Fwd: RE: Win 95 Freeze Fix Confirmed
Thu Sep 10 21:27:00 GMT 1998
---Joe Soroka <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> At 11:26 AM 5/18/98 -0700, you wrote:
> >> From: Geoffrey Noer [ mailto:email@example.com ]
> >> I can confirm that installing the USB update patch from Microsoft
> >> fixes the Win 95 freeze problem visible when control-C-ing in B19
> >> bash. (I think you need to be running OSR2 to install the patch).
> >Forgive my newness... I am running Cygwin32 b19.1 on Win95, and
> >experience a good solid freeze (I can move the mousepointer and press
> >Ctl-Alt-Del repeatedly to reboot, but that's all) after 3 to 30
> >when running bash. This prevents me from compiling XEmacs, or
> >else for that matter. Does this sound like the freeze problem of
> >you speak?
> That's exactly the type of problem I was having. I've been looking
> a lot since posting my findings last week. It seems that there are
> few versions of the file USBSUPP.EXE floating around the net. I
> from MSDN dated Friday, April 11, 1997 1:21:52 AM, size 964,960 bytes,
> version 4.03.1214... I could not any files matching these exact specs
> anywhere on the internet, but..
> Supposedly this patch is not directly available from Microsoft, for
> endusers anyways. One can find similar files by using archie or
> http://ftpsearch.ntnu.no and searching for USBSUPP.EXE.. A good
> of all the versions of Windows 95 and what patches apply to which
> is available at http://www.walbeehm.com/win95upd.html and it has
> places where one could download a USB patch.
> As always, your mileage may vary. I can't find the exact file that
> anywhere on the internet, but I'm guessing that the best
> be found in the links at walbeehm.com. Perhaps Geoffrey Noer could
> some detail on which version(s) he used to confirm the solution.
> Also everyone should note that I don't have any USB ports or
> obviously the USB patch does more than add USB support. :) Just in
> anyone is thinking "USB patch? That doesn't apply to me."
> joe soroka.
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