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I've got all the older computers lying around I could want. I just only have this one workspace to actually have to use one on though.

Heh, and you could call it testing but, for me and what I do, especially with Windows 98, it is more like playing at this point. Just taking a trip down memory lane and having some fun. Seems to me a virtual machine should be okay for something like that.

Really though, the reason I don't just have one of my old boxes setup and running 98 is it's a pain in the neck to unplug my computer and all its stuff and move another box to the desk to replace it and hook all the stuff up to that one. I just don't have the space in this little Florida Room (kind of like a small porch) that is the part of the small one bedroom condo that I have EVERYTHING in. My bed, computer, TV, books, cd's, tapes, desk, it is all in a little walk in closet sized room. And with all the stuff I have it's not a pretty site! Stacks of software boxes (I save everything), big stacks of printouts of stuff that most would likely have file cabinets for, etc. Old computers underneath things, etc, etc, I needn't go on.

I just would like to get 98 working well enough to occasionally use for some old thing I have a yen to use. Sure, it would likely work better on a real old machine but then I'd want to get some real stuff done and need to switch around all the hardware again? I don't think that's something I'd want to do.

This computer actually runs 98 fine. I feel like a dunderhead switching it out for Vista a while back. The only problem was that NVidia shutdown thing. Really a minor bug. I've got an ATI card without that problem, but then there's Linux and that's the reason for NVidia being on here instead. Happily I've discovered Linux and have found it fully capable of doing the things I need or want to do on my computer. I just like having some Windows available just in case. Kind of a crutch I guess. Or a habit. I was so used to keeping up with the Microsoft operating systems and software over the years that with the Vista/Office upgrades I went along with the flow. Seems silly to me now that I spend no time actually using the stuff.

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Ah well. Virtualbox and 98 really isn't a good enough combo for me. Went through more of the setting up 9x process and just found it too slow. Not as slow as the older Virtualbox versions, probably because of the sb16 using less resources (again weird, since AC97 should be less resource intensive than ISA), but still just not good enough. Plus I couldn't get the USB going. Installed the HP drivers and software, activated the USB device for the printer, and although the USB port driver was working with the nUSB installed I couldn't get the specific printer device detected. Probably a Linux permissions problem but as I wasn't going to keep using it anyway, I just deleted the virtual drive. If I use it, I'll use it for OS's Virtualbox supports better.

I'll either install VMWare into Vista or replace Vista with a 98SE/XPPro dual-boot. VMware runs 98 real zippy in Vista as I've done that before. But I also think I'd actually use 98 unlike what I do with Vista, and doing an actual install will get full performance, 3D games and stuff going. And XP would be just for some stuff I bought that doesn't run in 98 and I just figure I might as well use if I bought it. Plus, 98SE is easier to dual-boot with XP than Vista even when using EasyBCD and Vista. I just use BootMagic and keep the other OS hidden like PartitionMagic does by default. BootMagic also boots my Linux on the other hard drive that has Grub installed into its root partition, like EasyBCD does, instead of messing with my mbr. I hate Grub in the mbr.

Auto-Patcher still works like a dream, saving a ton of time. Just adding the latest updates from the other sticky thread with the updates worked just fine.

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I'm playing around with 98SE on Virtualbox in Linux again, so I was wondering what was happening here as well. It's still not as good for 98SE as VMWare but I don't have the Workstation for Linux version and $189 is kinda hard to budget for. I'm not sure if my older hardware can use Server or not, and I'd prefer Workstation anyway. Qemu confuses me, so I'm seeing if Virtualbox can be tinkered with enough to get me some better performance. Sun just put out their first version of it so that's what I'm trying.

Here's a less expensive alternative to VMWare that you may want to try:

Parallels Workstation for Windows & Linux

Phil

P.S. How does QEMU confuse you?

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Only the sort of confusion that happens before doing a more thorough look at things. The qemulator GUI looks promising, but still not as pointy, clicky as the Virtualbox, VMWare GUI's. From briefly looking at some reviews and photo shots of qemulator it looks like I'd need to know device numbers to type in, choices to decide upon that are automatically set on the other emulators for the specific operating systems based upon pre-defined optimizations without my needing to tinker to figure out what works best.

