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for the person building computer to run Windows 98SE


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#1 RolandJS

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 07:01 AM

I can't find the thread of a nice person building a computer that will run Windows 98SE.

To that thread starter, you might need the following config.sys to handle the memory:

[watch for and fix the un-intended wrap-arounds]

 

REM MODULAR/OBJECT-ORIENTATION BY RJ STOLLER  JERRY-ROLAND  USA

[MENU]

MENUCOLOR=14,1

REM MENUITEMS:

MENUITEM=BOOT1,   BOOT1   BFFRS=04,0  PS/2 MSE     SDRV     DKY

MENUITEM=INET1,   INET1   BFFRS=04,0  PS/2 MSE     SDRV     DKY  NO CHOICES

MENUITEM=TAPE,    TAPE    BFFRS=22,0  PS/2 MSE  NO SDRV  NO DKY  NO CHOICES  NO MLTMDA

MENUDEFAULT=BOOT1,10

REM SUB-MENUS:

[SB_BLOC1]

DEVICEHIGH=C:\DOS\ANSI.SYS /X

DEVICEHIGH=C:\WUTL\IFSHLP.SYS

DEVICEHIGH=C:\DOS\SETVER.EXE

DEVICEHIGH?=C:\DOS\RAMDRIVE.SYS 1024 512 1024 /E

DEVICEHIGH?=C:\DOS\RAMDRIVE.SYS 2048 512 1024 /E

DEVICEHIGH?=C:\DOS\RAMDRIVE.SYS 3096 512 1024 /E

DEVICEHIGH?=C:\VRS\VIRSTOP.EXE /BOOT /WARM /NOTRACK

DEVICE=C:\CTCM\CTCM.EXE

DEVICEHIGH=C:\VIBRA16\DRV\VIBRA16.SYS /UNIT=0 /BLASTER=A:220 I:5 D:1 H:5

DEVICEHIGH=C:\VIBRA16\DRV\CTMMSYS.SYS

DEVICEHIGH=C:\UTL\CD1200.SYS /D:CD003

[BOOT1]

DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS  /V /TESTMEM:OFF /CPUCLOCK:ON

DEVICE=C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE /V /Y=C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE AUTO D=32 X=A000-AFFF I=B000-B7FF X=B800-C7FF I=C800-DFFF X=F000-F7FF RAM FRAME=E000

INCLUDE=SB_BLOC1

BUFFERS=04,0

[INET1]

DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS  /V /TESTMEM:OFF /CPUCLOCK:ON

DEVICE=C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE /V /Y=C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE AUTO D=32 X=A000-AFFF I=B000-B7FF X=B800-C7FF I=C800-DFFF X=F000-F7FF RAM FRAME=E000

INCLUDE=SB_BLOC1

BUFFERS=04,0

[TAPE]

DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS  /V /TESTMEM:OFF /CPUCLOCK:ON

DEVICE=C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE /V /Y=C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE AUTO D=32 X=A000-AFFF I=B000-B7FF X=B800-C7FF I=C800-EFFF X=F000-F7FF NOEMS

DEVICEHIGH=C:\DOS\ANSI.SYS /X

DEVICEHIGH?=C:\DOS\RAMDRIVE.SYS 1024 512 1024 /E

BUFFERS=22,0

[COMMON]

DOS=HIGH

DOS=UMB

FILES=120

FCBS=8,2

STACKS=12,384

LASTDRIVE=H

NUMLOCK=ON

SWITCHES=/F

SHELL=C:\COMMAND.COM C:\ /P /F /E:1024

 

If I find that thread, I'll "close" this one.


Edited by RolandJS, 20 June 2016 - 07:03 AM.

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Posted 25 June 2016 - 10:21 PM

"Rebuilding an old computer" in Internal hardware?


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Posted 26 June 2016 - 08:08 AM

timmeh2, I just posted in your thread, a link to this itty bitty thread:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/614627/rebuilding-an-old-computer/page-3


"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.

http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forums/45/Computer-Technologies/

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 10:00 PM

RolandJS, Forgive my ignorance, most of that is like trying to read Japanese for me. I'm somewhat familiar with DOS, have not used it much with PCs, have run a few commands like scanreg, that sort of thing. Have limited experience with NC machine tools, adjusting programmes not writing them from scratch.

 

I see DOS command, do I check/change values/commands in DOS prompt?

 

There are a few things in there that I recognise from BIOS settings.


Where does this goBANG


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Posted 28 June 2016 - 05:37 AM

If memory serves me, and you're building a computer that matches those days of old, then what this config.sys does is allocate the RAM resources amongst video needs, extended memory, expanded memory.  True blue DOS based programs had to have either extended or expanded memory, I don't believe they access RAM "directly."  And, for the video to be at its best, resources had to be allocated correctly [rifle'd not shotgunned].  I believe I used that config.sys on 286s, 386s, 486s, Pentium 3[?] MMX -- of course, making allowances for increasing amounts of RAM.  I had to work with amounts ranging from 640K to 1MB to 4MB[?].  I think what's best is for you to tell me what in the config.sys you already know about.  Then, you and I can search the Ancient Forests for the portions you are not familiar and those portions I have look up.  


Edited by RolandJS, 28 June 2016 - 05:40 AM.

"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.

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Clone or Image often! Backup... -- RockE (WSL)

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 08:09 PM

This may take a while and possibly a few posts.

 

Third from last is set in BIOS (BootUp Num-Lock: On).

 

Currently have something set in BIOS that halts startup at the system configuration screen, tells me that "Processor Clock  : 900MHz"

if that's the right place to look. Thought I saw that in BIOS as well, apparently not.

 

What I've got is GA-6VX7-4X-AP (F3, on system config. screen, I think is BIOS version?) m/board(basic, very few jumpers), Pent3/Celeron900MHz processor(shows up under both titles depending on where you look, i.e. Intel Pentium 3 or Intel Celeron), 640Mb RAM, AMI BIOS. 2 x 20GB HDD's.

Running W98se, looking at trying to load Vista as well. possibly connecting to internet via wireless broadband modem.

Still need to find a DIRECT X 9 card before vista will work as far as I can see(currently DIRECT X 6).

 

Not very knowledgeable when it comes to this sort of thing, mostly self taught through trial and error, bit of research here and there.

 

On closer inspection, can only see the two points listed that I recognised. Can't locate anything else, looking at system config. screen

at startup, BIOS and Control Panel in the OS.


Edited by timmeh2, 28 June 2016 - 09:45 PM.

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 08:20 PM

I just now realized you mentioned Windows 95-98-98SE.  Did you also mean to dual boot or multi-boot any earlier Windows as well?  If yes, then my config.sys will be of use.  If only Windows 95-98-98SE, then the config.sys is literally, history!


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Posted 28 June 2016 - 09:54 PM

Will be either W98se/Vista or W98se/W98se, with one OS on each HDD. All depends on how much success I have getting W98se to work with wireless broadband modem. If I can't get 98se to connect i'll try and find a DIRECT X 9 (video?)card, and load Vista as light as I can make it. May have W98 disc somewhere, having trouble locating that at present.

 

Just caught on, applies to pre W95, Which means no good?


Edited by timmeh2, 28 June 2016 - 10:06 PM.

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 08:14 AM

...Just caught on, applies to pre W95, Which means no good?

My config.sys will not help, rather hurt, anything past Windows For Workgroups 3.11!  


"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.

http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forums/45/Computer-Technologies/

Backup, backup, backup! -- Lady Fitzgerald (w7forums)

Clone or Image often! Backup... -- RockE (WSL)

"I heard Spock finally got colander!"  "I believe the word is Kolinahr."  "Oh."





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