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Dave-H

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  1. Are you trying to save from Excel itself, or using the Windows Explorer? Can you see the A: drive in "My Computer" and read the cointents of a disk that's in it?
  2. I'm wondering Sfor, does your problem happen with .htm files as well as .html and .https files? I ask because your registry entries don't show any data for .htm files. I don't have an entry for .https files, but I do for .htm and .html files, and they are both of type "Opera.HTML" The entry for that, which is generated by Opera of course is - REGEDIT4 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Opera.HTML] @="HTML Document" "EditFlags"=dword:00000000 "BrowserFlags"=dword:00000008 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Opera.HTML\ScriptHostEncode] @="{0CF774D0-F077-11D1-B1BC-00C04F86C324}" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Opera.HTML\shell] @="" [
  3. Sorry for the misunderstanding(s) Sfor! If when you click a web link Opera opens but doesn't display the page, it sounds like it's not recognising the "%1" bit of the command. I have that happen sometimes, but it's usually (I think) because my installation of Opera (9.27 Build 8841) takes a long time to open up when running on Windows 98. It's much faster on Windows 2000 (dual boot). It's almost as if the fact that Opera is taking so long to load is causing the command to be forgotten somehow! How long does it take the Opera GUI to appear when you run it? If it's longer than 5 seconds this c
  4. Ah, OK. My equivalent of those keys look like this - REGEDIT4 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\shell\open] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\shell\open\command] @="\"C:\\Program Files\\Opera\\Opera.exe\"" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\shell\open\ddeexec] @="\"%1\"" "NoActivateHandler"="" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\shell\open\ddeexec\Application] @="Opera" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\shell\open\ddeexec\Topic] @="WWW_OpenURL" REGEDIT4 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\https\shell\open] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\https\shell\open\command] @="\"C:\\Program Files\\Opera\\Opera.exe\"" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\https\shell\open\ddeexec] @="\"%1\""
  5. I agree. If you're actually having problems with drive letter assignments, or are doing a new installation, then using the modified IO.SYS is probably a good idea. Otherwise, you need to be careful and be aware that the drive letters you're used to having can get altered by it and you may need to restore the original version to correct this.
  6. I didn't assign specific letters with fdisk. What I probably did (and this is a very long time ago now so my memory is hazy!) was to only connect the main hard disk to the system, partition it into two partitions, one of which was primary and made active. That became the C: drive and the other partition the D: drive. I then added the other two disks to the system one by one, with single full capacity partitions. They became E: and F: You are probably right that they are in fact logical volumes inside extended partitions. I wasn't aware at the time that I was creating a non-standard configurati
  7. Yeah Ive found that too. I have the same problem I think with the Adobe Reader, as when I open a pdf file I see a message at the top right hand corner that says update adobe reader, when I click on this I get an Adobe update page, when I select Windows 98 and hit go nothing updates. Do you know which version was last working for 98 S.E? I think that Acrobat 6.0.5 is the last version to officially support Windows 98SE, but I believe some people have had success with version 7, but not version 8. There is a very good and useful sticky thread at the top of the forum which lists the last versions
  8. Well, NO. Any hard drive IS partitioned, at least with ONE partition. Of course, I should have said that the drives in question are single partitions on separate physical disks! Booted from a floppy and the drive letters remained the same, with the addition of a RAM drive G: My two DVD drives, normally G: and H: became H: and I: as you would expect. It's so long ago now, but I assigned the drives in DOS using fdisk, and it may well be that to get them the way I wanted them I had to physically disconnect drives so they weren't visible to fdisk. That may have been the way that I got the exte
  9. I certainly only have one primary partition, which is the boot drive C: This was the only drive not relabelled when I replaced the IO.SYS file. D: is indeed a logical volume inside an extended partition, on the same physical disk as the C: drive. The other two drives are not partitioned. All drives are all FAT32 as they have to be for access under Windows 98 of course.
  10. Thanks for that info, I was having the same problems with shockwave, but I installed the version you rolled back to and hey presto it installed and works when visiting the Adobe test page. Glad you got it working! I really do wish that software manufacturers would make it clear what operating systems their products do or don't support. Adobe did not make it clear in this case, and they're not alone in this. All software download pages should make it clear which OSs the thing runs on, and should also give links for the latest version that does run on other OSs. You do get the impression no
  11. Works OK for me. My registry entry is slightly different from that quoted, this may by significant, I don't know. REGEDIT4 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Opera.HTML\shell\open\command] @="C:\\PROGRAM FILES\\OPERA\\OPERA.EXE \"%1\""
  12. Could you please post how your Hard drive is partitioned and how letters were before and after using the patched files? FYI, though unrelated: Letter Assigner: http://www.v72735.f2s.com/LetAssig/ jaclaz My main drive is partitioned into C: (Windows 98SE and System drive) and D: (Windows 2000 drive) I also have a separate archive drive E:, and a removable EIDE drive F: If I remember correctly, C: stayed the same, E: became D:, F: became E: I can't remember what happened to D:! Very worrying at the time, but fortunately putting the original IO.SYS file back fixed it! I was I thought facing the
  13. I just tried this modified IO.SYS file on my Win98SE system, and it completely rearranged my drive letters, fortunately not including drive C:! Beware..............