It's like using exim or something rather than Thunderbird. Gotta tell exim what to do without the benefit of pretty GUI wizards and stuff. Since Thunderbird is what I got accustomed to, I haven't bothered with learning the traditional Linux based email programs. Same with Qemu vs the others. Things are probably less complex than they seem but if something already works fine for me, I only briefly gloss over information for other things. Enough for me to know they exist and give a quick glance at, but not the same as actually going through the steps to learn the software.

So it's only complicated because I haven't taken those steps to eliminate the complications through some study and use.

Thanks for asking. I don't have anything specific that I'm confused about. Just the knowledge that the GUI based virtualization software with their mostly pre-defined schemes is, by personal use, less confusing to me as a bystander just checking out Qemu.

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I have a problem after using AutoPatch98. At log on screen I get the error message "error cannot find TcpMib.dll". The MS KB solution is to remove TcpMUI.dll, TcpMon.dll, TcpMib.dll and another one that I cannot remember. There was no TcpMib.dll file. Basic 98SE doesn't use it. Kept the HPTcp*.dll printer files because they were on 4-5 days before this started. Of course, it didn't work..

Have been working at MS 98SE Community on this. Did suggested search for files containing TcpMib.dll to see what was calling for the file and found the following:

System.dat, User.dat, HPTcpMib.dll, HPTcpMon.dll, HPTcpMui.dll

Uninstalled the printer.

A selective startup with Config.sys, Autoexec.bat, System.ini, Win.ini and Startup Group unchecked still gives the the no TcpMib.dll error.

Could one of the installs from AutoPatch98 be causing this?

Working on my daughter's GW Essential667(y2000); PentiumIIIE, 667MHz; MB Intel Willow Springs 2 WL810E; running 98SE Ver. 4.10.2222A; IE 6.0 SP1. Have installed new power supply and DVD Burner and hooked up my HP PSC 1410v.

Started with clean reinstall and was updating components slowly. Using IE 5 and Update v3. Loaded IE 6.0 and updates for it. Next day when I went into Update asked if wanted to go to Update v4. Clicked ok and got screen that said I had to be an Administrator to use Update. Tried all fixes at MS and am still locked out. Update Support no help because 98SE. So until I find a cure I am locked out of Windows Update.

My Install Log'\:

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This log file for Auto-Patcher December 2007 Final

was generated on Wednesday, 14 May 2008 at 12:21pm.

- the most recent log is at the end of this log file.

- only titles that installed or were blocked from installing will be logged.

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12:21:14 ++ the System Stability Hotfixes module was started

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12:21:18 -- update installed: q237493 - System Date Reflects Changes While Date-Time Tool Is Open

12:21:22 -- update installed: q245682 - Hotfix for IDE Controller Is Disabled in Device Manager bug

12:21:23 -- update installed: q253697 - Hotfix for USB Enumeration Problems on Fast Computers

12:21:26 -- update installed: q260067 - Mapped Drives Update

12:21:28 -- update installed: q271277 - Unofficial Fix for Computer Hangs With Removable Disk

12:21:30 -- update installed: q273017 - IDE Hard Drive Cache Package for Windows 98se

12:21:32 -- update installed: q274175 - Hotfix for bug with More Than Eight Folder Levels on CD-ROM

12:21:34 -- update installed: q276602 - Hotfix for Device Manager Reports Code 10 for Device Bug

12:21:36 -- update installed: q281533 - Hotfix for USB Driver May Cause Error During Docking Bug

12:27:50 -- update installed: q285189 - Dial-Up Networking 1.4 Upgrade for Windows 98se

12:27:52 -- update installed: q304708 - Unofficial Update for CDVSD.VXD (4.90.3004)

12:27:54 -- update installed: q306453 - Hotfix for bug in Usbhub.sys with USB Devices

12:27:56 -- update installed: q310695 - Hotfix for DVD Player Program Cannot Access Data bug

12:28:00 -- update installed: 98Updsys - Unofficial CPU Microcode Update

12:28:02 -- update installed: USBFDD98 - Unofficial Fix for USB Floppy Lockups (DISKTSD.VXD 4.90.3001)

12:28:05 .. the computer was set to reboot.

12:30:22 .. the computer finished rebooting and started Auto-Patcher.

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12:30:40 ++ the System Stability Hotfixes module was started

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12:30:49 ++ All titles have finished installing.

