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  1. I am broadcasting this user guide because the essential information is being slowly lost from internet search providers. Windows 9x is a very functional OS, however, Microsoft rarely included the troubleshooting essential for resetting parts of the file system, which is the way the OS typically gets to work back to normal, even in 2022. I've learned through experience that Virtual PC Emulation is never going to support all DOS and 32-bit games library. A real PC made between 1993 - 2001 must be purchased and taken care of. The Windows Millennium embedded virtual mode DOS window is 100% functional in the exact same performance as in Windows 98... however, the AUTOEXEC.BAT and the CONFIG.SYS files located in the path C:\WINDOWS or in C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\EBD expect accurate command strings in relation to the upgraded MS-DOS Version 8.0 which is a part of Windows ME itself. Additionally, one must be mindful and careful in searching for that one original 16-bit DOS driver made by the Sound Card manufacturer because the name of the string can vary. The file path I mentioned a moment ago is not the DOS BOOT system files. Rather, it is a secondary replica of the DOS BOOT system files which is intended to be read by the embedded virtual mode DOS, which Microsoft designed. For the reason that the AUTOEXEC.BAT and the CONFIG.SYS files were left completely blank by Microsoft, I do not know why. However, with efficient work and knowledge, DOS Gaming is very functional and the CD-ROM, SOUND, MIDI, and Analog Joystick strings must be applied. It also should be noted that the MS-DOS Editor application doesn't even permit editing of the system file path I mentioned. It should be manually edited under Notepad by copying and pasting it to Desktop, and re-naming the file extension to .TXT. 1) Let us start with AUTOEXEC.BAT. A) Because my Sound Card is not an actual SoundBlaster brand, but a SoundBlaster-compatible brand called CrystalAudio, then the SET SOUND string is different. It appears: SET SOUND=C:\WINDOWS\CWCDATA\CWCDOS.EXE /P (CWCDOS.EXE is the original 16-bit DOS driver made by the Sound Card manufacturer.) B) Because my Sound Card is not an actual SoundBlaster brand, but a SoundBlaster-compatible brand called CrystalAudio, then the string particularly has the "I5" and "H5" instead of the usual "I7" and "H7." It appears: SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 H5 P330 E620 T6 (On a SoundBlaster brand only, it appears: SET BLASTER=A220 I7 D1 H7 P330 T6 J200) Note: Apply the "J200" at the end of the string IF ONLY your sound card is SoundBlaster. If it is SoundBlaster-compatible brand otherwise, skip and proceed to the next step. C) Because my Sound Card is not an actual SoundBlaster brand, but a SoundBlaster-compatible brand called CrystalAudio, then the string SET MIDI is PART ONE in order to activate the Analog Joystick under DOS. It appears: SET MIDI=SYNTH:1 MAP:E MODE:0 Note: PART TWO in order to activate the Analog Joystick involves installing Direct X 7.1 through 8.2. Then restart. Then these dual 16-bit and 32-bit drivers will combine functionality. The Joystick is therefore active under Control Panel > Game Controllers. D) The CD-ROM string is a universally recognized one. It appears: LH c:\command\MSCDEX.EXE /D:mscd001 E) The complete code string as a whole is a ton of gibberish code, however, it is VERY IMPORTANT to use this version of code IF YOU'RE USING WINDOWS ME because it is the resigned DOS Version 8.0 code included with it. Note: Open attachment below. 2) Let us continue with CONFIG.SYS. A) The original purpose of CONFIG.SYS was intended to sort the Disk or Diskette boot order. Microsoft expanded on it to specify memory thresholds and character thresholds. Subsequent to Windows 98 and ME, it also includes expanded memory and hardware drivers. The HIMEM.SYS string is crucial. It is used to manage extended memory on DOS. Note: Open attachment below. 3) If you have recently upgraded or installed Windows Millennium, you should adhere to the strict update process. A) Do not download and run the "Unofficial Service Pack 1" auto-script. The person who created that script did not take into account that most updates needs to be individually installed and to restart the computer every time. Your computer will either crash on blue screen or your registry will become obsolete. Instead, go over to this link so that you can download a folder that contains all relevant updates individually > https://archive.org/download/WULOS and select the file "WinUpdates_95-XP32.iso." B) Please be advised that you may not need to install too many updates for too long from that folder, as because Microsoft released an update-related Security Disc in 2004 to various magazines, which includes a lot of final component updates. Go over to this link > https://archive.org/details/securityupdatecd_2004_woutdirectx9 and download the .ISO file. Note: This is the only version