  14. I've only ever exported and imported single keys, or occasionally blocks of keys relating to a single application. One of the things with a dual boot system is that applications which are installed on both systems don't have their setting changes mirrored on the other OS if they store them in the registry, and this procedure overcomes that. In that respect, INI files stored in the application's own folder do have their advantages! I always look at the keys' contents in Notepad and amend any incompatible paths etc. before I import them into the other OS! I've never had a problem yet (touch wood
  15. I think this may be an insoluble problem if that msi package really does need version 3 of the Windows Installer. I don't think anyone has hacked MSI 3 to work on Windows 98.
  16. To reinforce what Charlotte has quite rightly said, don't even think about doing this! If you want to copy settings for a particular piece of software from one OS to the other just export and import the section for that application. Copying the whole lot across will be a recipe for disaster as there will surely be a huge number of incompatible paths at very least. Remember that this will include all your Windows OS settings! While we're on this subject, I have a dual boot Windows 98SE and Windows 2000 system, and I have often copied registry settings from one to the other by exporting and im
  17. I have read in several places on the web that the boot time of Windows 2000 can be improved by using the ntldr file from Windows XP on a Windows 2000 system. I have tried this, and it doesn't work for me. I assume that this is because my Windows 2000 installation is not standard. My Windows 2000 system files are in D:\WIN-NT not C:\WINNT as would be standard. Is there any way around this? I looked at the XP ntldr file with a hex editor, and did find references to the path of the OS system files. If I could edit this to match my system presumably it might then work, but I don't know how to do t
  18. Great news p7s7x9! So glad that you sorted it out, and glad to be of help. That's what these forums are all about!
  19. If you don't have the driver disks for your sound card and LAN card, you can probably download the drivers from the web (using another computer of course!) You do need to know what make and model they are of course! If they are separate cards and not part of the motherboard, you'll probably find this information printed somewhere on the cards themselves. Are either or both or none of the cards are listed in your Device Manager?
  20. Does your LAN card show up in Device Manager? If not, then it hasn't been detected either, along with your sound card! If you have the driver disks for the sound card and LAN card, just install them manually.
  21. You certainly could restore an earlier version of the system files using scanreg as stated. However, you will lose any other information recently written into the registry if you do that. Try opening system.ini in notepad (or DOS edit if you can't actually start Windows.) Find the entries for the queried files and disable them by putting a semi-colon at the start of the lines that include them. That should make the boot error messages go away, but you will then have to investigate whether your network facilites are working properly, or at all.
  22. Thanks so much ShadeTreeLee for your explanation about the registry entries for file associations. I've wondered before where the "auto_file" entries came from and what their significance is. Now I know! Just to amuse you, I was on the phone to MS Technical Support some years ago, about a Windows 2000 issue in fact, and we got to looking at file associations. I asked him about the "auto_file" entries, and he was adamant that he'd never come across them before, and they couldn't have beeen generated by Windows! I have also discovered that the spurious truncated entries in the "open with" di
  23. I haven't tried that because I don't have KernelEx installed (but I may well try it one day). Unfortunately I've now found anyway that the OS compatibility problem with recent versions of the Shockwave Player is more fundamental than I thought. In fact my installation on Windows 2000 doesn't work properly either I've now found! Although it appeared to install OK, and works on Adobe's test page, if I actually try and use in on any real content, it asks to download additional components, but the installation crashes with the "cannot load DLL library system32/kernel32.dll (GetSystemWow64Directory
  24. I'm having a problem getting this to work too. The posts on the Adobe forum seem to relate mainly to problems with Windows 2000. I have a dual boot machine with Windows 2000 SP4 and Windows 98SE, and have had no problem getting Shockwave 11 to work on Windows 2000. It installed fine and works fine in IE, Opera, and Firefox. I cannot get it to work on Windows 98 though! The standalone full installer seems to work on Windows 98 fine. It seems to install and puts all the necessary files in the right places and writes at least some of the necessary registry keys (I can tell this by comparing with
  25. Soporific, I replied to your two PMs from earlier today, and apart from the fact that I couldn't find any way to attach files to the message, when I looked in my "sent items" box it appears to be an empty message! I don't know WTF is going on with this, did you get the message OK? Cheers, Dave.
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