working. Thanks again. Talk soon. WatcherSea
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    how about putting a new task manger?

    I use " Process Explorer " from Sysinternals: http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/ProcessExplorer.html "Ever wondered which program has a particular file or directory open? Now you can find out. Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded. The Process Explorer display consists of two sub-windows. The top window always shows a list of the currently active processes, including the names of their owning accounts, whereas the information displayed in the bottom window depends on the mode that Process Explorer is in: if it is in handle mode you’ll see the handles that the process selected in the top window has opened; if Process Explorer is in DLL mode you’ll see the DLLs and memory-mapped files that the process has loaded. Process Explorer also has a powerful search capability that will quickly show you which processes have particular handles opened or DLLs loaded. The unique capabilities of Process Explorer make it useful for tracking down DLL-version problems or handle leaks, and provide insight into the way Windows and applications work. Process Explorer works on Windows 9x/Me, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Server 2003, and 64-bit versions of Windows for x64 processors. " WatcherSea
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