LoneCrusader...thanx for this info:
"Also, the link to the Google groups page above should be removed by a moderator. It is a discussion of WAREZ - a German hacker cracked an old Demo version of Rudolph Loew's RAM patch and distributed it illegally."
And thanx to him who posted the topic link, where I found this:
"•If it is warez, it must not be "handled" on any of our servers anyway"
cuz.. that was a trap I would have surly fallen into.
Hay all! Complaint. I started this thread, got my answer and now its going all over the pace. I want to answer so many of your posts, but its all to fast for me. I finally saved the whole page, to take home an read so I can soak it up. But I am getting distracted from my present problem. Trying to get my 98se going again.
I D/L'ed MemTest86 and ran it to discover that only 128MB stick was indeed bad. One bit was dead as a doornail. Fortunatly my two 512MB sticks arrived. Tossing the bad, I seated one new stick. Ran MemTest86 and it passed!
I will put back the 2nd stick for a spare. But the mem fault left me with lots o bad files. I was counting on these to install and update., "Also, suddenly my only 98SE install CD developed read problems from scratches. I've no, "One Copy ALLOWED!", backup CD.
So...I want to now forget memory except the deffinant adjustment settings needed for 512MB on 98SE. I am using three systems in this problem, 98SE, the target, WinXP, the intermediate resevoir of storage and CD burning and This Vista Laptop for getting all your intellegence onto a 4G flash drive, (Fat 16-32?) which fits into my 98SE target sys.
Do I need another thread or maybe ten of 'm ?
But Davencaps, I am there now......
"Installing 98 on a system having a gig of ram is going to be a problems. You'll need to drop the ram to no more than 512 meg when doing the initial install. Then there's some modifications to some startup files that will be necessary for 98 to run smoothly. Let us know when you get to that stage."
And ridder..thanx about memtest86...I got that an its goog. I ran it on my XP and discovered it has a great manual on PDF. I will attack that later.
Ok one more question> On my XP, two Flash drives plugged into USB. One was the 4GB, Fat and another 16GB, NTFS. I there copied, using COPY all 4G into a folder on 16GB. Later, doing checksum discovery on multiple files, I discovered checksum disagreement in the copied data just done. There were a hand full of bad copies there of the few I checked for chksum. I don't have a good checking program for all these files I now need to sort out.