of the Security CD that has Direct X 9 removed. Because Direct X 9 removed compatibility with dozens of 32-bit games and also removed the analog joystick driver. C) Do not install Direct X 9 ever. Direct X 7.1 is pre-installed with Windows Me. You may also install Direct X 8.1a and 8.2. Version 8.2 is when you stop. D) You may also browse the very large collection of updates and additional applications located here: https://www.mdgx.com/ietoy.htm 4) Browsing the World Wide Web (mainly Google and MSN) in 2022. A) Download the custom built browser called RetroZilla 2.2 located here: https://github.com/rn10950/RetroZilla/releases/tag/2.2 B) Install Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1 (IE6SP1). Don't listen to what everyone is saying regarding TSL connections being blocked by external websites. That's bs. Google will load on unsecure HTTP via either TSL and/or SSL. Therefore, open Control Panel > Internet Settings > Advanced. Then scroll down to check mark "SSL 2" "SSL 3" and "TSL 1." Install RetroZilla 2.2. Open a new browser tab, then type "about:config," then add these scripts: Script 1: security.ssl3.ecdhe_ecdsa_aes_128_gcm_sha256 Script 2: security.ssl3.ecdhe_rsa_aes_128_gcm_sha256 Again, open a new browser tab, then type "about:config," then search these six scripts and disable them each by toggling it to FALSE. security.ssl3.ecdh_ecdsa_rc4_128_sha security.ssl3.ecdh_rsa_rc4_128_sha security.ssl3.ecdhe_ecdsa_rc4_128_sha security.ssl3.ecdhe_rsa_rc4_128_sha security.ssl3.rsa_rc4_128_md5 security.ssl3.rsa_rc4_128_sha Again, open a new browser tab, then type "about:config," then search for Java and disable the script called "javascript.enabled" by toggling it to FALSE. C) If you set up Networking Devices (Sharing) via the Home Network Setup Wizard, your Internet Connection (IP Address) will be negatively compromised. Don't. There is a new yet little known setting in Windows ME called "IP Routing Enabled" which causes this issue. You can view this unusual setting by opening Start > Run > type "Command" > type "WINIPCFG." IP Configuration Utility will open and you will see that setting check marked in blue. It cannot be resolved simply by de-selecting the check mark because the registry settings were compromised too. Therefore if you have no Internet Connection (IP Address) because of this, then this troubleshooting will fix it and get the connection restored. C-continued) Repairing Winsock2 in Win9x/ME. Open Control Panel > Network. Inside the "Configuration" tab, remove all protocols (the protocol icon is T-shaped) while leaving the Network Adapters (green icon) alone. Close the Network Properties window, AND DO NOT CLICK YES FOR A REBOOT. YOU MUST NOT REBOOT YET. Open Regedit and delete these keys: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\VXD\Dhcp HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\VXD\Dhcpoptions HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\VXD\MSTCP HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\VXD\Winsock2 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock2 Then close Regedit. Open Control Panel > Network again. Click Add, then click Protocol, then click add once more. Then a third box appears. Click Microsoft on the left panel, then click TCP/IP on the right panel. Have your Windows ME CD inserted for the CAB rebuilding process. Click OK and close all boxes. When the request to reboot appears. CLICK YES and REBOOT. And your Internet Connection (IP Address) settings are now restored. 5) Release and Renew the IP Address, Default Gateway, and DNS router data. A) Open Start > Run > type "Command" > type "WINIPCFG." Click Release All and then click Renew All. 6) Easy way to boot into Safe Mode. A) Hold down the "Control" key when you reboot the computer. 7) Burning blank CD-Rs for file transfer. A) CD-Rs manufactured since 2015 changed to dyes that are unstable on older CD-ROM Drives and the dyes melt very easily due to the higher power output of the laser. Your best bet is to purchase a lot of orders of vintage CD-R stocks on eBay.com. _______________________________________ Have *´) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) (¸.•´ (¸.•´ * . ´***Great Times!! I am so very tired and I will provide more troubleshooting guides when I return in a day or two. AUTOEXEC.TXT CONFIG.TXT
  2. Hello all , first off , I'm a vivid Vista user . But sometimes I use Windows 7 for trying out some programmes . Right now I have a fresh install of Win 7 SP1 on my spare machine with Core Quad , it is not activated and absolutely clean from everything , except Audio/Video drivers . Something weird's going on , I can't delete executables . Process explorer says that they are locked by the system itself . The only way to delete an executable - close it's folder , wait for some time and delete this closed folder , without opening it again , otherwise it locks again. Tried switching Off defender , keeping only basic services , nothing helps . All help is really appreciated , thank you.
