When the media is filled with bad sectors, then one can still try to recover the good bits.
Computer cannot start if no proper boot device exists, or if the active boot device fails.
Mount a file folder as a drive-letter, like a shortcut to make it easier to access the folder.
Use Windows Explorer to browse a remote internet server by adding it as a network place.
Utilities for mounting a FTP folder as a mapped netwok drive.
The hard disk performance is very dependent on the configuration of the disk cache.
Microsoft security update MS05-026 blocks for viewing compressed HTML (CHM) files placed on a network drive.
The Microsoft Installer (MSI) Package file is a compressed archive, which can be decompressed.
Utility that can generate a wallpaper, which includes the computer system details.
Details of how the Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) takes over if no DHCP server is found.
Microsoft Java Virtual Machine (JVM) contains security flaws and should be uninstalled and replaced with the Sun Java Runtime.
Scriptomatic makes it easy to extract system information through WMI using scripting.
Description of the different ways Windows can convert a logical network name to a physical address.
Configure the priority of how it should lookup the physical network address of a computer.
Extension for the Windows Explorer so zip files can be opened like a normal directory.
Thumbnail View uses a cache to allow quicker viewing of folders with pictures, and one can change the quality of these thumbnails.
How to configure the location and size of the task scheduler log with all its events.
Collection of small utilities created by Microsoft to make life easier.
Guides and file packages for creating a bootable CD-ROM, which Windows 98 can run from.
Description of where and in what order programs are loaded at startup.
Assign specific drive letters for removable drives.
Description of different causes and solutions to network problems.
How to configure the password encryption level for better security.
The different password encryption algorithms available in the Microsoft Network.
How the security features in SMB signing can protect the network.
System Properties can be modified to display company name or company pictures.
Forcing the user to provide credentials before being allowed to use Windows 9x.
Active Desktop enables customization of folders like they were web pages.
Optimize the boot time of Windows by using the DOS disk cache until the Windows disk cache takes over.
Utility which scans the bootlog.txt and displays the time it took to load each driver.
VPN client to create a secure network connection to any server supporting L2TP/IPsec connections.
Collection of Microsoft articles to help in troubleshooting dialup modem failures.
Changing the behavior and visual appearance of the task bar.
Device driver for the PC speaker so it can play WAV files in Windows 9x.
How to manually uninstall an application and remove it from the Add/Remove list.
Disable the beep from the PC speaker when Windows performs an alert.
Description of the low disk space warning and how to disable it.
Save resources by disabling the Task Monitor and avoid the logging of every application startup.
Utility that allows one to change drive-letter assignments for hard disk partitions.
Enhance the file copy abilities of Windows Explorer
How to increase the security of the Microsoft network by enabling SMB signing.
Where to find the cd-key for the current Windows install.
How to configure the fast shutdown feature in Windows 98.
The use of the master browser in the microsoft network, and how it is elected.
System Policies are useful when wanting to enforce a certain configuration or restriction on all computer and users in the domain.
Utilities to recover lost passwords, which are only shown as asterisks.
Recover deleted or damaged files (and partitions) with undelete / unerase utilities.
How to configure autorun for the different drive types.
How use the extract utility for restoring a file from the Windows install CD.
System File Checker is able to verify that system files are intact.
How to configure whether Windows 95 / 98 / Me should participate in the master browser election.
Utilities for extracting the the cd-key from the registry database.
How to create different profiles for cleaning up the hard disk.
How to change the name and company registered as owner of the Windows installation.
Description of ghost devices and how they can be removed in safemode.
How to configure a network adapter to be part of multiple subnets.
Mouse is accelerated when moved in a single movement to make the Windows nagivation easier.
Configure how the TCP/IP should respond when multiple network adapters are installed.
Keep the screensaver from starting when doing file defragmentation.
Description of different alternative ways for recovering from a bad BIOS flash.
Steps for fixing a computer which cannot perform BIOS POST.
Steps for finding what hardware devices that is causing problems.
Utility that monitors the cpu usage and displays a small cpu meter in the taskbar.
Describes the benefits and the costs of using multiple partitions.
Increase the speed of the network connection by changing the TCP/IP settings.
Disabling the page file to prevent Windows from unloading memory to the hard disk.
Make it possible to run Windows 9x with 1 GByte RAM (or more).
Setting up a computer network, and steps for troubleshooting errors in the computer network.
Useful command line switches that can be used when installing Windows 95 / 98 / Me.
Using PING to test the network connection and calculating the best TCP/IP receive window.
Remote Desktop Client can take control of a remote computer running Microsoft Windows.
Windows Media Video (WMV) and Windows Media Audio (WMA) codecs for Media Player 6.4 and 7.1
Configuring how the wallpaper should be displayed using registry settings.
Change the default wallpaper folder used when changing the wallpaper in Windows.
Display the My Computer security zone along with the other security zones for configuration.
Description of how router metric works, and how to use it to prioritise gateways and perform simple load balancing.
Description of the different things that can be customized in Windows, and links to resources that can provide even more customization.
Update Windows 98 using the install files from Windows Me.
Bring your old Windows 98 desktop into the new millenium.
Virtual Desktop Manager utilities can give even more room on the Windows desktop.
Alternative window shells that to change the desktop experience.
Microsoft Windows 98 updates put into a single package.