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12:30:53 ++ the Recommended Tweaks module was started

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12:30:54 -- update installed: StopLogo - the Disable Boot Logo tweak

12:30:54 -- set to by-pass -- EnabMenu - the Enable Boot Menu tweak

12:30:56 -- update installed: DOSHere - Add 'Command Prompt Here' to right-click menu

12:30:56 -- set to by-pass -- SYS_INI - SYSTEM.INI tweaks

12:30:57 -- update installed: TweakUI - TweakUI 1.33

12:30:59 -- update installed: ADV_IE - Advanced Internet Options

12:31:01 -- update installed: ADV_WE - Advanced Windows Explorer Options

12:31:02 -- set to by-pass -- CopyMove - Add 'Copy to..' & 'Move to..' to right-click menu

12:31:03 -- update installed: DMA_ON - Turn on DMA access to hard disks and CD/DVD drives

12:31:04 -- update installed: Win2k_Th - Add Windows 2000 style theme to schemes list

12:31:07 .. the computer was set to reboot.

12:32:30 .. the computer finished rebooting and started Auto-Patcher.

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12:32:47 ++ the Recommended Tweaks module was started

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12:32:54 ++ All titles have finished installing.

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12:32:58 ++ the Essential System Components module was started

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12:33:01 -- update installed: ASPI_lay - Adaptec ASPI Layer 4.60.1021

12:33:02 -- update installed: NetSetup - Network Setup Wizard from Windows XP

12:33:05 .. the computer was set to reboot.

12:35:28 .. the computer finished rebooting and started Auto-Patcher.

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12:35:46 ++ the Essential System Components module was started

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12:35:47 ++ All titles have finished installing.

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12:35:51 ++ the Data Access & Jet Engine module was started

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12:36:15 -- update installed: MDAC281 - MS Data Access Components 2.8 sp1

12:36:23 -- update installed: kb837001 - Hotfix for Vulnerability in the Jet Database Engine

12:36:25 .. the computer was set to reboot.

12:37:59 .. the computer finished rebooting and started Auto-Patcher.

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12:38:17 ++ the Data Access & Jet Engine module was started

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12:38:32 -- update installed: kb918144 - Unofficial Hotfix for various issues in the Jet 4.0 data engine

12:38:37 -- update installed: kb927779 - Unofficial MDAC 2.8 sp1 update (with sqlsrv32.dll)

12:38:39 .. the computer was set to reboot.

12:40:15 .. the computer finished rebooting and started Auto-Patcher.

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12:40:33 ++ the Data Access & Jet Engine module was started

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12:40:35 ++ All titles have finished installing.

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12:40:39 ++ the Internet Explorer module was started

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12:40:45 -- update installed: kb816362 - Hotfix for Bug in Mshta.exe With Multiple Modal Dialog Boxes

12:40:49 -- update installed: kb824220 - Hotfix for Images Not Appearing in Web Pages in Internet Explorer

12:40:53 -- update installed: kb830849 - Hotfix for 'Automatic Detect Settings' Errors in Internet Explorer

12:40:56 -- update installed: kb885258 - Hotfix for Scaled images not sized correctly in Internet Explorer

12:41:00 -- update installed: kb886677 - Unofficial Hotfix for DBCS Corruption in MLANG.DLL

12:41:05 -- update installed: kb893627 - Hotfix for Bug with Group Policies Not Applied in Internet Explorer

12:41:11 -- update installed: kb896156 - Hotfix for bug when removing an HTML element from a Web page

12:41:18 -- update installed: kb905495 - Hotfix for Vulnerability in the Windows FTP Client

12:41:24 -- update installed: kb920670 - Unofficial Hyperlink Object Security Vulnerability Fix

12:41:26 -- was not installed: Unofficial Cumulative Update for Outlook Express 6 sp1 (kb923694)

12:41:30 -- update installed: kb924191 - Unofficial MSXML 3.0 SP7 Update

12:41:36 -- update installed: kb927978 - MSXML 4.0 SP2 Update

12:41:41 -- update installed: kb938127 - Hotfix for Vulnerability in Vector Markup Language

12:41:56 -- update installed: kb939653 - Unofficial Cumulative Update for Internet Explorer 6 sp1

12:42:02 -- update installed: DX_Media - Unofficial DirectX Media Update for IE 6 sp1 (Dec '07)

12:42:04 -- update installed: HTMLHelp - Unofficial HTML Help Update

12:42:09 -- update installed: HTMLCert - Unofficial HTML Help Expired Security Certificate Update

12:42:12 -- update installed: RootsUpd - Root Certificate Update (kb931125)

12:42:16 -- update installed: TriEdit - Cumulative TriEdit & DHTML Edit Control Vulnerability Fixes

12:42:19 .. the computer was set to reboot.

