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  1. CD Boot Menu
  2. Win98SE OEM CD Cab Files Listing
Win98SE Help:
  1. 239887 - Windows 98 Second Edition Shutdown Supplement
  2. Ensuring CD-ROM Digital Audio Quality under Windows 98 (12/3/2002).
  3. Q263044 - Fdisk Does Not Recognize Full Size of Hard Disks Larger than 64 GB

    Graphic: NaN Download 263044usa8.exe - English now

    "NOTE: This hotfix is not designed for 48-bit logical block addressing (LBA) hard disks, and it is not supported on hard disks larger than 137 GB."


  4. Q131652 - How to Change the Setup Source Path in Windows: Setup Source Path Change

    Using RegEdit.exe


    Right-click, SourcePath. Select Modify. Type in new path for installation files.


  5. images/bullet2.gifOr... System Downloads BanishCD --- AnalogX
  6. Product Support Center (FAQs)
  7. Windows 98 Frequently Asked Questions
  8. Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition - The Product and Technology Catalog: Overview
  9. Windows 98 Home Page
  10. Plus! 98 Support Center
  11. Description of the Features in Microsoft Plus! 98 (Q269044)
  12. How to Change Name and Company After Windows Installation
  13. images/bullet2.gifUpdate on Windows 98 Retail Upgrade for ACPI Systems
  14. Understanding the Settings in the Windows Me Config.sys File
NTFS for Win98:
  1. NTFS for Win98 - Winternals Software
  2. Paragon NTFS - Mounts NTFS partitions under Windows OS (9/16/2002).


Running Into "Too Much RAM" Memory Problems With Win9x?

Is this behavior by design? YES!

  1. images/bullet2.gifDifficulties under Windows 9x-ME with more than 512MB of memory installed in the system (5/9/2002).

    Set the MinFileCache and MaxFileCache setting in the SYSTEM.INI file to reduce the maximum amount of memory that VCache uses to 512 megabytes (524,288 KB) or less. Remember to save the changes to the SYSTEM.INI file and restart the system.

    NOTE: The values for these settings are in kilobytes. 1024 kilobytes = 1 Megabytes

    For example, if you want to create a 512-MB cache that cannot exceed 514-MB, the lines would be as follows:



  2. images/bullet2.gifOut of Memory Errors with Large Amounts of RAM Installed:

    Vcache is limited internally to a maximum cache size of 800 MB.

    This problem may occur more readily with Advanced Graphics Port (AGP) video adapters because the AGP aperture is also mapped to addresses in the system arena. For example, if Vcache is using a maximum cache size of 800 MB and an AGP video adapter has a 128-MB aperture mapped, there is very little address space remaining for the other system code and data that must occupy this range of virtual addresses (5/9/2002).

  3. images/bullet2.gifSystem Configuration Utility Advanced Troubleshooting Settings: Limit Memory to <512> MB, OR LESS!
  4. images/bullet2.gifSpecifying Amount of RAM Available to Windows Using MaxPhysPage (5/9/2002).

    Using, msconfig, Limit Memory to <x> MB:

    This setting limits memory usage on your computer to the first <x> MB, where <x> is a number of megabytes. This setting adds the "MaxPhysPage=<nnn>" line to the System.ini file, where <nnn> is a hexidecimal value of the amount of memory to be used. If this setting is too low (16 MB or lower), it may prevent Windows 98 from starting normally.

  5. images/bullet2.gifPRB Blue Screen Appears When You Start Computer with 1 GB RAM (5/9/2002).
  6. images/bullet2.gifMemory Management in Win98 & ME (5/9/2002).


Win98 Page File - Swap File:
  1. INFO The Windows 98 PageFile_Call_Async_Manager Service
  2. Hard Disk Activity When Computer Is Idle: This behavior is by design!
  3. Various Error Messages Displayed When Virtual Memory Is Enabled
  4. images/bullet2.gifHow Windows 95 Manages Virtual Memory:
  5. Windows 98 Setup Problems Related to Swap File
  6. Swap File Not Reduced to Zero Bytes at Shutdown: This behavior is by design!
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