Description of different causes and solutions to hard disk performance problems.
Open zip and cab files in Windows Explorer like they were normal directory with files.
How to configure Internet Connection Sharing to configure a gateway to the Internet for other computers.
The disk defragmenter in Windows Me is faster than the one released with Windows 95 and 98.
Possible steps for repairing Windows Update
How the HOSTS file can be used to customize the host name resolution.
How to increase the size of the read ahead cache used for cdrom and dvd drives.
Lower the disk activity by disabling the updating of when a file was last accessed.
Power Management support is not supported very well by Windows 9x and should be disabled.
How to give the foreground application higher priority, so it will not be disturbed by background processes.
A boot manager can help with running multiple operating systems on the same machine.
When BETA testing Windows versions then it can be rather useful to easily see the build version on the desktop.
Scanreg command line switches for checking the Windows registry.
Active Desktop makes it posssible to customize folders, and so the Windows folder is customized to avoid messing with the Windows system files.
Changing the color of the desktop shown before a user has logged in.
How to configure the size of the pre-allocated DMA buffer for use by 16 bit applications.
VMM32.VXD is an archive of VXD files, and some have reported improved speed by extracting the VXD files.
Utility to verify the system hardware and firmware (BIOS) compliance with the ACPI specification.
Make the dialup connection time faster by limiting the dialup protocols to only TCPIP.
Configure the hardware settings for the dialup modem and serial port for optimal speed.
Configuring the TCPIP stack to increase the amount of concurrent connections in Windows 95 / 98 / Me.
Description of the registry keys used for configuring the TCP/IP max transfer unit (MTU) size in Windows 95 / 98 / Me.
Description of the registry keys used for configuring the TCP/IP stack in Windows 95 / 98 / Me.
How one can reload the HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry hive without needing a restart.
There are several security issues one should take care of when having a network connection.
Using PING to test the network connection and finding the best TCP/IP max transfer unit (MTU).
Hiding a file-share by changing the name.
How to see the registry changes of a certain action by using the file compare utility.
How to add and remove registry entries from the Windows registry using .reg files
How to configure a keyboard shortcut as a hotkey to quickly start an application.
Troubleshooting what is causing Windows not to install properly.
Microsoft Office graphic filters allows programs like Mspaint to work with formats like jpeg and gif.
How to use the keyboard key "Print Screen" to make a screen dump.
Registry cleaner to remove entries from the registry.
Description of how to configure a computer network without a DHCP server.
Make Windows 9x redetect all hardware in case one is migrating to a new computer.
Holding down the SHIFT key during Windows startup will stop applications from loading.
Getting past a password protected screensaver by inserting a cd-rom.
Increasing the amount of spare stack pages to handle stack overflow by bad drivers.
Microsoft powertoy for changing hidden settings in Microsoft Windows.
Shortcuts can be created to most of the special folders available in Windows Explorer.
Unlocking the hidden hardware diagnostic tool using a command line parameter.
List of steps to perform before starting a file defragmentation on a hard disk partition.
List of the available command line switches for defrag.
Configure the path to the location of the install files whether on CD-ROM or HDD.
Enable the Update Wizard without performing registration.
Configure whether to automatically launch application when inserting a CD or DVD disk.
List of the available command line switches for scandisk.
Display the file attributes in the detail view of Windows Explorer for Windows 98 Second Edition.
Easter egg that allows one to see the names of those behind Windows 98.
Utility to diagnose what hardware devices have failed to start and have been disabled.
NTFS device driver for accessing NTFS partitions inside Windows 9x.
Kernel toys are small utilities created by Microsoft to make life easier.
Increasing the DOS prompt refresh rate to make the display smoother.
Windows Explorer allows one to specify what folder to display when launched.
How to configure the page algorithm, so it will not perform paging when the system is idle.
How to configure the size of continuous space it will look for when performing file allocation.
How to increase the size of the page buffer to hold more memory pages when doing disk access.
Collection of links to Microsoft articles about how to improve the Windows 98 experience.
How to block Setver.exe from loading to save conventional memory.
How to reserve the upper memory block and load the dos enviroment in high memory to free conventional memory.
How to configure the disk cache for faster file operations.
How to change the role of the computer to be "Network Server".
How to configure Windows 9x to use DMA for IDE ATA hard drives.
How temporary files cause file fragmentation and different RAM disk options.
Finding the the optimal size and location for the Windows swap file.
Update the DirectX runtime after installing new drivers to prevent conflicts.
Uninstall unneeded fonts to speed up boot times and free memory.
How to change the color of the BSOD to make it easier to read or just for fun.
Speed up the Windows experience by disabling unneeded visual effects.
Change when an application is considered as deadlocked and should be terminated.
Using a batch file to configure the DOS prompt when starting it from the Windows desktop.
Getting past the password protection in Windows 9x.
Power Toys are small utilities created by Microsoft to make life easier.
Description of how the drivers and firmware for the computer hardware should be updated to get the best performance.
Description of how Microsoft Windows requires constant updating to get the best performance.
Load DOS drivers when leaving Windows, instead of loading them before Windows starts.
Configure the default behavior to use notepad, when opening a file with unknown type.
How to change the cluster size of a partition with description of the different filesystems and their limitations.
How to use the Shift-key on the keyboard to activate faster reboot.