12:43:59 .. the computer finished rebooting and started Auto-Patcher.

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12:44:17 ++ the Internet Explorer module was started

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12:44:30 ++ All titles have finished installing.

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12:44:34 ++ the Windows Media Player module was started

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12:44:36 -- superceeded: -- WinMP7 (Windows Media Player legacy files)

File: C:\WINDOWS\system\mindex.dll

Current: 7.10.0.3059

Attempted: 7.1.0.3055

12:44:37 -- set to by-pass -- WMEncode - Windows Media Encoder 7.1

12:44:39 -- set to by-pass -- W98MP10 - MDGx's Replacements for WMP from XP & ME (Dec 07)

12:44:40 -- update installed: kb817885 - Hotfix for bug in the WMP9 OCX Control with Netscape Browsers

12:44:49 -- update installed: kb891122 - Unofficial Update for Windows Media DRM-enabled players

12:44:52 .. the computer was set to reboot.

12:47:12 .. the computer finished rebooting and started Auto-Patcher.

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12:47:30 ++ the Windows Media Player module was started

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12:47:35 -- update installed: kb911564 - Hotfix for Vulnerability in WMP Plug-in in Non-M$ Web Browsers

12:47:39 -- update installed: kb936782 - Hotfix for Yet Another Vulnerability in Windows Media Player 9

12:47:44 -- update installed: kb941569 - Hotfix for Vulnerability in Windows Media Format

12:47:47 .. the computer was set to reboot.

12:49:27 .. the computer finished rebooting and started Auto-Patcher.

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12:49:45 ++ the Windows Media Player module was started

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12:49:46 ++ All titles have finished installing.

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12:49:51 ++ the DirectX 9 module was started

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12:50:32 -- update installed: DirectX9 - DirectX 9.0c (August 2007)

12:50:35 .. the computer was set to reboot.

12:52:23 .. the computer finished rebooting and started Auto-Patcher.

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12:52:41 ++ the DirectX 9 module was started

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12:52:43 ++ All titles have finished installing.

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12:52:48 ++ the Critical Security Hotfixes module was started

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12:52:53 -- update installed: q258765 - Hotfix for Remote Update Option Vulnerability

12:52:55 -- update installed: q269239 - Hotfix for NetBIOS Vulnerability May Cause Duplicate Name

12:52:59 -- update installed: q269388 - Update for VNBT.386

12:53:02 -- update installed: q273727 - Hotfix for Malformed IPX NMPI Packet Vulnerability

12:53:03 -- update installed: q274113 - Hotfix for WebTV Vulnerability

12:53:05 -- update installed: q314941 - Hotfix for Vulnerability in Universal Plug 'n' Play

12:53:08 -- update installed: q329048 - Hotfix for File Decompression Function Vulnerability

12:53:10 -- set to by-pass -- kb891711 - Official Fix for older Cursor & Icon Format Vulnerability

12:53:11 -- set to by-pass -- Q891711 - Unofficial Fix for Newer Cursor & Icon Format Vulnerability

12:53:15 -- update installed: kb918547 - Unofficial Hotfix for Vulnerability in Graphics Rendering Engine

12:53:18 -- update installed: kb926247 - Unofficial Hotfix for Vulnerability in SNMP Service

12:53:20 -- superceeded: -- OLEDBUp (OLE DB Provider for Internet Publishing Update)

File: C:\Program Files\Common Files\system\ole db\msdaipp.dll

Current: 8.103.2519.0

Attempted: 8.102.4004.0

12:53:23 -- update installed: TelnetUp - Hotfix for Buffer overrun in Telnet Vulnerability

12:53:27 -- update installed: UCrypt9x - Unofficial 128-bit SSL Encryption Security Fixes

12:53:30 .. the computer was set to reboot.

12:55:04 .. the computer finished rebooting and started Auto-Patcher.

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12:55:22 ++ the Critical Security Hotfixes module was started

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12:55:30 ++ All titles have finished installing.