  3. Hello i'm new to the forum and i JUST purchased my licence not 30 minutes ago. Love the program works like a charm. However i see you give the user the ability to install custom start orbs. I copied the start orb files over to the proper folder making the assumption that the Startisback cfg program would just detect the new files in the folder. Am i mistaken? the start orbs i found were intended to be used with windows 7 i believe so maybe that's the problem? Tho i can't imagine that that would be causing any issues since all versions of windows use the same file format for the start orbs correct? so am i doing something WRONG?
  4. I have several users connecting to our main office via Terminal Services Gateway. One user specifically is having issues daily with APPCRASH errors on mstsc.exe. She is running Windows 7 64 bit, all updates installed. Gateway is on a SBS 2008 server. No other users are having this problem. After running the crash dump, it seemed that the issue was upon auto-reconnect. Doing some research, I found that her HKEY_Local_machine\ system\currentcontrolset\control\terminal server entry fDenyTSConnections Key was set to 1. I changed to 0 with no effect. I'm not sure what the next steps to take are. Can anybody analyze this dmp file better than I have done? Application Log Event Detail: Faulting application name: mstsc.exe, version: 6.3.9600.16415, time stamp: 0x524b5b3d Faulting module name: mstscax.dll, version: 6.3.9600.16503, time stamp: 0x52c5f878 Exception code: 0xc0000005 Fault offset: 0x0000000000439b7a Faulting process id: 0x10c8 Faulting application start time: 0x01cf8fc6ce6ffa2d Faulting application path: C:\Windows\System32\mstsc.exe Faulting module path: C:\Windows\System32\mstscax.dll Report Id: 88b5f942-fbc6-11e3-8332-0023245c063b Crash Dump Detail: Microsoft ® Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64Copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Loading Dump File [C:\Users\mforsyth\Desktop\mstsc.exe.4420.dmp]User Mini Dump File with Full Memory: Only application data is available Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\SYMBOLS*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbolsExecutable search path is: Windows 7 Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64Product: WinNt, suite: SingleUserTSMachine Name:Debug session time: Wed Jun 25 14:54:37.000 2014 (UTC - 4:00)System Uptime: 0 days 1:13:44.347Process Uptime: 0 days 1:12:24.000...............................................................................................................Loading unloaded module list................................................................This dump file has an exception of interest stored in it.The stored exception information can be accessed via .ecxr.(1144.138c): Access violation - code c0000005 (first/second chance not available)ntdll!ZwWaitForMultipleObjects+0xa:00000000`775f186a c3 ret0:012> !analyze -v******************************************************************************** ** Exception Analysis ** ******************************************************************************** *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for mstsc.exeGetPageUrlData failed, server returned HTTP status 404URL requested: http://watson.microsoft.com/StageOne/mstsc_exe/6_3_9600_16415/524b5b3d/mstscax_dll/6_3_9600_16503/52c5f878/c0000005/00439b7a.htm?Retriage=1 