Category: Windows 98 / Win98 » Troubleshoot »

Copying files when the DVD or CD is scratched

25 December 2008 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
When the media is filled with bad sectors, then one can still try to recover the good bits.

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 | 54 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.

Using the System File Checker in Windows 98

10 January 2003 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
System File Checker is able to verify that system files are intact.

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.

Fix a non-working Windows Update

17 April 2001 by Snakefoot | No Comments » | Trackback Off
Possible steps for repairing Windows Update

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.

Register Windows 98 without using registration wizard

1 January 2000 by Snakefoot | 1 Comment » | Trackback Off
Enable the Update Wizard without performing registration.

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.