I reinstalled W98 on my Vaio (z505rx) since after two and a half years it
had gotten a bit buggy.
Well, the Vaio still freezes unexpectedly and the most annoying problem
was fixed with a reinstall of some Iomega s'ware.
OTOH, I am left with:
no stand by mode (important since typically the thing freezes 3 or 4
times on a reboot (even after the reinstall...) and takes about two
minutes on each attempt (Sony loads the thing with so much unnecessary
crap that MS thinks has to be loaded because I might "need" them...could
use advice on getting rid of this stuff too...)
dial-up no longer remembers my password or dials automatically despite
repeated re-settings of this feature
MS networking demands a password on each reboot, easily cancelled but
an annoying reminder of everything else this "fix" has done (Ask me if
I've ever used MS networking, ever...)
and most important >> no USB << not even power to the peripherals -- it's
There may be more, since I did this only yesterday and have not had a
chance to explore all the other ways in which this "fix" may have screwed
my system. Meanwhile, can anyone recommend a [real] fix for any of the
above? I plan to scour MS & Vaio sites when I have time, but they will
probably be just as helpful as they have been in the past.
moving ever towards Linux,
(email best as my news is quirky)
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