[QUOTE=jsimmons3;2130890]It shouldn’t matter whether you’re a paying/registered user, or not. The DVDFab author needs to fix the problem since it does indeed claim WinME compatibility on the product description page.
For the record, CRASHRPT.DLL needs the following DLLs to work correctly:
I have Win98SE installed in a virtual machine, and the DBGHELP.DLL file is missing. This is due to a change in a utility (called Dr.Watson) provided with Windows (it’s in Win98, but it was changed for either Win2K or WinXP). Since there is no updated version of Dr.Watson available for Win9x, there is no solution to your problem short of the DVDFab author taking steps himself.
As I see it, the DVDFab author has the following options:
Provide a stubbed version of the DLL that would install on Win9x systems.
Find another unhandled exception handler solution that is compatible with Win9x systems.
Drop support for Windows 9x (not your favorite option, I imagine).
Seriously, when you insist on using a far out-dated OS (for whatever reason), you should expect a diminishing level of support as the years wear on. I can understand you not wanting to use Vista (I don’t either), but XP is rather decent because drivers are still readily available for the OS). You can still get it from NewEgg for $139 (an OEM version).
You mentioned Linux, but I think you’ll have more problems than you bargained for that aren’t related to DVDFab. Good luck with that.
Of course, if you’re not married to using DVDFab, you could always find another solution until the DVDFab author makes a change one way or the other.[/QUOTE]
I agree wholeheartedly…^ is an excellent commentary on the “current state of affairs”.
I’ve seen a number of posts lamenting the lack of compatibility with win 98 (I don’t recall any other posts re: ME, but I’m sure they exist).
I too, believe that Fengtao should either fix the issues with 98/ME or officially terminate support.
Unfortunately, I suspect the latter is the most likely outcome.
While I sympathize with folks “…using a far out-dated OS (for whatever reason)…” I concur that "…you should expect a diminishing level of support as the years wear on…"
Afterall, even MS terminated support for 98 on June 9, 2006. This is about the time when I waved goodbye to my win 98se rig. Ended up giving it to my neighbor’s 4 yo to bang around on. It was working perfectly and ran a lot of the older kid software that I had accumulated. I hated to see my beloved old rig go, but I had decided it was time and at least would serve some useful purpose.
Moreover, while I respect the opinions of anyone wishing to stay with 98 and ME, the contention that it is more stable than XP, is a minority viewpoint, IMO.
Personally, I’m very happy with XP and have no wish to “upgrade” to vista… or “revert” to 98/ME. I also believe this is the consensus amongst (dare I say most) windoz users. Again, just my 2 cents.
I truly wish you luck, but I believe this will not end favorably for users of 98 and ME