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12:55:34 ++ the Critical & Recommended System Updates module was started

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12:55:37 -- update installed: q192425 - Hotfix for Kerberos Network Winsock 2.0 Error

12:55:40 -- update installed: q240896 - Hotfix for Invalid Page Fault Bug in OpenGL Programs

12:55:42 -- update installed: q242975 - USB, 1394 & Mass Storage Device Drivers (UsbmteUp)

12:55:43 -- set to by-pass -- q253912 - Unofficial Experimental Fix for Out Of Memory Errors

12:55:44 -- update installed: q259253 - Hotfix for bug in ACPI with Anti-Virus Software

12:55:46 -- update installed: q269601 - Windows Driver Model Audio Update for Windows 98se

12:55:48 -- update installed: q272991 - Unofficial Fix for Networking Errors in VNETBIOS.VXD

12:55:51 -- update installed: q280448 - Update for PCI.vxd

12:55:55 -- update installed: q301453 - Unofficial Fix for Multicast Packets With TCP/IP Errors

12:55:59 -- update installed: kb932590 - Unofficial TZ Environment Variable Errors Fix

12:56:01 -- update installed: kb942763 - Unofficial Cumulative Daylight Saving Time Zone Updates

12:56:04 -- update installed: 48BitLBA - Unofficial Update for Drives over 137 GB

12:56:08 -- update installed: 98KrnlUp - Unofficial Update for KRNL386.EXE (4.10.0.2000)

12:56:10 -- update installed: 98TShoot - Unofficial Windows 98se HTML Help Troubleshooting Fix

12:56:13 -- update installed: Contrl98 - Unofficial Control Panel Applets Lockups Fix

12:56:18 -- update installed: Copy2GB - Unofficial Fix for Bug When Copying Files Over 2gb in Explorer

12:56:19 -- update installed: FdskFrmt - Unofficial Fix for Windows 98 SE Display Errors with FORMAT & FDISK

12:56:19 -- set to by-pass -- NativUSB - Maximus Decim Native USB Drivers v3.3

12:56:24 -- update installed: OleLibUp - OLE Automation Libraries Update (OLEPRO32.DLL 5.0.4530.0)

12:56:25 -- update installed: OpenType - OpenType Font Shell Extension

12:56:28 -- update installed: RichEd9x - Unofficial Rich Text Controls Update (Dec 07)

12:56:30 -- set to by-pass -- ScanFrag - Update of Defrag & Scandisk to Windows ME versions

12:56:32 -- update installed: Servic9x - Unofficial Windows 98se SERVICES Update

12:56:34 -- set to by-pass -- Shell98 - Unofficial Fix for Bug in Windows Explorer & numerous large files

12:56:35 -- update installed: Tools9x - Tihiy's Unofficial Improved Replacement Tools

12:56:37 -- update installed: Twain98 - Twain Compatible Scanner Core Files Update to v1.7

12:56:40 -- update installed: UNotepad - Unofficial Update for Windows Notepad

12:56:42 .. the computer was set to reboot.

12:59:39 .. the computer finished rebooting and started Auto-Patcher.

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12:59:57 ++ the Critical & Recommended System Updates module was started

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13:00:06 ++ All titles have finished installing.

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13:00:09 ++ the Other Recommended System Hotfixes module was started

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13:00:11 -- update installed: 2-4-date - the 2-to-4 Digit Date Conversion Tool

13:00:13 -- update installed: q236926 - Hotfix for TCP/IP May Retransmit Packets Prematurely bug

13:00:14 -- update installed: q239696 - Hotfix for bug with High Disk Activity or Low Memory

13:00:16 -- update installed: q241052 - Hotfix for bug with Password Synchronization

13:00:18 -- update installed: q245065 - Hotfix for bug with Automatic Repeat and USB Keyboards

13:00:19 -- update installed: q249146 - Hotfix for bug in PlaySound API with USB devices present

13:00:20 -- update installed: q249635 - Hotfix for Size Report bug in USB Driver

13:00:23 -- update installed: q249824 - Hotfix for VOLTRACK Is Erroneously Unloaded bug

13:00:24 -- update installed: q250514 - Hotfix for bug with Print Jobs on the Same Printer

13:00:26 -- update installed: q250876 - Hotfix for Print Queues May Appear Offline bug

13:00:27 -- update installed: q253711 - Hotfix for ACPI Computer May Not Shut Down Properly Bug

13:00:30 -- update installed: q254660 - Fourth and Fifth Mouse Buttons Not Recognized by Windows

