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« Reply #120 on: April 18, 2004, 01:09:53 PM »
Quite right, a quick amendment: if you find yourself on your mobo manufacture's site for another reason look to see if they've posted updates to the BIOS and why. Their may be a good reason to do it, their many not, or an update may not apply to your PC... proceed with caution but be informed about what updates they can offer for you.  :)
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« Reply #121 on: April 19, 2004, 11:02:35 AM »
   If I can save enough money, I hope to update to an Intel Pentium IV from a P-III 450 mhz.
This will require a new motherboard
In the meantime I may update my ram to 512 mb's from 256 mb's from Crucial.com
I hope to have enough for a new power supply, new ram and Windows XP Professional to allow for a dual-boot
You can run Windows 98SE in processors faster than 2.1 Ghz --- the patch applies only to 98 first edition
If you have two hard disks and each is 137 gigabytes or less than you have support, Copycat
Copycat -- your system probably constantly reboots due to power problems or Windows XP's equivalent of the blue screen of death -- instead of showing this blue screen the operating system will reboot instead -- Microsoft has found this to be easier on their users, apparently  Have a great day!
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« Reply #122 on: April 20, 2004, 01:54:37 PM »
Copycat -- your system probably constantly reboots due to power problems or Windows XP's equivalent of the blue screen of death -- instead of showing this blue screen the operating system will reboot instead -- Microsoft has found this to be easier on their users, apparently  Have a great day!
Not constantly, regularly, there's a big difference in those words. Besides, I have more problems with crashing programs than crashing windows. 8) Power problems would surprise me, since I specifically asked for a power supply powerful enough for this pc and even with a bit of extra reserve. When it (the pc) does reboot, it's always after a BSOD, it's not on long enough for me to read everything it says, but it's definitely a BSOD.
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« Reply #123 on: April 21, 2004, 03:22:11 AM »
Do you think you will back everything up, format and reinstall?  That is what I just did and am in the process of updating everything again.  Time consuming yes -- but worth it -- definately    ;)
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« Reply #124 on: April 21, 2004, 01:39:37 PM »
Do you think you will back everything up, format and reinstall?  That is what I just did and am in the process of updating everything again.  Time consuming yes -- but worth it -- definately    ;)
It's what I have done, numberous times, in the past, and what I will continue to do when the need arises.  But, at the moment I see nu apparant reason to do such a thing, on either pc. Just because it's rather time-consuming, I don't want to over-do it.
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« Reply #125 on: April 22, 2004, 01:46:58 AM »
Nice point!
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« Reply #126 on: April 22, 2004, 02:02:53 PM »
Nice point!
On occasion, I've been known to make nice points, yes, particularly in the bookkeeping and the I(C)T-field. 8)
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« Reply #127 on: April 28, 2004, 11:43:46 AM »
Copycat, can you scanreg/fix/opt with Windows 95 from MS-DOS like you can in 98SE?
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« Reply #128 on: April 29, 2004, 03:04:07 PM »
Copycat, can you scanreg/fix/opt with Windows 95 from MS-DOS like you can in 98SE?
Do I need to try that in clean DOS? Because, when I do it from the DOS-prompt it says 'command or filename is incorrect'. :-\
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« Reply #129 on: April 29, 2004, 07:16:06 PM »
1. reboot in MS-DOS
2. smartdrv
3. scanreg/fix/opt
4. reboot

This works in my 98SE and it fixes and optimizes the registry.  Does it work in your 95 or XP system?
BTW, I setup an XP Home computer system for a client and I found out that there is an option that you can uncheck that will prevent your XP Home system from rebooting.  See if you can find it.  If not, post back here for help.
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« Reply #130 on: April 30, 2004, 07:21:43 AM »
'scanreg' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.  XD

Guess it doesn't exist in XP :P

Yeah, I think I mentioned to cc before that you can disable the automatic rebooting.  Unfortunately you can't resume where you left off when you get a "stop error" (XP's BSOD), so you have no other choice than to reboot manually.  ;D
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« Reply #131 on: April 30, 2004, 10:17:54 AM »
So in this way, 98 Second Edition is superior because although in some Blue Screens of Death there is no recovery and you must reboot the computer, I have had some blue screens of death where I just press the spacebar and Windows 98 Second Edition resumes except without that error prone program of course.  Sorry for the run-on sentence -- this is just so exciting and interesting to me.   !!!   :D   ;-D
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« Reply #132 on: April 30, 2004, 10:47:25 AM »
Yup, but I used to get a lot more blue screens with Win98 than with XP.  ;D  Also, you can end processes (tasks) in 2k/XP without resulting in a freeze or blue screen, but the same isn't always true in Win9x.  In fact, whenever explorer.exe crashed in Win9x, my systray icons would always vanish!  >:( That was the most annoying thing about "crash recoveries" in Win9x.
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« Reply #133 on: April 30, 2004, 06:12:03 PM »
With 98se the blue screen always comes up when explorer.exe crashes >:(, and the systray icons always disappear >:(

BTW does anyone know what an IO Error is ???
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« Reply #134 on: April 30, 2004, 08:20:35 PM »
It has been a long time but I finally got a blue screen of death that I could not recover from.  The error is due to my HP 3820 not being installed properly.  I must reinstall it and the problem will go away.  It was fun, I had Outlook Express open, Internet Explorer open with three windows, other stuff open and finally trying to print two documents at once.  I finally was able to make my 98SE system and have an unrecoverable BSOD.  It is almost nice to see these when you never get them anymore.  I was trying to do so many things because I was in a rush and I have learned that never works.  LOL  :D   !!!   ;-D   :suffer:  :>   ;)
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« Reply #135 on: May 01, 2004, 02:43:39 PM »
BTW does anyone know what an IO Error is ???
Nope, but I got a better one: 'IRQ_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL'.
It's been a long time since I got my last BSOD in Win95, but that's probably because it's only used to send an receive e-mail, and a bit of Opera-surfing (to links mentioned in e-mails). 8)
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« Reply #136 on: May 01, 2004, 11:53:22 PM »
Who manufactured your PC, CopyCat.  My PC was made by Falcon-Northwest computer systems.
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« Reply #137 on: May 02, 2004, 01:49:29 PM »
Who manufactured your PC, CopyCat.  My PC was made by Falcon-Northwest computer systems.
;D Boom Bob ;D
Seriously, no kidding, it's a custom-made pc.
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« Reply #138 on: May 02, 2004, 07:04:07 PM »
BTW does anyone know what an IO Error is ???

IO = Input/output ...hope that helps ; )
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« Reply #139 on: May 04, 2004, 02:05:34 PM »
IO = Input/output ...hope that helps ; )
I thought about that too, but how can input/output create an error? :o
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