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  1. Thanks... I've managed to find version 1.62 just now and am about to try it out. I'll keep you guys posted Ahhh, this is the information that I need. Do you know where I might be able to get the HSFLOP.PDR file that was used in the SP 2.02 or 2.1a release? Since my primary problem is the long writes to floppy, I'm hoping that just installing the correct floppy driver, without the rest of the SP, will fix the problem without causing the system to crash. I've done some searching for the filename online and found some sites that have HSFLOP.PDR such as: http://209.167.114.38/support/Download/fil...ws_95_files.htm <HSFLOP.ZIP> But this is for a Win95 machine and dated 9-29-95 so I'm not sure if it's the correct/latest version. I'll try to run msinfo32.exe when I get a chance. The information I do have now is: CPU: Intel Mobile Pentium III @ 500MHz NB: Intel 82443BX SB: Intel FW82371EB - PCI-to-ISA/IDE XCELERATOR PIIX4 GPU: Silicon Motion SM731GX160000BC - Display Controller Memory: 512MB - Micron 2x256MB SDRAM @ 100MHz SO-DIMM SuprIO: SMSC FDC37B787QFP BIOS: Custom modified version of General Software's BIOS - The BIOS is a big question mark and I'm still trying to learn more about it. What I do know is that it is a modified version of one or perhaps multiple BIOS versions initially developed by General Software. Is the uninstallation process pretty straightforward? I'm assuming I can just uninstall these patches from "Add/Remove Program Files"? I haven't had a chance to look into this yet, but I'll keep you posted. The version was 2.02 <sesp202en.exe>. As mentioned before, this version fixed the long writes to floppy but causes system crashes during boot-up. I'm thinking pretty much the same, erpdude8. At least I hope that's the case and installing the HSFLOP.PDR driver alone will fix the problem. I just need to know where I can get a hold of the HSFLOP.PDR driver that was bundled into the unofficial SP release and how to install it properly. ********** Anyways, thanks again for all the advice and assistance, they have definitely given a better insight into this issue. I haven't tried all requests you guys have suggested, but I will and will continue to keep you guys posted.
  2. Hi all, Thanks for the replies, much appreciated. I will try to do a more extensive search online and see what I come up with. The reason I'd like access to the earlier builds (of the "unofficial Win98 SP") is because I'm trying to track down a bug thats been occurring on a particular Win98 machine: ********** Without installing the unofficial Win98SE SP, writing files onto a floppy disk drive takes close to 10x longer than they should. So a 1200KB file would take approximately 7-8 minutes to copy onto the floppy drive. Installing the unofficial Win98SE SP somehow fixes this issues - as the same 1200KB file now only takes about 50sec to copy. Unfortunately, installing the SP now causes the system to become quite unstable. During bootup, the system now crashes about 5-10% of the time - giving this "blue screen of death" error message: - "A fatal exception 0E has occurred at 016F:BFF8AB97. The current application will be terminated." ********** So among other avenues of investigation, if I could have access to the previous unofficial SP builds I could try to find out which build fixes the floppy write issue and also which is causing Win98SE to crash (and find if the two issues are related). Anyways, any and all suggestions are welcome regarding where I might be able to acquire the previous builds, why the floppy writes are taking excessively long, or how to prevent the 0E exception crashes during bootup. Thanks.
  3. Does anyone know where I can get a hold of the previous builds? Thanks


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