FAULTING_IP: mstscax!CClientProxyTransport::SetErrorStatus+a000007fe`e7e29b7a 4883b98007000000 cmp qword ptr [rcx+780h],0 EXCEPTION_RECORD: ffffffffffffffff -- (.exr 0xffffffffffffffff)ExceptionAddress: 000007fee7e29b7a (mstscax!CClientProxyTransport::SetErrorStatus+0x000000000000000a) ExceptionCode: c0000005 (Access violation) ExceptionFlags: 00000000NumberParameters: 2 Parameter[0]: 0000000000000000 Parameter[1]: 0000000000000780Attempt to read from address 0000000000000780 DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: INVALID_POINTER_READ PROCESS_NAME: mstsc.exe ERROR_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000005 - The instruction at 0x%08lx referenced memory at 0x%08lx. The memory could not be %s. EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000005 - The instruction at 0x%08lx referenced memory at 0x%08lx. The memory could not be %s. EXCEPTION_PARAMETER1: 0000000000000000 EXCEPTION_PARAMETER2: 0000000000000780 READ_ADDRESS: 0000000000000780 FOLLOWUP_IP: mstscax!CClientProxyTransport::SetErrorStatus+a000007fe`e7e29b7a 4883b98007000000 cmp qword ptr [rcx+780h],0 MOD_LIST: <ANALYSIS/> NTGLOBALFLAG: 0 APPLICATION_VERIFIER_FLAGS: 0 FAULTING_THREAD: 000000000000138c PRIMARY_PROBLEM_CLASS: INVALID_POINTER_READ BUGCHECK_STR: APPLICATION_FAULT_INVALID_POINTER_READ LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from 000007fee7e29c46 to 000007fee7e29b7a STACK_TEXT: 00000000`0581fcb0 000007fe`e7e29c46 : 00000000`00000008 000007fe`e7bffd68 00000000`03e0c550 000007fe`e7e3169f : mstscax!CClientProxyTransport::SetErrorStatus+0xa00000000`0581fcf0 000007fe`e7e2bf85 : 00000000`03e0c550 00000000`03e0c550 00000000`0581fe30 000007fe`e7e091cc : mstscax!CClientProxyTransport::GetErrorStatus+0x2600000000`0581fd40 000007fe`e7ef3b69 : 000007fe`e7a0d150 00000000`30000055 00000000`00000000 00000000`03e0f138 : mstscax!CProxyClientSendPacket::OnComplete+0x7500000000`0581fd80 000007fe`e7e07a6b : 00000000`03da4f48 00000000`800706bf 00000000`0581fe30 00000000`72ed6872 : mstscax!CAAAsyncSend::OnComplete+0x2900000000`0581fdb0 000007fe`e7e184a4 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`0581fe30 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : mstscax!CAARpcClientChannel::HandleIOCompletion+0x15b00000000`0581fde0 00000000`773959ed : 00000000`30000055 00000000`03e0f138 00000000`03da4f48 00000000`00000000 : mstscax!CAagIO::AAGIoThreadFunc+0x10000000000`0581fe50 00000000`775cc541 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : kernel32!BaseThreadInitThunk+0xd00000000`0581fe80 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : ntdll!RtlUserThreadStart+0x1d SYMBOL_STACK_INDEX: 0 SYMBOL_NAME: mstscax!CClientProxyTransport::SetErrorStatus+a FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner MODULE_NAME: mstscax IMAGE_NAME: mstscax.dll DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 52c5f878 STACK_COMMAND: ~12s; .ecxr ; kb FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: INVALID_POINTER_READ_c0000005_mstscax.dll!CClientProxyTransport::SetErrorStatus BUCKET_ID: X64_APPLICATION_FAULT_INVALID_POINTER_READ_mstscax!CClientProxyTransport::SetErrorStatus+a WATSON_STAGEONE_URL: http://watson.microsoft.com/StageOne/mstsc_exe/6_3_9600_16415/524b5b3d/mstscax_dll/6_3_9600_16503/52c5f878/c0000005/00439b7a.htm?Retriage=1 Followup: MachineOwner---------


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