13:00:31 -- update installed: q257360 - Hotfix for ACPI Compliant Computer May Hang bug

13:00:32 -- update installed: q257821 - Hotfix for Windows Sockets Function Adds 500ms Time-Out Bug

13:00:34 -- update installed: q258680 - Hotfix for Bug in Screen Saver Activation While Suspended

13:00:35 -- update installed: q272621 - Hotfix for bug in Reported Size in Virtual Memory Tab

13:00:36 -- update installed: q274370 - Hotfix for Blue Screen Of Death Using Digital CD Audio

13:00:38 -- update installed: q275873 - Hotfix for Sleep and Power Buttons Are the Same bug

13:00:39 -- update installed: q277628 - Hotfix for Last Access and Creation Time Access Denied bug

13:00:41 -- update installed: q278033 - Fix for Bug in MS Video For Windows Apps with USB Digital Cameras

13:00:42 -- update installed: q283032 - Windows 98 Cannot List Users in Windows 2000-Based Domain

13:00:44 -- update installed: q288430 - Hotfix for Laptop Computer Hangs During Docking or Undocking

13:00:45 -- update installed: q288550 - Hotfix for Bug in Plug and Play Printer May Not Resume

13:00:48 -- update installed: q305037 - Hotfix for Low Battery Alarm May Not Work Bug

13:00:51 -- update installed: q306889 - Computer Hangs After You Remove the Second Battery

13:00:53 -- update installed: q307004 - Hotfix for Group Policy Bug in Groups with Long Names

13:00:54 -- update installed: q308349 - Hotfix for Bug when Turning Off Computer with USB Modem Present

13:00:55 -- update installed: q309081 - Hotfix for Infrared Devices Data Features bug

13:00:57 -- update installed: q311561 - Hotfix for bug in MS-DOS Processing Hard Disk Errors

13:00:58 -- update installed: q319571 - Hotfix for bug in Detection of Non-US Enhanced Keyboards

13:01:00 -- update installed: q323708 - Hotfix for Computer Hangs Bug During Infrared Communication

13:01:02 .. the computer was set to reboot.

13:04:15 .. the computer finished rebooting and started Auto-Patcher.

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13:04:33 ++ the Other Recommended System Hotfixes module was started

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13:04:39 ++ All titles have finished installing.

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13:04:43 ++ the Essential 3rd Party Apps module was started

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13:04:46 -- update installed: 7-ZIP - 7-Zip 4.57 (file archiver)

13:04:48 -- update installed: PowMenu - PowerMenu 1.51 (shell extensions)

13:04:51 -- superceeded: -- Flash4ie (Flash 9.0.115 player & plugin for IE)

File: D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000

Current: 9.0.124.0

Attempted: 9.0.115.0

13:04:52 -- set to by-pass -- NISTime - NISTime 32 TCP/IP Daytime Client v3.15

13:04:52 -- set to by-pass -- Rest2514 - Restoration v2.5.14 (undelete files)

13:04:53 -- set to by-pass -- InfraRec - InfraRecorder 0.44.1 (CD-DVD burner)

13:06:14 -- update installed: SunJava6 - Sun Java 2 Runtime Environment 6 update 4

13:06:16 -- set to by-pass -- DirPrint - Karen's Directory Printer 5.2.5

13:06:16 -- set to by-pass -- PrintKey - PrintKey v5.01 (print screen)

13:06:17 -- set to by-pass -- Backup4a - Backup4all 1.3.0 (file & directory backup)

13:06:39 -- update installed: ShockWav - Adobe Shockwave Player 10.3.0.24

13:06:40 -- set to by-pass -- TaskMan - AnVir Task Manager Free 4.9.0

13:06:43 .. the computer was set to reboot.

13:09:56 .. the computer finished rebooting and started Auto-Patcher.

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13:10:14 ++ the Essential 3rd Party Apps module was started

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13:10:20 ++ All titles have finished installing.

