Category: Windows 95 / Win95 » Troubleshoot »

No boot device found or available

29 October 2007 by Snakefoot | 13 Comments » | Trackback Off
Computer cannot start if no proper boot device exists, or if the active boot device fails.

Program startup order in Windows 9x

15 February 2004 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
Description of where and in what order programs are loaded at startup.

Rebuild icon cache to fix incorrectly displayed icons

4 July 2003 by Snakefoot | 56 Comments » | Trackback Off
The icon cache can become corrupted and lead to icons being garbled.

Manually remove programs from the Add/Remove list

22 June 2003 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
How to manually uninstall an application and remove it from the Add/Remove list.

Retrieve a lost CD-Key from the registry

28 February 2003 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
Where to find the cd-key for the current Windows install.

Use extract.exe to restore a system file

10 January 2003 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
How use the extract utility for restoring a file from the Windows install CD.

Improve system stability by removing ghost devices

26 October 2002 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
Description of ghost devices and how they can be removed in safemode.

Checkpoints for fixing a bad or corrupt BIOS flash

14 August 2002 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
Description of different alternative ways for recovering from a bad BIOS flash.

Checkpoints for fixing no BIOS POST

14 August 2002 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
Steps for fixing a computer which cannot perform BIOS POST.

Checkpoints for fixing hardware conflicts

14 August 2002 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
Steps for finding what hardware devices that is causing problems.

Configure Windows 9x to handle more than 1 GB RAM

19 June 2002 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
Make it possible to run Windows 9x with 1 GByte RAM (or more).

Setup switches for Windows 9x installation

27 May 2002 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
Useful command line switches that can be used when installing Windows 95 / 98 / Me.

Unplug hardware if Windows fails to install properly

1 January 2001 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
Troubleshooting what is causing Windows not to install properly.

Force Windows 9x to redetect all hardware

1 January 2001 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
Make Windows 9x redetect all hardware in case one is migrating to a new computer.

Bypass the loading of programs at Windows startup

1 January 2001 by Snakefoot | 1 Comment » | Trackback Off
Holding down the SHIFT key during Windows startup will stop applications from loading.

Bypassing a screen saver with password using autorun

1 January 2001 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
Getting past a password protected screensaver by inserting a cd-rom.

Configure the amount of spare stack pages

1 January 2001 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
Increasing the amount of spare stack pages to handle stack overflow by bad drivers.

Change the source path for the install files in Windows 9x

1 January 2000 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
Configure the path to the location of the install files whether on CD-ROM or HDD.

Configure Windows 9x startup with Msdos.sys

1 January 2000 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
List of the different settings available in Msdos.sys.

Configure timeout for application termination

1 January 2000 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
Change when an application is considered as deadlocked and should be terminated.

Bypassing user password protection in Windows 9x

1 January 2000 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
Getting past the password protection in Windows 9x.