Windows 98 Help Desk

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All you need to know  About.......

Dll files

Stack faults

System resources

Windows Registry

The Recycle bin

Fragmented files and folders


Slow Computer?

The leading cause

Startup items

Seeking a floppy drive

When you defrag your drives

Office Fast Find indexer

When opening folders



Specific Windows 98 Problems and Issues

Can't Access Display Properties

Windows Explorer left pane is missing

Scandisk runs each time
that Windows starts

SendToDesktop shortcut is missing

Wrong symbols on the title bar

Icons are missing or incorrect

Windows Setup errors

 USB Device not recognized after returning from standby

CD and CDRW drives do not appear

Problems with fast processors

RPC Stub Errors

Windows Update issues

Help system issues

Recycle Bin Problems

Trouble Shooter problems

Damaged files in the recycle bin
Damaged Recycled folder
Damaged Info or Info2 file

Windows Crashes  (You must be kidding)

About the Blue screen of death (BSOD)

BSOD when opening a folder

How To......

Clean Boot Windows (and why you should)

Prevent the Logon Dialog from appearing

Defragment your hard drives

Create a boot disk from DOS

Restore "My Documents" folder to the desktop

Automatically configure IP addressing

Add the Windows 2000 color scheme to Win 9x

Recover your Windows Product Key

Run Windows components using command line switches

Clean up that start menu mess

Prevent users from bypassing the
logon dialog
Change the Name or Organization

Extract *.cab files

From DOS

From Windows

Invalid Page Faults

In module

Occurs when...


you attempt to open My Computer or Control Panel



General Protection Faults