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13:10:24 ++ the Optional Windows Components module was started

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13:10:24 -- set to by-pass -- MConsole - Microsoft Management Console 1.2

13:10:25 -- set to by-pass -- DotNet11 - Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1

13:10:25 -- set to by-pass -- DotNetUp - Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1 SP1

13:10:26 -- set to by-pass -- NetMeet3 - Microsoft NetMeeting 3.01

13:10:26 -- set to by-pass -- IE6admin - Internet Explorer 6 Administration Kit

13:10:27 -- set to by-pass -- PolEdit - System Policy Editor for Windows 98se

13:10:27 -- set to by-pass -- EditOwnr - Owner & Organisation Name Editor

13:10:28 -- set to by-pass -- TTFpack - MDGx's True Type Fonts Pack (67 fonts)

13:10:28 -- set to by-pass -- EuroConv - Euro Conversion Tool

13:10:28 -- set to by-pass -- DSClient - Directory Services Client Update

13:10:29 -- set to by-pass -- DXTest - DirectX & Video Info, Test & Benchmark Tools

13:10:29 -- set to by-pass -- CDFS_UP - CD File System update (reads CDs as WAV files)

13:10:35 -- update installed: SCR569X - Unofficial Microsoft Scripting Engines v5.6

13:10:45 -- update installed: DCOM98Up - Unofficial DCOM98 v1.3

13:10:47 .. the computer was set to reboot.

13:15:23 .. the computer finished rebooting and started Auto-Patcher.

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13:15:41 ++ the Optional Windows Components module was started

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13:15:43 ++ All titles have finished installing.

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13:15:47 ++ the Visual Basic Runtimes module was started

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13:15:48 -- set to by-pass -- VBRUN100 - Visual Basic 1.0 Runtimes

13:15:48 -- set to by-pass -- VBRUN200 - Visual Basic 2.0 Runtimes

13:15:48 -- set to by-pass -- VBRUN300 - Visual Basic 3.0 Runtimes

13:15:49 -- set to by-pass -- VBRUN400 - Visual Basic 4.0 Runtimes (16 & 32 bit)

13:15:51 -- set to by-pass -- VBRUN500 - Visual Basic 5.0 sp3 Runtime Files

13:15:59 -- update installed: V_Studio - Unofficial Visual Studio 6.0 SP6 Components Update

13:16:03 -- update installed: VBVM60 - Unofficial Visual Basic 6.0 sp6 update (6.0.97.98)

13:16:06 .. the computer was set to reboot.

13:17:54 .. the computer finished rebooting and started Auto-Patcher.

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13:18:12 ++ the Visual Basic Runtimes module was started

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13:18:14 ++ All titles have finished installing.

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13:18:18 ++ the Windows Explorer Update module was started

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13:18:22 -- update installed: Explor98 - Unofficial 256 Color Icons Windows Explorer 4.72.3612.1710

13:18:27 .. the computer was set to reboot.

13:20:20 .. the computer finished rebooting and started Auto-Patcher.

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13:20:38 ++ the Windows Explorer Update module was started

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13:20:39 ++ All titles have finished installing.

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13:20:43 -- Auto-Patcher has finished running.

The number of installations in this patching session: 126

The entire patching process took 59 minutes and 32 seconds to run.

Please visit the Manual Installs directory to install updates that can't be automatically installed.

- there is an option available from the main menu that will open it for you.

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...So until I find a cure I am locked out of Windows Update...

Auto-Patcher 98 has everything on Windows Update and more including many newer updates.

Even though Windows Update for 9x is no longer updated, Microsoft are still updating components like IE6 SP1 and WMP 9.

Regarding your original problem, it would appear that some update in Auto-Patcher 98 has affected something...

tcpmib.dll is titled as "Standard TCP/IP Port Monitor Helper DLL".

It is not native to 98SE and from what I can tell, it has never been a 9x file...

It most certainly is a reference from the printer driver.

Have you run Auto-Patcher 98 again to check that everything is up to date?

Also, did you install KernelEx or Revolutions Pack? (If so, these two could possibly be interacting)

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Thanks for your suggestions.

The problem is solved for now. Still not sure what caused it.

Have been working with some people over at MS Communities on this and wanted to print out instructions from a couple of posts. I reinstalled the printer that I had uninstalled. Printer worked right, but was eliminating possible sources of tcpmib.dll cal. On reboot the error message was gone. Shut down and rebooted 10 times to check.

The printer is a HP PSC 1410v.

Again thanks for help, DLsayre

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So, being very eager and excited about Auto-patcher, I decided to let it auto-patch EVERYTHING it could find. It ended up updating 129 things. Well, BAD IDEA. Now when I boot and login to my 98SE, the Start bar and the desktop (icons) don't load up and it's stuck there. The only thing I can see is the desktop background image and the mouse arrow (I can move the arrow). When I check Task Manager, nothing is there. So, anyone have ideas? Can I unpatch stuff in Safe Mode? This OS installation isn't all that important, so I can always reformat and reinstall 98SE.

