First post, by ruthan
i would like to ask for help with my HP z400 machine and Windows98- Dos 7 memory
I never was expert in Autoexec and Config configuration. I have menu with
5 options - 2 for WIndows 98 which are working fine and 3 for Dos, i downloaded
most of this config somewhere years ago and modified it.
I think that problematic it is worked how it is on other machines (compared it by eye checks, not with some software comparators), but could make a mistake, typos or something like that.
I use 3 Dos config branches:
1) Dos XMS - no EMS - freezing after or during himem start - picture below
2) Protected mod - working
3) Dos EMS - freezing during or after - picture below
X58 HP branded Mainboard and last BIOS 3.60
Xeon 6cores/12 threads CPU
8 GB DDR3 ECC
GPU1: ATI X800 XL for Dos and Win98
GP2: Gefore 730 for modern OSes
i Bios i can select primary GPU slot, but for my pure Dos problem is doesnt matters.
HDD - Sata WD Raptor 160 GB, HDD is MBR based 3 primary partition and extended partition with few other partatitions
IDE Samsung DVD-RW - im using cheap IDE to Sata convertor, because i wanted to
play CD music with analog cable connection to soundcard, i only IDE DVD drivers
probably have that audio header for that. Modern OSes could to do it digitally
but Windows 98 and Dos probably dont, or not out of box, i really like CD audio
Soudcard - Creative Audigy
Network card - Broadcom 5721 - Working in Win98-Windows10
onBoard network and soundcard disabled
Sata devices controller boot screen (picture):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9lg1v5es8xfeo1z/201 … evices.jpg?dl=0
Linux, Windows 98 Windows XP and Windows 7 are working fine.
Because Win98 512MB+ RAM problem, im using HimemX.exe for Freedos from SourceForge - laste version tested too, instead original Himem.sys
Dos- XMS branch freeze on this:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/nrvg264uj9dykpf/201 … Freeze.jpg?dl=0
Dos EMM386 branch freeze on this:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/y5h3ypipmr7qyut/201 … Freeze.jpg?dl=0
All config files and drivers are in archive, you are welcome to try it, autoexec and config are heavy commented, if not work msdos.sys has to be modified to show boot menu instead of autoboot to Windows 98.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/pbcugn3ve7qwhn0/Win … Drivers.7z?dl=0
I have problem to insert Dropbox pictures by link so i have add urls instead..
Any help welcome.
Im old goal oriented goatman, i care about facts and freedom, not about egos+prejudices. Hoarding=sickness. If you want respect, gain it by your behavior. I hate stupid SW limits, SW=virtual world, everything should be possible if you have enough raw HW.