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Question about esdi_506.pdr version 4.10.2226 from Microsoft

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There seems to have been a kb article regarding esdi_506.pdr that Microsoft removed at some point possibly during 2007 or 2008:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/252187/

The following is from a German -> English translation of that kb:

The following is the actual English text of Q252187, as retrived today from the Wayback Machine:

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Your Computer May Hang While Resuming From Standby Mode with a Removable Device in the Docking Station

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The information in this article applies to:

Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition

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SYMPTOMS

While your computer resumes from Standby mode, your computer may stop responding (hang) if a removable device is installed, such as an LS-120 floppy disk drive used with an IBM docking station.

CAUSE

This problem can occur when the controller for the removable device does not complete the last request before your computer enters Standby mode, and access to the controller is not in the correct state when your computer returns from Standby mode.

RESOLUTION

A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem described in this article and should be applied only to systems experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information on support costs, please go to the following address on the World Wide Web:

http://support.microsoft.com/directory/overview.asp

NOTE: In special cases, charges that are normally incurred for support calls may be canceled, if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. Normal support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English-language version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:

Date Time Version Size File name Operating system

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11/09/00 10:53p 4.10.2226 28,526 Esdi_506.pdr Windows 98 Second Edition

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.

MORE INFORMATION

This problem has been seen on the IBM ThinkPad 600x with an LS-120 floppy disk drive in the docking station.

The third-party products discussed in this article are manufactured by vendors independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding these products' performance or reliability.

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If this has already been answered or addressed, please excuse my ignorance - but what is known about that version of esdi_506.pdr, and why did Microsoft pull that KB off the web?

Edited by dencorso
Replaced the retranslation from the German by the actual original English text.

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There seems to have been a kb article regarding esdi_506.pdr that Microsoft removed at some point possibly during 2007 or 2008:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/252187/

The following is from a German -> English translation of that kb:

<snip>

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If this has already been answered or addressed, please excuse my ignorance - but what is known about that version of esdi_506.pdr, and why did Microsoft pull that KB off the web?

Version 4.10.2226 of ESDI_506.PDR is identical to Version 4.10.2225 with the addition of some Power Management commands.

I have isolated the Code changes.

It has been discussed on this forum years ago. No one recommended it unless they had the specific problem it was designed to fix.

Otherwise it appears to work the same as the previous version.

I do not know why Microsoft removed it.

Edited by dencorso
Removed quoted retranslated German text.

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Please do forgive me friends for having edited your posts, :blushing: but I do think two instances of a longish German-machine-translated English text are two much, especially when we do have access to the original English text (and even so, a single copy of it should suffice). :P

That said, Rloew is right, as usual, wsxedcrfv. :yes:

That's one update that is considered by many, myself included, only useful for the issue it's intended to, and otherwise not recommendable. If you want to know all about it, delve head-first into my > 137 Gb thread, which is linked to the right part of my signature, below, and you'll find all the old relevant threads RLoew just mentioned. Good reading! :)

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Refresh you browser more often or wait for me to finish... :D

If you just click or hover your mouse over the underlined Wayback Machine in your own post, you'll see it.

It's quite useful to know all the variations MS used for their URLs from way back when to find those pearls, but this particular form uses to work most of the time, unless the KB in question is too new. And, BTW, be warned that the Wayback Machine is slower than a stoned turtle today. :lol:

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The last I saw it was back in 2007, and unless you're running a laptop that needs it (and I don't really think most laptops other than Thinkpads do) it's not worth having, honestly.

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it would have been nice if you guys looked at MDGx's Software essentials page on the esdi_506.pdr patches for Win98se:

Microsoft Windows 98 SE Computer Hangs with Removable Device in Docking Station ESDI_506.PDR 4.10.2226 Fix:

Direct download [154 KB, English].

Install ESDI_506.PDR 4.10.2226 Fix ONLY on IBM portables with removable disks!

Microsoft Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE ScanDisk Errors With (E)IDE Hard Disks > 32 GB ESDI_506.PDR (4.10.2186 for Win98/98 SP1 + 4.10.2225 for Win98 SE) Fix:

Direct download [158 KB, English].

Install ESDI_506.PDR 4.10.2225 Fix on ALL PCs/portables EXCEPT IBM portables with removable disks!

If this has already been answered or addressed, please excuse my ignorance - but what is known about that version of esdi_506.pdr, and why did Microsoft pull that KB off the web?

MS deliberately removed MS KB article 252187 off their support site to make room for new KB articles for new products. kinda sucks doesn't it, wsxedcrfv.

However the actual KB252187 hotfix is still available if you use this link to request it from MS (you may have to click on "I Accept" button before proceeding).

Edited by erpdude8

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The point was the fix was for specific hardware (mostly older Thinkpads), so unless you needed this one, it didn't make sense to actually install it. It gives you nothing.

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Caution [like it says at my site where 1 can d/l those patches (thanks erpdude8)]... the newer ESDI_506.PDR 4.10.2226 can lock up computers other than IBM Thinkpads. :(

Fortunately older ESDI_506.PDR build 4.10.2225 works ok on all computers.

HTH

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Exactly my point - this is not one of those hotfixes you want to install unless you absolutely are having the issue the fix is meant to address.

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well guys, why are you talking about versions 4.10.2225-6 while there is version 4.10.2230 and it works fine for me (win 98 SE) for at least 4 years?

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well guys, why are you talking about versions 4.10.2225-6 while there is version 4.10.2230 and it works fine for me (win 98 SE) for at least 4 years?
You're right, I completely forgot :( about the newer "unofficial" build ESDI_506.PDR 4.10.2230, which is actually 4.10.2225 "fixed" to make it work with all types of PC hardware.

Can be installed manually [unzip and run _install.bat] from here [486 KB]:

http://www.mdgx.com/files/BHDD31.ZIP

Linked from here:

http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#TLS

This build [newest available] is the "universal" one with all the bells, whistles + fixes, and should run ok on all types of hardware.

I may even create an Iexpress/INF/SED installer for it in the near future, so one doesn't have to run intall.bat manually, and then reboot. ;)

HTH

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... And here it is...

Found here:

http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#9SU

and here:

http://www.mdgx.com/upd98me.php#012910

* Unofficial Windows 98 SE 48-bit LBA (Logical Block Addressing) > 137 GB ATA(PI)/(E)IDE/(U)DMA Improved Hard Disk Driver ESDI_506.PDR 4.10.2230:

http://www.mdgx.com/files/atadrv98.php

Direct download [125 KB, English]:

http://www.mdgx.com/files/ATADRV98.EXE

Install this Improved ESDI_506.PDR 4.10.2230 Driver on ALL PCs/portables!

HTH

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