Also, if I do decide to use Auto-patcher again, which patches are the safest to install? Critical Updates only perhaps?

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So, being very eager and excited about Auto-patcher, I decided to let it auto-patch EVERYTHING it could find. It ended up updating 129 things. Well, BAD IDEA. Now when I boot and login to my 98SE, the Start bar and the desktop (icons) don't load up and it's stuck there. The only thing I can see is the desktop background image and the mouse arrow (I can move the arrow). When I check Task Manager, nothing is there. So, anyone have ideas? Can I unpatch stuff in Safe Mode? This OS installation isn't all that important, so I can always reformat and reinstall 98SE.

Also, if I do decide to use Auto-patcher again, which patches are the safest to install? Critical Updates only perhaps?

Please note: Auto-Patcher is an automatic hotfix and update installer, it doesn't install anything on its own, it only installs other people's hotfixes. One of the updates you installed has screwed your PC, sorry to report. This can easily happen on very old OS installations (ie the OS was installed years ago).

If you re-install your OS, you will find that you can use Auto-Patcher perfectly well. You will be able to install every single update and have a kick-arse OS in the end. The problems you are experiencing are probably due to you existing OS config but it also could be hardware issues.

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:whistle: Click on finish after download of Auto-patcher to start program ,then Type in "M"and follow next prompts to load individual area's of the update modules as your system needs. You can load more later on also if necessary......*You'll catch on as it starts :thumbup or you'll end up with a lotta stuff you cannot use!You can set your RAM too as this helps speed of your MoBo....***First Know which programs you have installed as this is most useful!Use the MSFN P.M. Messenger :(as Summer keeps peole Busier these days)for help if needed! :hello: Instuctions should be in the help files inside A.P. :)"Really though!"Auto-Patcher for 98SE is more reliable than others as i've tried them all even in other Windows Systems and Windows Versions as the others miss a lot or take longer to update!!!***CLEAN INSTALL is always BEST for system and MoBo... :thumbup
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:blushing: We should try to put a list of the order of important updaters for occasional visitors so they are easily confused?Such as: WipeHardDrive(if user wishes or after heavy usage of Hdd);then install Win98SE/CDROM-WUPG98-SESP1.5a-SESP2.1a-SESP3.0b2(latest version)-Set up Automatic(TweakUI-control panel) logon before install of AutoPatcher/sept'07,oct'07,dec final'07..........then finish with any personal "tweaks" or programs to use!!! :thumbup Every little bit helps...sometimes :)
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Please note: Auto-Patcher is an automatic hotfix and update installer, it doesn't install anything on its own, it only installs other people's hotfixes. One of the updates you installed has screwed your PC, sorry to report. This can easily happen on very old OS installations (ie the OS was installed years ago).

If you re-install your OS, you will find that you can use Auto-Patcher perfectly well. You will be able to install every single update and have a kick-arse OS in the end. The problems you are experiencing are probably due to you existing OS config but it also could be hardware issues.

Ok thanks. I guess I'll have to reinstall OS. It was actually a fresh install, but there were maybe ~5 other programs added, if I recall (TweakUI being one of them). But basically, I installed all the Windows Updates for 98SE that the Microsoft website was able to sense and then Internet Explorer 6.0 and its updates and then DirectX 9c. That's as much native M$ I can remember that I added. The motherboard is a QDI Explorer I (ca 1996), with 128MB (72p Simms) maximum and an AMD K6-III/400.

blushing.gif We should try to put a list of the order of important updaters for occasional visitors so they are easily confused?Such as: WipeHardDrive(if user wishes or after heavy usage of Hdd);then install Win98SE/CDROM-WUPG98-SESP1.5a-SESP2.1a-SESP3.0b2(latest version)-Set up Automatic(TweakUI-control panel) logon before install of AutoPatcher/sept'07,oct'07,dec final'07..........then finish with any personal "tweaks" or programs to use!!! thumbup.gif Every little bit helps...sometimes smile.gif

What is WUPG98 and SESP? Now you've got me more intrigued and bewildered. And why do you say to install 'AutoPatcher/sept'07,oct'07,dec final'07'?? I thought all you need was the latest patch and any upgrades thereafter?

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